Merry FBB Opening Day Everyone!!! - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to General Talk

Merry FBB Opening Day Everyone!!!

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Merry FBB Opening Day Everyone!!!

Postby JTWood » Thu Feb 17, 2005 8:45 am

I woke up this morning like a kid on Christmas. I was so excited. I ran to the computer, and I saw that everyone was able to play fantasy baseball today because today is Fantasy Baseball Opening Day!!!

I love this symbol:

Image

I mean, what's better than a multi-billion dollar monopoly (with the government's blessing) stepping into a million-dollar hobby?

Merry FBB Opening Day, everyone!

;-D ;-7 :-P :-t :-/ :,-( :~(
Image
JTWood
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicCafe WriterEagle EyeWeb Supporter
Posts: 11508
Joined: 22 Jun 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Unincorporated Heaven

Postby JTWood » Thu Feb 17, 2005 8:50 am

MLB.com wrote:A New tradition Is Born
Fantasy Opening Day brings new games, new rivalries
By Mark Newman / MLB.com

Image

"It's all about the bragging rights."

"I play to win this game. Plain and simple."

"My first time playing ... hope I do good at it."

Welcome to the first-ever Fantasy Opening Day at MLB.com.

This day-long celebration officially began -- and launched an annual tradition -- at 12:01 a.m. ET. On Fantasy Opening Day, MLB.com and its licensed Fantasy partners unveil their new 2005 games, league drafts will begin, experts will have their say and people like you will take that first step toward their own championship seasons.

This pastime-within-the-pastime is the dawn of a new era in Fantasy baseball, which began when a group of men gathered at the now-defunct La Rotisserie Francaise restaurant in New York to create the rules for their own little paper league, then known as Rotisserie baseball.

Look around a quarter-century later. Someone is drafting an Albert Pujols or a Carlos Beltran or a Vlad Guerrero right now. Someone is determined to make even better transactions than last summer. Someone is on the way to a league title and a lot of bragging rights.

It's Fantasy Opening Day.

"An official Fantasy Opening Day is just the first step in significantly raising the visibility and expanding the Fantasy baseball industry over the next few years," said Gregg Klayman, manager of Fantasy and interactive games for Major League Baseball Advanced Media. "There are millions of baseball fans out there who have never played Fantasy, and our primary goal is to increase the number of fans who make Fantasy an integral part of the way they enjoy and follow the sport."

The long-term deal between Major League Baseball Advanced Media and the MLB Players Association means there are exciting and cutting-edge times ahead for Fantasy enthusiasts. Whether you join a league here or with one of MLB.com's licensed partners, you are part of this surging hobby.

MLB.com's day-long lineup of Fantasy fare includes:
# A live video Fantasy call-in show from noon to 2 p.m. ET with Mike Siano and Cory Schwartz. They will discuss the top sleepers and the top busts at each position and answer calls and e-mails from fans.
# Video Fantasy previews of all 30 teams.
# Fantasy tips from experts.
# A Fantasy 101 crash course, for all the newcomers.
# A look at the top Fantasy players of the past 25 years, and a look back at some classic Fantasy catastrophes.
# MLB.com's Fantasy Preview 2005: Our fourth annual draft guide, which includes position-by-position rankings, more than 800 player bios and printable draft tools.

Fans can begin drafting their teams today in MLB.com's two new games.

Ultimate Salary Cap Baseball. Any fan can play the role of a Major League general manager. Assemble your own squad of 14 big-league stars while staying within the constraints of a $50 million budget. That means if you want to have new Yankees pitchers Randy Johnson and Carl Pavano on your team, it's probably going to cost you a pretty penny. Fans will be competing for more than $100,000 in total cash prizes.

Fantasy Baseball Commissioner. If you want to run your own roto league or join a public or private league, then this is the way to go. Customize your league based on your own rules, and participate in live drafts online. Fantasy Baseball Commissioner will also feature easy-to-use navigation, insider news/analysis and improved real-time stats. The top team in each league will take home $125 in cash.

Major League Baseball's traditional Opening Day festivities are just around the corner, and kick off with a Red Sox-Yankees ALCS rematch on April 3. For now, there is a new Opening Day to get the juices flowing, and to inspire bold statements like this one from 24-year-old Eric Galvez:

"This is actually my first time playing Fantasy baseball. I am really excited about playing it with all my friends and destroying them this year."

