Friday, May 18, 2007

Johan, Johan, Why Have Thou Forsaken Me

Fantasy baseball makes it clear just how much luck is part of the game. Yesterday, my team has three starters going and here are the results:

18 ip, 30 k, 3 er

Add all that up (almost 2 strikeouts per inning!) and the record for the dominant trio? No wins, 1 loss. Two of their teams did win, in extras, but the loss went to Johan Santana, who got outdueled by the Tribes' Fausto Carmona, whose name sounds like the main character from Culture Clash's version of Goethe's epic.

Indeed, such baseball disappointment leads me to make even more obscure jokes than usual. My team better start getting wins or I might melt into a puddle of my own arcanity (rhymes with insanity).

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Blogger Mike said...

Sorry, George.

No sympathy for those with Johan on their staff.

7:02 PM  
Blogger George said...

Give me a break--it's not like he ptiches for the Braves or Yankees.

11:32 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

I love Johan!

My point is you'll get no tears from this corner when you have ther best pitcher in baseball on your squad.

I told you, George, your Roto team is the fantasy equivalent of {whispering & looking around} the Yankees.

8:08 AM  
Blogger George said...

It's been playing like the Yankees of 2007, too. I'm in 4th place.

Oh, f--- Tyler Clippard. Had to be said.

9:55 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

You beat me too it. I wanted to smash his pimply face in.


4:17 AM  
Blogger Jami said...

Hey George, I bet you can guess which baseball team is my favorite... hint: they are the United States of baseball teams, with the most stacked roster every year, and the most world series wins of any team in the last ten years.

8:52 AM  
Blogger Jami said...

and yes Tyler Clippard looks like he could use that stuff that Jessica Simpson is always pimping on tv. btw, is that the stuff that they were saying made kids want to kill themselves a few years back?

8:53 AM  
Blogger George said...

Jami, how could you be anything but a Yankees fan--you have to take the imperialist route in all endeavors.

9:41 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

After last night's 13 K, blowout-win masterpiece, I don't think we'll be reading any Johan laments this morn.

He'll end the season as the AL's best pitcher again this year. The idiot sportswriters may not give him the Cy, but we'll know the score.

4:05 AM  
Blogger George said...

The Twins do need to score for Santanta to win, and they did do that last night. I'm never worried aobut him, but those 6 pts for a win really do help.

Still, last night was probably my best of the year--3 wins, 2 saves, 1 hold.

9:28 AM  

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