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Postby horatio » Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:37 pm

Although my "team" will always be the A's, in 2006 I had Dye and Thome so I found myself really enjoying watching the White Sox. Last year it was Sabathia and Atkins that made me really get behind the Indians and Rockies.

I love fantasy baseball but it's funny how it can skew your perception of what's going on on the field. My wife and I were watching the A's face off against the Indians and Dan Johnson goes and crushes a pitch off CC to the give A's a lead late in the game. I got up in disgust and said "Damn it", my wife was shocked and said "I thought you were an A's fan", I said "Yeah, but I got CC on my fantasy team and I really need the Win"
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Re: Which teams are you a fan of simply because of your fbb team

Postby jcde7ago » Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:47 pm

For me it would have to be the Phillies and Rays last year, and the Brewers because of Braun.

I had Upton, Shields, Kazmir, Pena, J-Roll, Howard in many leagues. Also, i picked up Braun right when he got called up, and that coupled with Howard's return from injury catapulted me from 11th to 2nd in one league, eventually winning the championship.

I found myself consistently watching out for a Devil Ray/Brewer/Philly win, cause i knew i had tons of guys from those teams. It was really fun watching Tampa and Milwaukee especially with what Braun was doing.

I remember in Lincecum's first start, which i was watching on T.V. and i believe came against Philly, Howard crushed a home-run to deep center, and i was like "WOOO!!!" and then sat back down cause i felt guilty that i had put fantasy over reality...haha. But when you're a Giants fan, what's there to look forward to these days except for Barry Zito implosions and a lot of 9 - 2 nights? :-°
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Re: Which teams are you a fan of simply because of your fbb team

Postby horatio » Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:10 pm

yeah I live in SF and root for the Giants too, I know exactly how you feel.
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Re: Which teams are you a fan of simply because of your fbb team

Postby BJSFAN123 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:34 pm

I had Howard/Rollins/Hamels last season, so I was rooting for Philly.
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Postby Yoda » Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:37 pm

I had Sheets, Fielder, Hart, Weeks and Braun last year so I watched a ton of Brewer games. I also had Parra at one point.
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Re: Which teams are you a fan of simply because of your fbb team

Postby Jiu » Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:11 pm

I'm a Jays fan.

Because of fantasy, this year I'll also be a fan of the Twins (Morneau and Young), White Sox (Konerko and Swisher), Mets (Wright and Santana) and Yankees (Jeter and Rivera).
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Postby bleach168 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:16 pm

I see myself watching a lot of DiamondBack games this year.
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Re: Which teams are you a fan of simply because of your fbb team

Postby mberokoff » Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:30 pm

Big Dodgers fan here....

BUT with Rollins and Howard on my Dynasty Keeper league team.....I would say the Phillies...LOL
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Re: Which teams are you a fan of simply because of your fbb team

Postby fezzik » Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:36 pm

With Holliday, Helton, and Tulowitzki on one team...I can see myself trying to catch some Rockies games. ;-D

Everytime I see them with a boxscore where the Rockies scored 10+ runs I'll probably get butterflies in my stomach...and when I click on the link it'll be like opening up a Christmas present or something.
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Re: Which teams are you a fan of simply because of your fbb team

Postby saemick » Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:49 pm

I got Holliday & Atkins, so I'm gonna have to root for the Rockies, and also have Martin, Loney, and Furcal...so the Dodgers will be on my watch list too
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