A Rite of Spring
Every year for the past…well a long time, I have participated in a fantasy baseball league and it is one of those things that I do really look forward to each year.
I have been a Boston Red Sox fan forever – my Grandfather watched the games and I got the bug from him right around the the Impossible Dream year and had a huge baseball card collection, until I sold it off before I went in the Coast Guard all those years ago.
Tonight was the night we get to draft our teams for the year and be disappointed that someone else drafted players that I wanted on my team.
Here is the team I ended up with and I am going to try something different this year and attempt to keep the team intact for a while, versus my always perusing the waiver wire and going with the hot player, who always seems to cool off as soon as I pick them up. Although pitchers are a different story and I have a feeling that there will be too many injuries to keep them the same throughout the season.
Here is my team for this year:
I did pretty good this year and only ended up drafting 6 Boston players. 🙂
There were a couple of times that I was going to draft one, but someone got to them earlier in the round than I did.
Let’s see if I can end up in the top half of the league this year, versus the bottom feeder I have been for a few years.
Anyway, good luck to all the other managers this year and while I wish you well, I still want you all to end up in my rear view mirror when the season is over as I garner my first league championship in forever. 😉