2018: Day 84 the one where my fantasy baseball draft happened
Word count 173,965 + 817 or 174,782 of 1,000,000
This is the year that my fantasy baseball team will decimate the competition in route to a championship. That might just be pure hubris. I’m visualizing that eventuality. Sure most of my attention is being focused in on thinking about getting a slice of pizza from Ernie’s Bar & Pizza. They make a very decent slice of cheese pizza. In a couple hours I’ll be sampling one yet again and can give an update on the 2018 state of the pizza. It looks they have some margherita pizza on the menu and that sounds pretty spectacular today. At this very moment and pretty much all year I have been in the don’t buy things mode. It is a great mode. That is pretty much the way things are going right now. That Audioengine B2 wireless bluetooth speaker looks good, but I’m thinking Google will release a new round of speakers.
Topic 1: My fantasy baseball draft and some Jayhawks basketball
Ok tonight I grabbed my lap desk and brought it upstairs to write. For some reason today the word have not flown. This morning I did not hammer out a couple hundred words. Right now at 20:00 hours I’m sitting down to write the bulk of my words for the day. You may have already guessed that means that I have two hours right now to hammer out whatever words are going to arrive today for publication. At the moment, I’m watching ESPN Sport Center via YouTube TV on my Pixel 2 XL Smartphone. That is working out well enough. Sure my fantasy baseball draft happened tonight, but I’ll probably remember the University of Kansas Jayhawks basketball game against Duke instead. Ok so that slice of margherita pizza from Ernie’s Bar & Pizza was pretty darn good. You don’t really have to take my word for it. It should be pretty easy to scroll back up and take a look at the photographic evidence of just how epic that slice of pie looked. What made it really good was the fact that it was probably a cheese pizza that they threw margherita pizza toppings on before heating it for a second time. That pretty much meant that it had all the crisp crust and solid pizza structure before the tomatoes interfered with the structural integrity of the pizza. It was a pretty darn good slice of pizza.
All I want to do at the moment is write about the basketball game that happened tonight, but instead of doing that I’m going to finish writing about my fantasy baseball draft. That draft included 23 players total. The first 10 were keepers within the league. Everybody got to keep 10 players from their previous roster.
1. (1) Billy Hamilton (Cin – OF) Keeper
2. (13) Jonathan Schoop (Bal – 2B) Keeper
3. (25) Ryan Braun (Mil – OF) Keeper
4. (37) Adrián Béltre (Tex – 3B) Keeper
5. (49) Joey Gallo (Tex – 1B,3B,OF) Keeper
6. (61) Salvador Perez (KC – C) Keeper
7. (73) Kelvin Herrera (KC – RP) Keeper
8. (85) Alex Cobb (Bal – SP) Keeper
9. (97) Julio Teheran (Atl – SP) Keeper
10. (109) Matt Albers (Mil – RP) Keeper
11. (121) Stephen Strasburg (Was – SP)
12. (133) Lance McCullers Jr. (Hou – SP)
13. (157) Masahiro Tanaka (NYY – SP)
14. (169) Adam Jones (Bal – OF)
15. (176) Johnny Cueto (SF – SP)
16. (181) Danny Duffy (KC – SP)
17. (193) Javier Báez (ChC – 2B,SS)
18. (205) Brett Gardner (NYY – OF)
19. (217) Jake Odorizzi (Min – SP)
20. (229) Ian Kinsler (LAA – 2B)
21. (241) J.A. Happ (Tor – SP)
22. (253) Josh Hader (Mil – RP)
23. (265) Dexter Fowler (StL – OF)
If you know anything about baseball, then you probably already know my team is in trouble this year. My goal for the year is to watch the waiver wire and any breakout rookies to see if I can augment my roster and improve this year. The draft this year went by lighting fast. It took like an hour to do 23 rounds. That is pretty much an amazing speed. The entire time the draft was occuring all I could think about was regretting not getting a pizza to go from Ernie’s Bar & Pizza. Just one slice was not enough. Maybe it would have been overkill to get an entire pizza to go, but that was the direction that would have taken things from good to great and potentially back down the culinary mountain. It is entirely possible that walking a block with the pizza and letting it get cold would have ruined the joy of my previous pizza experience. At this point, we will not know that ship has sailed and it may be some time before that theory can be tested again.
Topic 2: The Jayhawks in the final four
This was one of those days and one of those games where I’m pretty sure Coach Bill Self is pretty darn happy that Malik Newman is on the Jayhawks roster. That was probably the key difference between going home this weekend and playing next weekend.
Dr. Nels Lindahl
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