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Postby Y`s Guy » Thu Mar 04, 2004 12:35 am

Oh man how the internet has changed the way we enjoy baseball. Specifically Fantasy Baseball.

Remember the late 80s to early 90s when we would draft our teams and the commish would have to do the data by hand before mailing in the paperwork? Then as the season played out we all would wait excitidely for Wednesday when the weekly stats were in the mailbox? The good ol' days. And FA pickups were made on the phone on Sunday night with FA aquisition budgets.

The nostalgia is killing me. Thank you Yahoo!
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Postby emb0lus » Thu Mar 04, 2004 12:51 am

ah, the memories. although, I used to pick up the usa today on tuesday since i played in an al only league. Did you buy those books that had the dollar values for all the players?
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Postby Y`s Guy » Thu Mar 04, 2004 1:27 am

Yeah, we were AL-only, too. And had to get those dollar-value books written by the original roto guys.

I remember buying Albert Belle for 51 bucks that year...shocking the table. That was the year where I won my only Roto title ever. I am a perennial top 3 finisher but can never close it out.
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Postby emb0lus » Thu Mar 04, 2004 1:36 am

I remember him well since I didn't get him. He went first pick I believe one year (there was a huge Indian's fan in my league.) I had Randy Johnson and Frank Thomas the year I missed a first place tie by only 1 point.
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Postby Madison » Thu Mar 04, 2004 11:08 am

Yeah, the internet has made things so much easier and faster. I'm spoiled with the instant updates and I'm not sure I could go back to the once a week standings in the mail. Ah, the good old days. :-)
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Postby Guest » Thu Mar 04, 2004 3:32 pm

Hey Madison...I am putting your post numbers in perspective. I figure each of your 19,569 posts written means that you have read about 189, 669. Or more?
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Postby Guest » Thu Mar 04, 2004 3:34 pm

The above post was written by me, Y`s Guy.

Just too lazy to sign in today.
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Postby soxfanatic » Thu Mar 04, 2004 3:37 pm

Anonymous wrote:Hey Madison...I am putting your post numbers in perspective. I figure each of your 19,569 posts written means that you have read about 189, 669. Or more?



:-? thats alot of reading. do you still reasd every post that comeinto the cafe like you used to?
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Postby jonnyblack » Thu Mar 04, 2004 5:41 pm

I remember the old pencil leagues. in 1991, all of the guys in my hometowner got access to email through the old telnet system. That year, we went to daily line-up changes, but the commish still kept all the stats on paper, and he emailed the standings on Sunday. These days, any old Joe can be a commish, but then, a commish had to be both committed and a bit anal. I remember dreading the year it was my turn to be the commish, only to find that my appreciation for fbb grew as a result.
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Postby El Jefe » Thu Mar 04, 2004 7:47 pm

I remember in my first draft, back in the day, I took a chance on a up and coming rookie 3B in Cleveland...Jim Thome. I think he had a small cup of coffee in the show that year.
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