On Friday evening; it was a very magical and mystical evening of baseball for Corey Seager. We have already talked a bit about it. I had this feeling on my drive home from work, but removed Seager from my gentleman’s game lineup in favor of perpetual turd of wonder, Brad Miller at shortstop. I did however; have Seager in my other four lineups I played.
But one Gent would use the Wunderkind and make it possible for our first Gentleman’s Game Hall of Fame performance. I guess this is kind of like the “Heisman House” commercials you used to see on television during college football season. Right now at the Gents Hall of Fame, it’s just Kid Seager hanging out all by his lonesome waiting for someone else to join him.
I fell asleep after home run number two. Vin Scully is better than Ambien you know? But when I fell asleep, DStars45 was trailling t3bird04 by a pretty decent amount with Drew Pomeranz and Corey Seager in play.
I woke up to the following text from our own t3bird04 on Saturday morning, and I realized what had happened:
No way that Corey makes up 70 pts with two guys to go…. unbelievable…
Of course, the bird sent that text because it did happen. His worst nightmare realized. When you cross the 150 mark in a Gentleman’s game, you should win every time. But it was not meant to be for our winged-friend, though he did finish second and pick up four points.
And with that, Corey Seager was entered into the Gentleman’s Game Hall of Fame with the most incredible Friday night performance we’ve had in this great competition of excellence.
There’s quite a rivalry building behind the scenes in the Gentleman’s Game Cup sponsored by Turkey Hill gas stations and Dodge vehicles.
An inside report indicates that our two leading gentleman have not spoken since April, like an old Jordan/Bird rivalry.
Jsquad34 also did a great job in scoring over 148 points, good for just third.
Here’s a look at the yearly standings updated:
DStars45 – 39 points
t3bird04 – 33 points
Jsquad34 – 27 points
Swindaman3 – 25 points
Diamondhoggers – 25 points
And as always a copy of the winning lineup of DStars45:
Now for our updated list of ‘Fantasy Players to Kill’. The first group listed are the yearly guys:
- Justin Upton
- Carlos Gomez (homered today, but off the DL so he’s back
Matt Harvey (escapes for now)
- Chris Davis
- Yasiel Puig
- Luke Gregerson
- Kevin Jepsen (worst closer in history, will never lose his job though)
- Adrian Gonzalez
- Kolten Wong
- Bryce Harper (he’s been Joc Pederson for a month now)
- Joey Votto
- Justin Bour
- Giancarlo Stanton
- Dallas Keuchel
- Yasmany Grandal (sits every other game and hits .181ish when he does play)
- Byung Ho Park (This guy SUUUUUUUUUCKS)
- Julio Urias (sorry man… you’re here for now)
And now for the weekly assholes:
- Lonnie Chisenhall (has no business being in a Gents game at all)
- Justin Upton
- Bryce Harper
- Brad Miller
- Yangorvis Solarte (I’ll spell his name right when he scores 10+ on a Friday for someone)
- Justin Turner
- Curtis Granderson
- Whit Merrifield
- Yasmany Grandal
- Vincent Velasquez (will he ever go five innings in a start AGAIN?)
- Byung Ho Park
- Mike Conforto
- Manny Machado (he truly only homers or has a big game when I neglect him on DFS).
So, we’re at that part in the column when I ask you what will happen next week. And I tell you that you must stay tuned as hard as it may be; to find out.
After this past Friday, I cannot even suggest the remarkable events that may occur in our next Gentleman’s game. Let it be remembered forever that on that magical night of June the 3rd, 2016; in the Gentleman’s Game and Gentleman’s Game only, that the impossible happened.