When there isn’t a lot of baseball news, I try to find non-baseball articles with which I can find fault. For example, here is an article about presidential aging that does not account for the fact that William Henry Harrison had every bit as youthful a countenance on his deathbed as he did the day he took office. Just because you didn’t include it in your data set doesn’t mean it didn’t happen, people.
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Colin Wyers begins a series that attempts to determine how much a player is truly worth to his team. I presume that his numbers will be different than those generated by Scott Boras when he puts together those hilarious player prospectuses each offseason.
Don Malcom has part two of his series on the Hall of Fame. I counted already, but quick, without looking, see if you can guess how many times the name “Rice” appears in it. I’ll set the over/under at 16. And . . . Go!
Over at Fantasy Focus, Alex Zelvin gives you some tips on how to do well at something called Rotohog. I haven’t read it yet, but I’m not sure how useful this article can be, really. I remember renting one of them rotohogs that time I needed to grind out that stump in my front yard, and when I did the guy at the Home Depot told me everything I needed to know.
Finally, Michael Lerra lays out some basic rules for your upcoming draft. The first rule is that you do not talk about your Fantasy Draft. The second rule is – you DO NOT talk about your fantasy draft. Third rule: someone yells Stop!, goes limp, taps out, the draft is over. Fourth rule . . . well, you see where this is going.
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