Let the destruction begin.

It's Fantasy Opening Day.

Mark Newman is enterprise editor for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

My favorite part of the article is the comment that they have just established an "annual tradition". Whatever...

But my second favorite part is the fact that they embedded a ticket link in the article, giving the impression that you can order tickets to Fantasy Baseball Opening Day.
Image
JTWood
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicCafe WriterEagle EyeWeb Supporter
Posts: 11508
Joined: 22 Jun 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Unincorporated Heaven

Postby CubsFan7724 » Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:26 am

Psssh, they know nothing. The hardcores have been mocking or doing actual drafts since December or January.
Image
CubsFan7724
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Pick 3 Weekly Winner
Posts: 6426
Joined: 19 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: AKA 34=Sweetness on FFC

Postby nikku88 » Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:54 am

My high is gone from opening day of FB. Now I want to play.
I need more patience.
Image
My apologies. I have a nephew named Anfernee, and I know how mad he gets when I call him Anthony. Almost as mad as I get when I think about the fact that my sister named him Anfernee.
nikku88
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1438
Joined: 10 Oct 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Osaka

Postby slomo007 » Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:19 am

With all of this fantasy baseball excitement, I didn't realize that the league still has 40 freaking days before the first pitch. Not to mention the fact that isn't there usually one game and then a couple of days off and before the rest of the games really start?

Luckily we'll have MVP Baseball 2005 to help get us there in a couple of weeks. ;-D
slomo007
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicEagle Eye
Posts: 11960
Joined: 31 May 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Madison » Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:15 am

WaHoo!!! Now taking signups! :-) All set and ready to go! :-)

PLAY BALL! :-)
Yes doctor, I am sick.
Sick of those who are spineless.
Sick of those who feel self-entitled.
Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....
Madison
Mod in Retirement
Mod in Retirement

User avatar
ExecutiveEditorCafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeCafe SpotterInnovative MemberCafe MusketeerPick 3 ChampionMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 53856
(Past Year: 1)
Joined: 29 Apr 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Taking Souls...

Postby kentx12 » Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:17 am

this is one of my favorite days of the year.. ;-D
kentx12
Mod in Retirement
Mod in Retirement

User avatar
CafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterCafe MusketeerPick 3 Weekly WinnerSweet 16 SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 17435
(Past Year: 5)
Joined: 8 Dec 2002
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Lost

Postby Rico The Retard » Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:21 am

this is the best day of my life.... ;-7 :-b
fgfdsgdsfdasfd

"Hey honey, ya think KFC's still open"-Will Ferrell

Mark my words: Oliver Perez will be 2005 NL Cy Young Winner
Rico The Retard
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe Ranker
Posts: 5820
Joined: 16 Jul 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: The Magical Valley Of Love And Happiness

Postby ironman » Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:50 am

Can someone explain what mlb.com has for fantasy baseball that is so great and improved from other places? This whole MLBPA deal claimed that they would create new innovative fantasy experiences when it appears they offer the same style of games I could get elsewhere.
Image
Wendigo's Camaro
ironman
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
CafeholicCafe WriterCafe RankerEagle EyeWeb Supporter
Posts: 4901
(Past Year: 97)
Joined: 28 Jan 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Dubuque

Postby acsguitar » Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:54 am

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS AHHHHHH WOOOO.....

remember my team is better then yours!
I'm too lazy to make a sig at the moment
acsguitar
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Graphics Expert
Posts: 26722
Joined: 7 Apr 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Back in General Talk WOOO!!!

Next

Return to General Talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Frankieon and 5 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Wednesday, Apr. 23
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Arizona at Chi Cubs
(12:10 pm)
San Francisco at Colorado
(2:20 pm)
Texas at Oakland
(3:10 pm)
Houston at Seattle
(3:35 pm)
Kansas City at Cleveland
(3:40 pm)
LA Angels at Washington
(7:05 pm)
Toronto at Toronto
(7:05 pm)
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh
(7:05 pm)
Baltimore at Baltimore
(7:07 pm)
Chi White Sox at Detroit
(7:08 pm)
NY Yankees at Boston
(7:10 pm)
St. Louis at NY Mets
(7:10 pm)
Minnesota at Tampa Bay
(7:10 pm)
indoors
San Diego at Milwaukee
(8:10 pm)
Philadelphia at LA Dodgers
(10:10 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact