March madness, bah.. my brackets are doing just awful. I picked OSU to win the whole thing, so, um, yah.. oops. Well, at least in my pool last place gets their money back, and at this rate, I’m in serious contention for that prize. Yay.
So, two weeks until baseball season starts.. I think the Indians are putting together a solid team this year (and the Browns too, with a ton of great pick ups in free agency). But.. this weekend, my baseball season starts.. Yup, I’ve joined a baseball team. Yes, baseball.. not softball. The ball is smaller, field is bigger, and they pitch overhand and stuff.. After playing with the Japanese Tokyo Sexy Dreamers last year (where I was “Sexy #005″), I decided to join up with a team in the SF N.A.B.A., the SF Superstars. This team is made up of mostly Korean guys, so it’s kind of like the TSD where the on-field chatter is in a language that I don’t understand.
We play full 9-inning games for the 20-game season, so i’m pretty excited.. It’s a wood bat league, so I had to go shopping for new bats this week.. I’m starting off with a Louisville Slugger Pro Stock Lite PLP72, a classic ash bat. I just ordered a Louisville Slugger M9 271 maple bat off this dude on eBay, so that should be arriving soon too. I was really liking the 34″/26oz. DeMarini White Steel I used in softball last season, so swinging these heavier wood bats (more like 33″/31oz.) around should be quite a change, not to mention I’ll be facing pitchers throwing a hell of a lot differently than the softball pitchers.
Time for some batting practice, I think.
Anyway.. As if I didn’t have enough baseball in my life already (with the 2014 season of my OOTP baseball simulation season just starting), I’m also doing a fantasy baseball team. I wasn’t gonna do one, but Masnick pointed me towards this one that sounded interesting — you can’t pick any of the top rated 50 guys. I’m a little scared — Masnick is a baseball whiz, and Joe apparently has this magical excel spreadsheet that he’s named “The Oracle.” Well, I couldn’t possibly fare worse than my March Madness brackets. We could use more owners, so contact the guy running it if you’re interested. And hurry, the draft is on Monday.