Nothing gives me more inbox pleasure than the annual arrival of this email every year in late February:
That’s right: the time to start thinking about fantasy baseball is here! And we’ll have plenty of fantasy baseball coverage for you over the next month here at MSF, so stay tuned.
As to why I anticipate this particular email so much, it’s because this is the fantasy league I’ve been in the longest. I believe it started my junior year of college and we’ve been going every year since, with mostly the same cast of characters. I’ve won two out of the last three years but finished 4th last year, so needless to say I’m motivated to get back on top this year.
Because this email typically comes while I’m obsessively following IU hoops down the stretch of the Big Ten season, and because many of the guys in the league are fellow Hoosiers, I often end up naming my team ironically after something baseball related. Last year it was “Chickenshit Defense” in honor of Bob Knight’s infamous slip of the tongue. Previously, I’ve gone with “Hubert’s Guffaw” in honor of Hubert Davis’ laugh, and “Hitting Crean-Up” for two very successful years prior to that since it merged hoops and baseball.
As for this year, right now I’m going with this, in honor of this:
I may change it before the draft, but I’m pretty sure it’ll involve Crean. For some reason my fantasy baseball teams named after him always seem to do well. Go figure.
Now a few questions for you:
- How long have you been in your longest-running league?
- How do you typically choose your fantasy baseball team names?
- Anyone have any especially good team name ideas for this year?