My Most Anticipated Email Of The Year Just Arrived

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?

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  1. 1) Been in my longest-running league for at least five years (records are sketchy). It’s an off-shoot of a less-successful league that several of us were in together for four years or so.

    2) My fantasy baseball team names are almost solely pop-culture related. I started out with the usual name-based ones (ex.: “Harley’s Wallbangers”) but eventually landed on classics such as “The Banana Hammocks” and “The Festivus Miracles.”3) Just changed this year’s teams to “The Kitten Mittens” and “The Denim Chicken.” (Been watching a lot of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”) You can always rely on TV, movies and puns.

  2. Have been in an AL-Only league for the past 21 years, in-person draft based just north of Milwaukee. Names are chosen randomly, with my team named Thorps Thumpers from the old Gil Thorp cartoon that used to run in The Chicago Tribune sports section. Other names in this league are Woody’s Fryman, Prince Fielder’s Waistline and Harmon’s Killer Brew. Ideas for this year? How about Ventura’s Highway or Sveum-ing to the Music.

  3. Church-Going Creans?? He’s always had that Mitt Romney look to him…

  4. Coachmo4040 says:

    First fantasy baseball team was through BaseBall Manager (BBM) on the internet, in 1993, through Prodigy. It a day to day league using real stats. My team won the title (it was a1/2 season, Lghtning League). My two leading stars as I remember were Chad Kreuter who had a career year in 1993, .859 OPS and 15 HR, and Ellis Burks who caught fire as a Chicago White Sox.
    I got hooked that year and have been playing BBM ever since, expanding to multiple full season teams. I like the day to day, set your own roster, and pitching staff, type league on BBM,  over the normal fantasy set-ups on Yahoo or ESPN.
    One of my earliest memories of fantasy baseball was going up to watch the Yankees and WHite Sox play, and watching a rookie pitcher of the Yankees, named Mariano Rivera pitch 8 innings of one hit ball. I went back that night and picked him up as a FA , he has been on my “Bobcat” roster ever since. We had keeper leagues long before they were in vogue.
    Bobcats has been a long time nickname for my teams. I have also used the nickname of the school I was coaching at as a nickname, I believe that first team was nick named the “Hoosiers”.
    Recently, I have used the nickname Pinstrip Legends, as a “more experienced” fantasy player who is a long time Yankee fan. 

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