Roto Imbeciles
Fantasy Baseball for the Roto Enthusiast
Thursday, October 23 2014:
I perused James (Big Game) Shields lifetime postseason numbers and they weren't pretty. Kind of like the computer expert on the show Criminal Minds. In 10 GS, Shields has thrown 53 1/3 innings with a 5.74/1.54 ERA/WHIP, 68 HA, and a 41/14 K/BB. This postseason reads like a Stephen King novel (and even looks a bit like him) with 15 ER in 19 IP and 28 HA, including 4 HRA. As you mentioned Robert on rotoimbeciles, Shields is a free agent after the World Series and is surely costing himself a pretty penny! He's quickly becoming the anti-Curt Schilling in the postseason.

My good friend Tom Lynaugh makes a lot of good points in his speech on the Adrian Peterson thread. You would think from this that Tom made a lot more of his life than he did. I sometimes wonder if it all stems from the fact that Tom was usually the last guy picked for pick-up basketball games, left out there with the Jewish kids, or sometimes not picked at all! The difference there is that the Jewish guys became successful in life. Adrian Peterson certainly made something of his own life and was probably the first or second guy picked for any sporting event. The Vikings saw fit to give AP the weekend off which was fine by me. I came from that background of the daily beatings with the big spoon or the spatula. My brothers and I would put baseball cards in our back pockets to absorb some of the pain and suffering. But as I get older I realize that a good paddling on your bare bottom (if administered by the right girl) would probably be some weird form of foreplay. And I guess we just accept the reason for being a beater is that you were beaten as a kid. I'm not 100% sure that I buy that but at least it gives some understanding to the mentality behind it all. Yes Tom, we root, root, root for our fantasy players and, as you found out this past weekend, it can really shake things up when putting in your starting lineup.



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