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Daily Dose of Fantasy/Reality

Posted on: May 8, 2008 10:14 am
Edited on: May 14, 2008 10:47 am
 
Things you need to know this morning, while you eat a melon medley of cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon, with a few red grapes, and a refreshing cup of fresh squeezed Florida orange juice ... followed by a CinnaBon --
  1. Harden ready to go for "one-start-in-a-row" streak: Rich Harden will start on Sunday at the Rangers. Scotty Blanco and I both whiffed on who would join the bullpen -- it's going to be Chad Gaudin (pronounced CHAD). Expect two great starts from Harden before he breaks your Fantasy heart again and goes on the DL for a sprained uterus.
  2. Carlos Gomez hits for cycle, something Johan Santana NEVER did: Gomez actually has two homers in his past eight games with six RBI and four stolen bases. Is he really available in 32 percent of CBSSports.com leagues?
  3. Brett Tresky went 3-for-3 with three runs scored in our Wednesday softball league: He also spelled everything correctly during the day's emails. Rumors of HGH abound -- although, Tresky spells it GHG.
  4. A-Rod close to returning in Week 7: Alex Rodriguez (sprained quad) is doing a little bit of everything right now, including taking BP and running in the outfield. He's eligible to return on Wednesday, and as the old saying goes, "Half of a Fantasy week with A-Rod -- is a weird phrase out of context."
  5. Lightning C Jeff Halpern out part of 2008-09 already: Halpern tore his ACL and part of his MCL and he's going to miss the first three months of next season ... which begins in like three weeks. He tore his knee up playing in the World Championships ... Dan Boyle hasn't dropped a skate on any wrists lately, so that's good.
  6. Magic win Game 3 in blowout, Billups' knee injury helped a little: Orlando stays alive with a win at home, but until they beat a healthy Pistons team, it doesn't quite count ... unless you bet the game.
  7. "My name is Votto, I like to get blotto!": Simpsons reference? Actually, it's his Fantasy owners that got a little blotto last night -- celebrating the rookie's three homers against the Cubbies. He's still available in 28 percent of leagues (Votto, not Otto the Bus Driver.)
  8. Richard Jefferson charged with assault: The New Jersey Net allegedly grabbed a man by the throat in a night club. To his credit, he didn't try to get his limo driver to take the blame like OTHER Nets.
  9. I nearly pooped myself on the way home from softball: After playing then eating wings at Bru's, my 20-minute drive home on the turnpike had to quickly become an 18-minute drive home, or else my upholstery would have a different color today. I made it ... this time.
  10. Rafael Furcal's back being problematic: Furcal thinks he can play on Friday after missing Wednesday's game. He's having an amazing season, making people add his name '00 Miguel Tejada-like to the Top Three Shortstops list. Scotty Blanco recently traded Michael Bourn, Stephen Drew and Micah Owings for Furcal in our Fantasy Mag Rotisserie league. Quite a haul for the contract-year shortstop. I nearly pooped myself when I saw that too.



When you get a chance, check out this blog entry by Baseball Jones, one of CBSSports.com's top blogging members. It's a great write-up about the blog genre in general and how some old school writers have a great disdain for it.
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Comments

Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: May 10, 2008 7:09 pm
 

Daily Dose of Fantasy/Reality

Jones... Dont fret the 1 start.. Esmack and Boog are just plain ol' douches..



Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: May 9, 2008 2:26 pm
 

Daily Dose of Fantasy/Reality

Haaaa, actually, the one-star posse is a group comprised of Atlanta fans and IDs that were mysteriously removed by either the owner or administration.

Emack and Boog are more like One-Star Lone Gunmen, which I guess makes it plural, killing the "Lone" part ... So I guess they are a second One-Star Posse ... Never mind.



Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: May 9, 2008 12:05 pm
 

Daily Dose of Fantasy/Reality

Baseball Jones,

Didn't read your blog until after I rated you.  I get the joke now.  My apologies.




Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: May 9, 2008 9:24 am
 

Daily Dose of Fantasy/Reality

Jonesy, great reply -- can't speak for Boog, but I yelled at Emack when he said he one-starred you. He didn't read your blog, so yeah, he thought your joke sucked since it was out of context.

But don't quit replying to blogs, did we quit after the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?




Since: Feb 23, 2008
Posted on: May 8, 2008 9:48 pm
 

Daily Dose of Fantasy/Reality

Boog, Blanco and E-mack...enhancing the cbssports.com Community 1-star at a time.



Since: Dec 14, 2007
Posted on: May 8, 2008 8:28 pm
 

Daily Dose of Fantasy/Reality

Boog and E-mack...thanks for the 1-starThe "1 star posse" rides again!!!



Since: Feb 23, 2008
Posted on: May 8, 2008 6:56 pm
 

Daily Dose of Fantasy/Reality

Boog and E-mack...thanks for the 1-star.  Was my joke that painful to read?  Or did you not read my blog entry about Buzz Bissinger?  Or do you just hate bloggers too? 

You can't hold a whole blogging community responsible for the behavior of a few, sick twisted individuals. For if you do, then shouldn't we blame the whole blogging community? And if the whole blogging community is guilty, then isn't this an indictment of our social institutions in general? I put it to you - isn't this an indictment of our entire American society? Well, you can do whatever you want to me, but I'm not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America. Gentlemen!

Editor's note: If you didn't get the Animal House reference here, then shame on you and hit up a Blockbuster on the way home.

Baseball Jones ~~ Hustling since 1980




Since: Dec 14, 2007
Posted on: May 8, 2008 6:25 pm
 

Daily Dose of Fantasy/Reality

I nearly pooped myself on the way home from softball

I hate it when that happens.



Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: May 8, 2008 4:11 pm
 

Daily Dose of Fantasy/Reality

Wherever you want to go, BT.

Bring it on, Corey.

Should be fun.




Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: May 8, 2008 4:01 pm
 

Daily Dose of Fantasy/Reality

Jamey and I just locked it up for next season. You and Gonos should have a head-to-head battle royale too...



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