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The Monday Mommy: Fantasy baseball will get us through the summer, right Rockies fans?

South Stands Denver | June 30, 2014

“Summers are tough for sports fans, unless you live and breathe baseball. Sure, there are special occasion sporting events like the World Cup and the Summer Olympic Games, but for the most part we are stuck with MLS and MLB.”

 

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This is my first real season playing fantasy baseball.  I was technically in a league many years ago but sadly was the one who did nothing all season and made the playoffs- something that would drive me completely batty at this juncture in my fantasy sports life.

The decision to participate this year was made primarily to force myself to learn more about other players and teams in MLB, as it is not my strong suit when it comes to sports knowledge.  Also, the social aspect of fantasy sports is totally undervalued and was a driving factor as well.  Being as ridiculously competitive as I am, I was sure that the smack talk alone would keep me interested and still tinkering with the team and doing my lineup well past the first few months, as I am not used to this long grueling fake sports schedule.  My enjoyment for the process and actually watching random baseball games has been pleasantly surprising to me.

Summers are tough for sports fans, unless you live and breathe baseball. Sure, there are special occasion sporting events like the World Cup and the Summer Olympic Games, but for the most part we are stuck with MLS and MLB. For those people lucky enough to live in a city or state with a professional baseball team that actually has a chance to participate in a pennant race have it better than those of us who don’t. 

Yes, I do reside in Denver, home of the Colorado Rockies. However, until the front office is swept clean and sterilized like a hospital operating room, the Rockies have no chance of postseason glory. This particular piece is not really about that though, so I will leave it at that.

Since the 2014 baseball season is already scrapped and all about the party deck, my decision to participate in fantasy baseball is proving to be a sound one. There are players on my squad employed by teams that make solid baseball decisions, putting them in the position to win games and make the playoffs.  At least I am able watch and root for those guys during the dog days of summer that lie ahead of me.

My lack of baseball nerdism is a small hindrance to me when it comes to the whole fantasy baseball thing. I doubt I will ever be able to hang with the stats geeks but I do feel I have been holding my own so far this season, it being my first and all. Towards the end of September, I could have a totally different opinion, but for now I am sure glad I have this fake baseball league to scratch my sports itch.

I still haven’t been to the party deck.  I guess I could finally go check it out- do they have wifi so I can check my fantasy baseball team?

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