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The Diary of a Fantasy Virgin – Week 4

It is officially a miracle. I will win this week by putting together a team that is comprised of bailing wire and duct tape. Angus MacGyver would have been proud with the dancing on the free agent keyboard I did this week. So let’s get on with it.

Bye Week For Who?

So I know it is a bye week for the Colts. And I have

Marvin Harrison. And I have

Dallas Clark. But I have backups alright. Let me see here, just put in

John Carlson and I am … uh oh wait one minute …

John Carlson is on a bye week. To quote Mr. Homer Simpson … “D’oh!” And my WR

David Patten is off this week due to injury.


Robert Meachem and

Hank Baskett were available. Oh let the bailing wiring and duct taping commence!

Jerramy Stevens is an available TE. Throw that against the wall. It is pasta time and anything may just stick. But you never know, you just may be up against someone in the same boat.

Bye Week For You!

When you notice that your opponent is in the same boat, a whole lot of weight is off your shoulders. I mean my opponent lost

Matt Hasselbeck,

Wes Welker and the Giants D/ST. I would have definitely lost to that cadre. But I didn’t have to play them so I didn’t have to lose to them. I won just by the skin of my teeth, my friends.

So, for you, you should probably pick up

Steve Slaton,

Tim Hightower and

Robert Meachem in your league this week. Always have a backup when it is MacGyver time.

 Where does my diary entry go this week? My diary entry has to be about playoff baseball.

Dear Diary: The Red Sox & Baseball in October Again

Dear Diary, the Red Sox are not the story in baseball this year. It is the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays have a team payroll of $38 million. Please note that Manny Ramirez was $20 million and we paid him to leave. So where does this leave the Red Sox?



Boston is right where they were in 2004 when they went through the Angels on their way to the first World Series title in 86 years.

But this year feels a lot like 2005 with the exception of starting pitching which is better. But middle relief may get hammered by the Angels who seem to be in a mood. You see, it has been the Angels we have swept in 2004 and in 2007. It has been sad that “vengeance is a dish best served cold”. So the Red Sox better be on their toes.

The other story is that for the first time in the last 13 years, the playoffs are without the New York Yankees. Derek Jeter misses the playoffs for the first time in his career. How strange is that statistic? The only thing different about the Yankees this year is the departure of Joe Torre and a lot of injuries. Makes you wonder which is more important?

It is the fifth time in six years that the Red Sox have made it to the postseason with them winning it all in 2004 & 2007. There is still a play-in game for the White Sox & Twins. That winner gets the Rays in their first playoff series. I wonder if the Rays will sell out their playoffs. How can they not? Well it will time to see if they are for real. Why have I discounted them all year?

Games will be late and sleep will be hard to come by and the Angels have great pitching and hitting. I dare say the Red Sox are an underdog. But if they can get by the Angels, and that is a huge if, don’t count them out. Go Sox!

Master D.

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