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Postby stevethumb » Fri Aug 05, 2005 7:47 am

at our fantasy baseball auction, one owner this year brought his 8 yr old son who sat patiently throughout the day following the progress of the formation of his father's team...one player was brought up for auction and the boy became visibly excited as it was readily apparent that this guy was one of his favorite players...the bidding stalled at $15 w/his father having the last bid and as the auctioneer counted down going once..going twice...another owner raised the bid...the boy, very disappointed, let out a very audible sigh and an "oh no"... a crusty old owner turned to the boy and said, "get used to it, kid, there's no cryin' in baseball"....funny moment
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Aug 05, 2005 10:09 am

You must be very proud.
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Postby prodpaul » Fri Aug 05, 2005 10:17 am

Madison wrote:
prodpaul wrote:My 8 year old can tell you anything there is to know about MLB players and teams and I am debating whether or not to have him join a league next year. Is that to young? :-? He has been doing his own Fantasy Drafts on MVP and does quite well.


What harm can come from it? Let him try a free league at Yahoo next year and see how he does. :-) ;-D

Oh, and you will be teaching him that Roto leagues are king, while H2H leagues are garbage, right? :-b


LOL Madison ;-D
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Postby ironman » Fri Aug 05, 2005 11:10 am

Hey you can show them how to do projections and it will help their math skills! :-D
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Postby prodpaul » Fri Aug 05, 2005 1:17 pm

ironman wrote:Hey you can show them how to do projections and it will help their math skills! :-D


Yeah and if it's not done by draft day...NO ALLOWENCE! ;-D
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Postby Lofunzo » Fri Aug 05, 2005 1:51 pm

prodpaul wrote:
ironman wrote:Hey you can show them how to do projections and it will help their math skills! :-D


Yeah and if it's not done by draft day...NO ALLOWENCE! ;-D


Hope that you don't help him with his spelling homework. ;-7
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Postby jzfran » Fri Aug 05, 2005 3:43 pm

prodpaul wrote:My 8 year old can tell you anything there is to know about MLB players and teams and I am debating whether or not to have him join a league next year. Is that to young? :-? He has been doing his own Fantasy Drafts on MVP and does quite well.
Go for it. Stick him in a free yahoo league and keep an eye on his team. Help him out and make sure he enjoys it. My 8 year old cousin plays and he isnt too bad, but most importantly, he enjoys it. Since I was about 6 years old, I loved to do fantasy drafts in video games. Before I started fantasy (at 12 years old), I had done probably hundreds of fantasy drafts in games like Madden and Triple Play (as it was known back then...lol). So give him a shot and make sure he enjoys it!
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Postby warrick95 » Sun Aug 07, 2005 3:28 pm

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Madison wrote:Haha! :-D Funny story Stomperrob! ;-D

Anytime a player does something good on tv, my son asks me if I own him. :-b


Haha, same thing happens to me. Whenever I'm watching Baseball Tonight with my friends and I show any emotion in regards to a specific player (whether it be a fist-pump or a cry of anger) they know he's on my team. :D


Good story, stomperrob. ;-D

Same here guys, except with my ten year old brother. He's pissed off that I don't have any of his favorites: A-Rod, Ichiro, Pujols...I told him that if I had that team, there would be no competition at all.
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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:29 pm

This reminds me!

The only thing worse than a woman who plays fantasy sports is the man that teaches her.
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