We introduced our new weekly Fantasy Baseball thing today. It’s called the Fantasy “YOU SUCK” baseball contest. Premise is simple. Each week callers will be given a choice between five players, guys who are notorious Orioles killers, on a first come first serve basis. If the guy you get has the worst offensive stats for the period starting Saturday and running through the following Thursday, you win a $25 gift certificate to the Bowman Restaurant on Harford Road.
So, for today, we had the following contestants (sorry I forgot to get the town):
Sam- Alex Rodriguez
Scott- Alex Rios
Marcus- Carl Crawford
Rob- David Ortiz
Jason- Derek Jeter
The stats are the same as in a Rotisserie 5×5 league: Homeruns, RBIs, runs scored, steals and batting average. For the week each player will be ranked based on their performance in each area. 5 is the LOWEST and 1 is the HIGHEST. Most combined points win for the week.
LISTEN NEXT WEEK AS WE INCREASE THE NUMBER OF CONTESTANTS!!
Great show this morning. Andrew and I are starting to fit right in. Andrew’s running the board now and managed to only screw up a couple of times. Some of you can say that you were listening when Andrew forgot to cut studio mics during the break. I’m glad there were no “off-air” inappropriate comments made!
Beautiful weather today and I plan on drinking a couple of cold ones, relaxing and getting ready for the show tonight at Tracy’s comedy club. I’ll be there doing some time for the 8pm show if you want to stop by.
VERY IMPRESSIVE win last night by the Orioles. I wish the relationship between WNST and the O’s organization was better. Andrew and I really want to be supportive of what might turn out to be a team to be remembered- maybe not for making it to the playoffs but for, at least, fighting it out until the end. Word is the clubhouse is a much happier place to be this year and with pitchers like Cabrera and Bedard giving quality starts and the young guys contributing; I like what I’m seeing.
DRAFT NOTE FOR THE DAY-
Mike Florio from profootballtalk.com says that Calvin Johnson might end
up going to the Oakland Raiders. On the show this morning, he and I talked about the draft and he pointed out, as I’ve been saying all along, that strange things DO happen come draft day. Johnson is the only “no brainer” guy out there and the Raiders might just decide they don’t have enough faith in either Russell or Quinn and simply draft the best player out there. We’ll see.