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Postby josebach » Wed Sep 21, 2005 8:47 am

Here's a neat article on ESPN.com about MLB players playing fantasy football. I got a kick out of it so I thought I'd share.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/columns/ ... id=2163174
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:16 am

Where'd I go?" Lee said.

"Late third round," I said. "T.J. Simers of the L.A. Times got you. You're a bargain."

"Who went first?" he said, scanning the sheet.

"Pujols."

Lee nodded his head in agreement.

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Postby josebach » Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:20 am

In a bad way it makes you the fans that you hate as a baseball player," he said. "If you have a football player who doesn't do well for you, you put him on your black list. You get emotionally involved."


I REEEAAAAALLLLLYYYY don't like Derek Lowe right now. I benched Burnett for him. :-t

I swear last night in the first inning I would have sworn he was evil. :-)
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Postby JTWood » Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:23 am

"You hear everything," [Dunn] said. "I'll strike out and they'll say I'm killing them. Hey, don't draft me then."

Ain't that the truth! I wonder if any of these veteran fantasy ballers have ever visited this site. Do they even need to?

Great find!

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Postby Red Stripe » Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:28 am

"They'll say, 'Need you to steal a base. ... Need you to hit a home run,'" said Lee, smiling at the ridiculousness of it all. "Yeah, OK, just for you, buddy."


Lol, a buddy of mine actually said something like this once to Zach Greinke at the beginning of the year when we were at a Royals/Mariners game. He said something like, "Hey Zach, don't give up too many runs today, I need my ERA lowered on my fantasy team." Greinke didn't really acknowledge him but I could see he had a little smirk on his face. His line that day

6 IP, 4 H, 0 BB, 0 ER :-D

Anyway good article and nice find. ;-D
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Postby zepfan » Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:36 am

Funny none of them admitted to playing fantasy baseball. I guess there would be some conflict of interest or something...
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Postby ironman » Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:43 am

I was at a Cubs-D-backs game a few years ago and my buddy who was having a bad month in fantasy, and also had one too many Old Style's stood up during a lull in the game and shouted the following at Steve Finley (who was then in a slump).

"Your fantasy stats are killing me, you jackass!"

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Postby wrveres » Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:23 am

JTWood wrote:
"You hear everything," [Dunn] said. "I'll strike out and they'll say I'm killing them. Hey, don't draft me then."

Ain't that the truth! I wonder if any of these veteran fantasy ballers have ever visited this site. Do they even need to?

Great find!

;-D


glad to see that Adam Dunn and I are in agreement :-°
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Postby Art Vandelay » Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:44 am

The Reds are 20-plus games out of first in the NL Central. No wonder he has four fantasy teams.


Dunn has four fantasy teams. No wonder the Reds are 20-plus games out f first in the NL Central.
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Postby josebach » Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:58 am

Art Vandelay wrote:
The Reds are 20-plus games out of first in the NL Central. No wonder he has four fantasy teams.


Dunn has four fantasy teams. No wonder the Reds are 20-plus games out f first in the NL Central.


LOL That's more like it.
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