Monday, July 17, 2006

The Hot Wing Conspiracy - Week 15 Recap

Someday they will really make the All-Star game "mean something". The National League almost did not lose the annual game, one which they have not won since Barry Bonds hit for average and stole bases.

I have provided some rule changes that would make the All-Star game actually mean something:
1. If the National League wins, the DH gets taken out of the rule book.
2. If the American League wins, the DH gets taken out of the rule book.
3. If the game is tied at the end of 9 innings, a shootout occurs.
4. All-stars must play without a cup.
5. Every inning, all players must chug a Natural Lite and run around the bases.

Enough fluff, let's play ball. I drew Week 15 to recap, since the All-Star break limited the number of games, some of the stats may seem a little low (except for Albert Pujols).

Here's how the scoring works: The stats your team builds up are broken down into 12 groups. For batters, there are runs, homeruns, RBI‚’s, Strike-outs, stolen bases, and batter‚’s average. For Pitching, there are Wins, Saves, Strike-outs, Holds, ERA, and WHIP. Each one of those is a win, a loss, or a tie. So in a given week, you can have any combination of wins, losses, and ties that add up to 12.

Robots Eat Babies - 9
Poca Dots Blog! - 2

The last time I did one of these recaps, I mentioned that I moved from 15th to 9th place. Well after this victory (something like 23 in a row), I am now in 4th place. This week was a blowout, If Derrick Turnbow (who I went to high school with) had not of blew a save and ran his ERA up, I would have added that category to my tally.
MVP - Andruw Jones OF (4R - 2HR - 6RBI)
Goat - Mark Buehrle SP (3IP - 7ER- 1K)

Baghdad Bombers - 6
fmragtops' spewers - 3

Scott Cassidy is still on the Spewers roster even though Cassidy has been optioned to Triple-A Portland. Still, fmragtops lost categories by slim margins - this score could have gone the other way.
MVP - Justin Verlander SP (7IP - 0ER - 6K)
Goat - Kevin Youkilis 1B (3K - .118BA)

RFTR - 6
CZC Owns - 4

Both of these teams attend the Fantasy Baseball School that teaches you to never touch your team, ever. Between them, only have 5 waiver pickups and zero roster moves. That's why CZC RP Chad Orvella's nice pitching outing did not help CZC since it was for The Durham Bulls. 40% of CZCs pitching staff are on the DL or not in the majors. School's out.
MVP - Eddie Guardado RP (3SV - 2K)
Goat - Kenny Rogers SP (4IP - 5ER - 11.25 ERA)

bRight & Early - 6
Akhtar the Divorcee - 4
Akhtar's use of a tiny pitching staff (3 starters/3 relievers) did not help him as Josh Beckett got lit up. However, B&E managed to only tie 2 of the pitching categories and carried 4 hitting categories.
MVP - Braden Looper RP (2W - 2K)
Goat - Felipe López SS (1-13 - .077 BA - 6K)


Columbia Cardinals - 6
webcats - 4

If these scores start to look familar, it is because out of the 8 games - 5 had a score of 6-4. In this 6-4 game, the Cardinals swept the pitching while the webcats took most of the batting. The win moved the Cards into 2nd, while webcats fell to 3rd.
MVP - Vladimir Guerrero OF (4R - 2HR - 6RBI - .636BA)
Goat - Jeff Kent 2B (4K - .083BA)

Gashouse Gorillas - XX
The right wing nuts - XX
Guess the score. 6 to 4 Gorillas win. Both teams put up KC Royal-esq weak numbers.
MVP - Nobody
Goat - Chris Young SP (7ER - 3IP - 3HR)

The Galt-inators - 6
Wookies Will Win -3

Albert Pujols is to The Wookies as Coke is to Kate Moss. However, the Galtinators have Cliff Floyd and Carlos Beltrán who each hit a grand slam for the NY Mets...in the same inning.
MVP - Chipper Jones 3B (5R - 3HR - 7RBI - .615BA)
Goat - Tim Hudson SP (3IP - 9H - 5ER)

The PAWs- 6
Repubs lost in SD - 4

Another 6 to 4 game. Despite having the second worse record, the Repubs managed to make this one close. Their lack of Runs was the only category that the PAWs ran away with.
MVP - Andy Pettitte SP (7IP - 0ER - 10K)
Goat - Brad Penny SP (10H - 6ER)

That is it for this week's recap.

Previous Recaps
Week 14 Recap
Week 13 Recap
Week 12 Recap
Week 11 Recap
Week 10 Recap
Week 9 Recap
Week 8 Recap
Week 7 Recap
Week 6 Recap
Week 5 Recap
Week 4 Recap
Week 3 Recap
Week 2 Recap
Week 1 Recap
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