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 Post subject: The Wangers Impact
PostPosted: April 20th, 2009, 6:50 pm 
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The saying goes "T'was a brave man who ate the first oyster". Well, there has to be a first post so I thought I would start things. And it has to be about the wonderful Chien-Ming Wang.

I drafted a team without a closer. I tried to draft as many solid to good starting pitchers who had above average ratios. Because I never seem to do well in saves anyway I figure to try and dominate Wins & Strikeouts while being solid in the two ratio categories. It would be something different for me. And then I was wanged.

His line is wonderful.
6 innings pitched
23 earned runs
23 hits allowed
6 walks
1 strikeout

With him I have a 1.340 WHIP [worth a 6 on a 13 top] and a 4.44 ERA [worth a 7]
Without him I would have a 1.161 WHIP [worth a 12] and a 2.887 ERA [worth a top 13]

Wangs' efforts have cost me 12 points all by his lonesome self.

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 Post subject: Standings after two weeks
PostPosted: April 20th, 2009, 6:57 pm 
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1.95.5 drapes (Jesse Draper)
2. 89.0 Rotonut (Andrew Finkle)
3. 86.5 MSUGRAY
4. 85.0 cwk1963 (Christopher Kreush)
5. 79.0 BudSeligIsMyHero
6. 77.5 Viper (Mike Ladd)
7. 77.0 NutriaVille
8. 76.0 Forum Funklord
9. 61.0 Gary Jennison
10. 60.5 deansdaddy (Ryan Carey)
11. 60.0 Mickey4081
12. 35.5 Eli Broverman
13. 27.5 Hambowen

If anyone knows how to import a table or a formatted excel file, please email me at mikeladd123@hotmail.com

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 Post subject: Re: The Wangers Impact
PostPosted: April 20th, 2009, 7:03 pm 
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As a Yankee fan, I didn't have a good feeling about Wang coming into this year so I stayed far, far away from him in all my leagues.

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Jim was teeing off from the back tees. On his down-swing, he realized that his wife was about to tee off from the red tees, directly in his path. Unable to stop his swing, he hit Sue directly in the temple, killing her instantly.
A few days later Jim received a call from the coroner concerning her autopsy. "Jim, Sue seems to have died from blunt force trauma to the head. Is it correct you hit a golf ball and struck her in the temple."
Jim replied, "that's correct."
"I also found a large bruise on her right hip. Do you know anything about that?"
"Yes sir," Jim said, "that was my mulligan."


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 Post subject: Re: The Wangers Impact
PostPosted: April 20th, 2009, 8:12 pm 
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To be absolutely fair he does have 2 strikeouts.

That makes his line:

2 Home Runs
6 innings pitched
23 earned runs
23 hits allowed
6 walks
2 strikeouts

There is a beautiful symmetry there for Wang non-owners and Yankee Haters. Sorry Viper, I hate to see it be you. At least you don't have him (I hope) in your 2 no-drop leagues.


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 Post subject: Re: The Wangers Impact
PostPosted: April 20th, 2009, 9:45 pm 
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I only have him in this league. In one of those leagues he is still active. The other has its FAAB on Wednesday evening but I'm sure he will be retained. At least in this league I can bench him.

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 Post subject: Standings after 3 weeks
PostPosted: April 27th, 2009, 7:06 pm 
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1. 92.0 viper - birthday boy on 4/29 - 21 three times over
2. 91.0 rotonut
3. 87.5 drapes
4. 87.0 cwk196
5. 87.0 mickey4081
6. 81.0 msugray
7. 73.5 budseligismyhero
8. 65.5 gary jennison
9. 62.5 forum funklord
10. 53.5 hambowen
11. 53.0 nutriaville
12. 49.5 deansdaddy
13. 27.0 eli broverman

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 Post subject: Re: Standings after 3 weeks
PostPosted: April 27th, 2009, 9:41 pm 
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Happy Birthday Mike. Dexter Fowler and I wanted to give you a little something... like 5 SBs to knock you off your throne. 8-)


For the next few minutes at least....

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Totally disarmed the other guy. So direct. I was just crying it was so funny and right.
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 Post subject: Standings after week 4 plus the first trade
PostPosted: May 4th, 2009, 9:46 am 
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As of Monday May 4:

95.0 drapes
91.5 viper
91.0 Rotonut
79.5 Gary Jennison
78.5 Mickey4081
78.0 MSUGRAY
76.0 BudSeligIsMyHero
65.0 NutriaVille
62.5 Forum Funklord
62.0 cwk1963
60.0 deansdaddy
41.0 Hambowen
29.5 Eli Broverman

The first trade was completed between viper (me) and NutriaVille. Viper sent Andrian Beltre to NutriaVille for AJ Burnett.

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 Post subject: Re: Standings after week 4 plus the first trade
PostPosted: May 4th, 2009, 12:52 pm 
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cwk1963 in freefall. Now I know what base-jumping feels like.

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Jim was teeing off from the back tees. On his down-swing, he realized that his wife was about to tee off from the red tees, directly in his path. Unable to stop his swing, he hit Sue directly in the temple, killing her instantly.
A few days later Jim received a call from the coroner concerning her autopsy. "Jim, Sue seems to have died from blunt force trauma to the head. Is it correct you hit a golf ball and struck her in the temple."
Jim replied, "that's correct."
"I also found a large bruise on her right hip. Do you know anything about that?"
"Yes sir," Jim said, "that was my mulligan."


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 Post subject: Re: Standings after week 4 plus the first trade
PostPosted: May 4th, 2009, 2:05 pm 
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I am trying to tell myself not to panic but it is getting hard. My hitting is ok but my pitching it just horrible. Trying to wait for Webb and Kuroda to come back before I try and make any major deals. Hoping it is not too late however.


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