Ever heard of ‘The Sweeny Plan’? This is a great read about fantasy baseball and it’s humble beginnings in the early 80’s and into the 90’s. And honestly it makes me realize the reason that I love fantasy baseball so much win or lose is the strategery along with the camaraderie. [Deadspin]
The beginning of it all. “The voice was familiar. Oh, it was mine. What possessed me to say that? Why would I spend eight bucks on a slow second baseman with no power and a less-than-average average? Why did I make Bruce Sutter, at $47, the most expensive player in league history? Why, for that matter, did I pay $28 for Dave Parker, $12 for Tom Seaver, $10 for Pete Rose, $6 for Dane Iorg? Why? Because I liked them.
That’s why the Wulfgang finished seventh for the second year in a row. It’s all my fault. I won’t point the finger of blame at players like Tony Scott. I pick too many players with my heart, and I should have realized by now that there is no room for sentiment in this game.” [Sports Illustrated]