Diamondhoggers is the Gentleman’s Game Palindrome

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We mentioned last week that it seemed like Diamondhoggers (us) finished first or last in every Gentleman’s game lately. Since last week was a poor 5th place finish in the contest, this week was due to be a jackpot.

That was only half true, starting on April 25th though, this is what Diamondhoggers’ result has been: Fifth, First, Fifth, Fifth, Fifth, First, Fourth, First, Fifth, and now First. That’s almost remarkable. It’s so weird. I could not finish second or third if my life depended on it.

Friday was a strange night in baseball. Of course we had the Coors slate in play which always serves to fuck things up a fair amount and lose all the money for everyone. It started slow but business picked up there as it always does and rewarded the buttplugs who just stacked that game.

I want to give strong mention to Phil Gosselin for being the worst ever. He was ‘the perfect punt’, hitting clean up at Coors. Three gentleman including me took this bait hook, line and sinker. Of course, in a game where 19 runs were put on the board, Phil Gosselin found a way to zero out. He qualifies as one of the biggest turds in Gentleman’s game history, without a doubt.

No real shakeup in the yearly standings, with things staying close to the same as they have been as we head towards the All Star Break.

Yearly Standings:
DStars45 – 50 points
t3bird04 – 44 points
Diamondhoggers – 36 points
Jsquad34 – 35 points
Swindaman3 – 29 points

Here is a copy of the winning lineup from Diamondhoggers. The Gents Game MVP was a luckbox play of Shin-soo Choo, who homered off David Price and scored 19 points. Masahiro Tanaka managed not to get blown up on a night when basically no one was safe.

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We’re skipping the fantasy players we would like to seize with a guillotine chokehold this week because we’re just too busy to make the post longer. That means double duty for next week’s column.

Please continue to follow the Gentleman’s Game Cup Series this summer presented by Julie’s Movers and Java Central Coffee Shop of Westerville.