First off, I just want to take the time to thank the men behind the machine that is the H2HWS. No way this season has the success it did, without the commissioners. So here is a little love for all of you commissioners that kept things intact.
nikku88 Cornbread Maxwell
JRM4833 Tavish </pre>
Guys, we honestly could not have done it with out you, and for that .. A million thanks from all of us.
And on to some results …
Our first ever World Champion goes to .. ..
Little drum roll please ..
Chris8 and his London Knights !!!!
Yes, that is right, The Brits have the first ever H2H title ..
Chris8 dominated the regular season, riding Alex Rodriguez, Chase Utley, Michael Young and Big Papi to a 23-point regular season lead, and the number one seed into the playoffs. Two MVP candidates are always key when dominating a fantasy seasons, no?
Ah , but this is H2H, and you need to win in the playoffs to. After dispatching of the California representative rather easily, he had his hands full with the number two seed, Belgium in the finals. The two-week battle ended fittingly in a tie between the two after Chris8 got the 8 RBI’s needed, and sent the game into the dreaded tie breaker that everybody tends to ignore. In the end, Chris8 held tuff and snuck by with an ERA of 2.940 to 3.870 ..
Big congratulations Chris8 on dominating our first ever H2H season ..
<pre>World R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
London Knights 72 22 94 15 0.296 0.929 10 7 115 6 2.940 1.170 6
Brussels Flares 86 29 89 6 0.327 1.002 7 14 127 0 3.870 1.290 6</pre>
Following along with the British theme, over in the UK league, they also ended with a tie as jbuk’s Felixstowe Fury squeaked by the Bridgend Roadrunners with 3 extra RBI’s and an ERA of 3.750 vs. 4.270. got to love them when they are that close.
<pre>UK R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
Bridgend Road 56 22 66 1 0.264 0.823 7 9 122 3 4.270 1.210 6
Felixstowe Fury 73 20 68 3 0.270 0.846 6 8 86 2 3.750 1.230 6</pre>
North of the border we had Canada's own, “D” and his Toronto 5lyers besting the Moncton Molluscs 7 to 5
Nice job D
<pre>Canada R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
Moncton Molluscs 54 9 52 15 0.267 0.762 6 7 58 2 2.27 1.02 5
Toronto 5lyers 66 14 61 2 0.312 0.886 3 1 82 7 3.4 1.17 7</pre>
In Japan, where Ichiro Suzuki became the first ever Japanese born player to be drafted 1st over all in any known recorded fantasy league, Daisuke took the Seibu Lions to a fairly convincing 8 to 3 win over the Kanazawa Sumo.
<pre>Japan R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
Japan Seibu Lions 70 18 85 16 0.289 0.852 9 11 144 5 3.050 1.150 8
Kanazawa Sumo 69 17 54 9 0.308 0.877 9 12 105 1 4.390 1.230 3</pre>
Over on the eastern coast of the good old USA, warrick95 led the Virginia Slims to an extremely tight 8 to 4 victory over the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Warrick, big, big props on a hard fought win.
<pre>EAST R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
Virginia Slims 49 14 56 3 0.264 0.776 11 12 124 2 4.730 1.410 8
USC Gamecocks 46 17 54 4 0.262 0.771 8 11 121 0 3.330 1.180 4</pre>
On the western coast of the USA, the highly controversial wrveres, steered his California Blaze to a fairly dominate 8 to 4 victory over the Wisconsin Salamanders.
<pre>West R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
Wisconsin 52 14 59 4 0.315 0.857 3 3 53 4 5.010 1.410 4
California 73 16 55 19 0.272 0.815 5 11 61 3 3.900 1.260 8</pre>
Australia: Down under, Goldberg and the beloved Padres pounded the Psychos into submission, clinching a seat at the big BBQ next season.
Nice job Goldberg.
<pre>Australia R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score
Wickham Padres 68 18 73 9 0.284 0.811 7 8 116 7 2.58 1.01 9
Psydney Psychos 47 18 62 3 0.248 0.771 5 10 110 8 2.93 1.18 2</pre>
All of you guys have earned a ticket to the big dance next season, and get first crack at un-seeding Chris8 and his fellow Brits from the title. It won’t be easy since we will have two chaps from across the pond, and the competition is sure to get stiffer .
Here is an early look at next years 2006 H2HWS lineup ..
