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You Know You're a Fantasy Baseball Junkie If.....

Posted on: February 25, 2008 11:09 pm
 

1. You play Taps on November 1st.

2. You keep a chest full of all the fantasy baseball publications you've ever bought under lock and key.

3. You have all your fantasy team rosters laminated and bound into a book.

4. You run to the nearest newsstand at least twice a day starting January 2nd until the first fantasy magazine comes out.

5. You check injury reports on-line every hour.

6. You have technical support for your fantasy website on speed dial.

7. You have your fantasy website saved as a favorite.

8. You keep work related material minimized on your computer screen, so that when your boss walks in you can cover up the fact you've been checking your stats.

9. You yell at your computer screen when you see those stats.

10. You recite the career stats of Alex Rodriguez in a financial meeting at work.

11. In an interview, you read off who you want to draft when asked about your career goals.

12. If a competitor's team is doing better, you seek out their best player and pull a Tonya Harding. 

13. You're able to make an argument that Johan Santana is a fair trade for Eric Milton because you have their stats memorized for every single year they've played. 

14. You daydream about your closer at work and doodle his name. 

15. You call out your #1 starter's name during sex, and then scream strike when you awaken from a nightmare. 

 

I have foolishly committed myself to 4 leagues including 1 where I'm the commish this year when I've never done more than 2.  You can't tell an addict he/she doesn't have enough time to smoke crack.  I used to be able to tell people it was time I otherwise wouldn't have spent with my brother.  He's not in all 4 leagues, so I can't use that excuse anymore.  I could say it makes me feel closer to the game I love so much.  Don't think that one's going to fly either.  So, I'll just tell the truth.  I love the competition against guys who think a girl has no place there.  I love when I come out ahead of those cocky guys, and they have to insert their feet in their mouths.  I love the history and stats of the game that you need to know to succeed in fantasy baseball.  Hi, I'm a fantasy baseball junkie, and I refuse to join a support group.   

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Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2008 2:54 pm
 

You Know You're a Fantasy Baseball Junkie If.....

Hey, thanks to everyone for the funny additions and comments. 

How about buying every single fantasy publication even though they all say pretty much the same thing?  I think I'm up to 5 so far this year. 

You call up MLB to request tapes of games where there were questionable calls against your players, and after watching them, you argue to have the decisions reversed.

You have your tv set to record baseball tonight everyday.

You check your live stats every half hour during the season and calculate where you'll be in the standings the next day. 

You become enemies with other owners who you don't even know. 

You try and distract fellow owners during a draft with useless conversation. 

 



detroitbrewers
Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2008 12:01 pm
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Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: March 2, 2008 9:11 pm
 

You Know You're a Fantasy Baseball Junkie If.....

I'm guilty of virtually all of them except 2 ,14 and 15.  However i do keep the last 3 years of fantasy baseball magazines under lock and key.  Not all of the ones i've ever gotten.   I haven't actually gone through with #12 yet either but i'd be open to the idea.  especially if the player is on the mets or yankees.



Since: Jan 14, 2007
Posted on: February 27, 2008 3:56 pm
 

You Know You're a Fantasy Baseball Junkie If.....

You don't turn on the news until 10:20 because the rest is irrelevant

You cuss out your local sports editor for only publishing the "short" box score.

You scream when the official scorer declares an error on a ground ball hit by on of your players because it robbed him of a point.




Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: February 27, 2008 10:59 am
 

You Know You're a Fantasy Baseball Junkie If.....

Here is another one...

While watching a game you swear that the TV as the go to comercial because the stat ticker at the bottom of the screen was just about to get to your best players game stats.



IrishSean2
Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2008 4:21 pm
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detroitbrewers
Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: February 26, 2008 11:49 am
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Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: February 26, 2008 9:47 am
 

You Know You're a Fantasy Baseball Junkie If.....

BigD, DB and BB, thanks for the hilarious additions!

DB, sounds like you had an unfair advantage with that spreadsheet in our draft, lol.  I may have to hold that against you unless you want to pay me off with a trade that'll favor me. 




Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2008 8:49 am
 

You Know You're a Fantasy Baseball Junkie If.....

I'm guilty of 7 & 8...

You know you're addicted to fantasy baseball when

  • You read books by Bill James to your kids as a bedtime story.
  • You have a pocket sports almanac with you at all times.
  • You can site a precedent for every sports injury.
  • You have had a nightmare about setting an invalid roster.
  • When watching a game you become irritable because RBI is in the statline and RC or RC/27.
  • You curse out people you've never met because they took the player you wanted to draft.
  • You have bought yourself a trophy because you won your fantasy league (note in big money leagues I think they send you one but I don't have the cash for a big money league)
  • You have a trophy display case for these trophies and display them proudly.
  • Three words multiple screen viewing...

 



detroitbrewers
Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: February 26, 2008 1:04 am
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