UK: Chris8 (winners repeat)
USA East: Warrick95
USA West: wrveres
New Zealand: New Zealand Boyz
USA Central ?
USA South ?
Again, congratulations …
on to the USA State to State battles ..
Advancing to the Eastern Division
next season we have ..
* From New Jersey
.. Hoboken Hoods squeaked by in batting average and homeruns (tie) to win over the Westampton Killahs, 6 to 5.
* In New York
.. Tweekin Nimrod took his Seaford Nimrods to the first ever title in from the empire state.
.. JRM4833 guided his Boston Brawlers to a victory, all while getting married and studying for the bar. Way to focus on what really matters, you stud you.
All three of you have earned a trip to the Eastern Division next season and a chance to knock off the mighty Warrick from Virginia. No small task!
Over in the Western Division
* In our beloved president's home state of Texas
, Daullaz and the Austin Armageddon wrangled the title from the Texas Rookies, 8 to 4, after the Rookies lead all season.
* In a story that would make Repodesta proud, California's
own kingpuckhead lead his first place LA Dodgers to the most dominating final in recent memory, over the Sausalito Cubbets 10 to 1. And believe it or not, 10 -1 makes it seem closer than it actually was.
congrats Daullaz and Puckhead, see you next season in the Western Division. I'll let you look at my trophy, but no touching.
Now without a doubt, our largest representation of players comes from the heartland of America. Apologies for not recognizing this sooner, and giving you all the love that you so rightly desreve. With that in mind, here are your first ever players to gain a seat into the Central Division
of the H2HWS.
* In the ultimate underdog story, tballgame's Schaumburg Juicers, despite a losing record has won the Illinois
tourney 8 to 3 over Plainfield
* Grabbing his 2nd known cafe title on the season, KolbSaves own Southfield Sparrows ran away with the Michigan
* in Missouri
, Fredbird's Fury took down the Forest Park Sharks, 6 to 4
congratulations you guys.
lastly, I just want to say a big thank you to all of the cafe members that made this a great season. Big props to all of you, and we hope to have you back in 2006, when the competition is guaranteed to get harder.
The list is incomplete, sorry, but I am sure you will recongnize a few..
911lightning CUBBIESFAN202 Indy Raycer MDC19812004 Shadow
aberrant504 CubsFan7724 Infamous Melo255 Shoeless
Absolutely Adequate d Irishdude103 mocabeenow shuler5
Adoo Daisuke ironman Moochman Sidd Fynch
aedgd Daman3277 J KeY B Mookie4Ever Simp
AG Danimal J. Lo Mr. October slbaseballplayer
aki Dannomyte j1price2003 mtryanks12 Smackdown
akwring darthworfinian jaydog2314 Nahkaip Snacks
Armed and Hammered daullaz jbuk nfcaimb Sticky Spice
Atuf13 denvermax Jdt1519 nikku88 sullivdk
Ballwreckers Desi jetlag nomar88423 Taka
BCGrindrod DieHardCubbie JJ Northbay Cubs Talyn
be_leafer03 dominicanlou23 JP olho Tavish
Bearsnug ducebussello JRM4833 Otis tballgame
Beerman Dutch Kanata periosteum2 Thunder
BGbootha El Porko Keith pgbridge2000 tjwalsh65
Big Lebowski Elf kiester Pokey Toothpick
Bikkies fantasysportnut2005 King Artie Raedyn Tramplers
Biscaynekid fezzik KolbSaves Ramblin' Wreck Tweekin Nimrod
Boz Fireball Express lesgrant Rex-Kwan-Do u1
b-rad free Loafy Riles warrick95
Bunker GameOn Lofunzo RowMc water boy
Captain Jack Sparrow Giantfan666 logan rubbabandman wikkidpissah
cat_fish Goldberg LT Blue Colt rynman wrveres
Chibita goldenboy M.Akihiko saultcrew Wrxforme
Chops gramps2jht Machine savvy_stu Ylekiote
chris8 grimreaper madres schmitt7187 Yoshi
Cinqua GUINNESS Marky G scoots ytheo369
C-Man havit22 mason Scotty P zepfan
contrastiktion Haywood_Giblowme matdemos sdclinger Zito is God
Cookie hide MBA RedSox
Cornbread Maxwell Hollywood mcqfesijiba
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