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A Gentleman’s Cup Series Champion has been Crowned!

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Friday night was a landmark night in five men’s lives. Now as a footnote in the whole thing, Diamondhoggers won the final Gentleman’s Game of the year to avoid the basement, and finish tied for third place with our own t3bird04.

But the real story, was the battle between DStars45 and Swindaman3. All year long it was like Apollo Creed vs. Rocky Balboa, these two heavyweights slugging it out one weekend at a time. Rumor has it that the two did not even speak for six weeks down the stretch while trying to decide who would come out on top of this duel.

And in the end, Swindaman3 had his opportunities granted to him by his fellow gentleman. They stayed out of last place, leaving the door open for Dstars45 to find himself there; with a win, a tie-breaker match would have been forced between the two Gentleman at the top of the standings.

However, Swindaman3 in his time of need reached for the likes of Ervin Santana and Torii Hunter which proved to be a fatal misstep. He did however, post an impressive 30 points from Luis Valbuena which is the kind of thing you need to do to win a Gentleman’s Game.

Yearly Standings:
DStars45 – 81.5 Points ** GENTLEMAN’S CUP CHAMPION **
Swindaman3 – 79.5 points
Diamondhoggers – 72 points
t3bird04 – 72 Points
Jsquad34 – 69 Points

Here’s a copy of the final winning lineup from Diamondhoggers. You’ll see that no gentleman tallied 100 points, this is the kind of Gentleman’s Game muck that’s just fit to rake for Diamondhoggers, winning with total slop.

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SO what will happen next week? Well these posts sadly disappear until next spring. By then a few new Gentleman will want in this. But we will be selective as to whom will get in our midnight club. You think you’re good enough? Send an email to diamondhoggers_at_gmail dot com and let us know why you deserve to be in the gentleman’s game. If we get some responses, we’ll post them on the site each week and just possibly invite a new gentleman to the game.

Other than that, we’ll miss the fun and exposure we had to eachother from afar in our contests. The memories. C.J. Cron’s backside dump single at one in the morning meaning something to all of us. The little things.

Congratulations to our first Gentleman’s Cup Champion, DStars45. His DFS excellence shines through in this contest of warriors.

Last Week’s Friday Night Gentleman’s Game was decided in Dramatic Fashion

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Well, well, well. Who knew that Carlos Carrasco could be so much damn fun? Two gentleman, that’s who. They go by the names of DStars45, and Swindaman3. And they’re the stars of the 2015 Gentleman’s game because they make the bold calls. They’re good under pressure. They can probably drive their vehicles through rush hour with their knees on the way home from work… all while setting their gentleman’s game lineup. They make the bold calls with the chips in the middle of the table. Calls like using Carlos “Jekyll and Hyde” Carrasco against the DFS kill your pitcher buzz-saw that is the Kansas City Royals.

Now one caveat would have been that the game was in Kansas City, which suppresses offense. The other side of that is when you trust a player who wears a Cleveland uniform in any sport, it typically ends badly. These two brave warriors were rewarded with the first and second places in the Friday night game and will enter this Friday, the Gentleman’s Game Final with a chance to become the Gentleman of the Year.

We’ve had calls from different sponsors inquiring about doing a deal with the winner of this eventual title. Nothing is set in stone at this point, but the man who wins this contest stands to win a lifetime of fame and riches if they can come up with a big performance Friday night.

Swindaman3 was incredibly heroic, winning the Friday night game by a mere .15; the closest finish between first and second in the illustrious history of the contest.

A look at the standings reveals what is needed for each gent, and what is at stake. The bottom feeding gentleman will not merely look to just stay out of the basement and not finish last but to play spoiler for the likes of Swindaman3. It is here that past vengeances could be sought out. It is here that lifelong friendships are made, and lifelong foes are adopted.

Yearly Standings:
DStars45 – 80.5 Points
Swindaman3 – 76.5 points
t3bird04 – 68 Points
Jsquad34 – 68 Points
Diamondhoggers – 67 points

And here is a look at the winning lineup by Swindaman3. All joking aside, it really was a clutch performance. Look at him using Tyler Flowers AND Travis Shaw there. Look at him getting underpriced Mike Trout into the mix along with Sexi Alexei. Who would have had the guts to use Sonny Gray as bad as he’s been this last month plus against the NL version of the Royals; the Giants? Swindaman3, that’s who.

This is why he is in this position, and three other gents are not. He must hope for a last place finish from DStars45 and he must win first place next week. His pursuit of first place has been one of the most courageous acts ever seen in the fantasy realm, daily or otherwise.

“You really don’t know pressure in life until you’ve had your back to the wall in the Gentleman’s Game,” said an exhausted Swindaman3 on Sunday night from his home. “I don’t know what I’ll go with on Friday night, but I hope most of DStars45’s players get rained out”.

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So we ask for the final time in 2015…. what will happen next week? Will T3bird rise up and kamikaze Mr. Swindaman’s hopes through the branches?  Will any gent decide to use Kelby Tomlinson if he’s there and in the lineup for 2000? Or how about the fierce battle between diamondhoggers and JSquad34 to not get last place? Will Dstars45 put together a fourth place or better lineup to secure the first Gentleman’s game title, and all the prize money and endorsements that comes with it?


T3Bird04 Flies to the Top of a Sluggish Friday Night Football Gentleman’s Game

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There is just one Gentleman’s game remaining this season.

Some things would seem to be decided, with DStars45 holding down things in the top spot even with a tough Friday night. But hold on a second. I am told that the Gentleman’s Game competition committee is discussing a wrinkle in the contest that would allow for point values to be doubled in the final week, or a possible twi-night double header; making much up for grabs. Yes, you heard that right. It is possible the Gentleman’s Cup champion to come down to the final week.

As for this past week’s contest, it was as sluggish as it seemed. With football in play and fall activities to be done in life, you’ll have nights where the Gentleman come out a little bit subpar. We will need to check with the Elias Sports Bureau, but we believe it to be the first Gentleman’s Game in which there was no member to reach 100 total points.

T3Bird04 was the victor last night, pulling out all the stops with home runs from Justin Smoak and Khris Davis, and solid enough performances from Madison Bumgarner and Max Scherzer.

It just wasn’t a night where you needed a lot from your bats as long as you collected two quality starts, and the bird was indeed the word.

Here’s a look at the yearly standings:

Yearly Standings:
DStars45 – 76.5 Points
Swindaman3 – 71.5 points
t3bird04 – 67 Points
Diamondhoggers – 65 points
Jsquad34 – 65 Points

And now a look at the magic potion that T3bird04 used to foil the other gents:


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BUT…. what will happen next week? We are not done yet as there is one weekend of baseball remaining. And like true gentleman, we will see this party through until the final light switch has been turned off.

Was the Inaugural Gentleman’s Cup Decided Friday Evening?

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This is your very quick update for the weekly Gentleman’s Game on Draftkings – it typically comes on a Saturday but we had to take care of our kiddo all Saturday afternoon and today of course was the first day of NFL season.

As you can see above, DStars45 once again soundly dominated the Gentleman’s Cup Series game on Friday evening. Wellington Castillo, Paul Goldschmidt, and NOLAN REIMOLD were his big contributors with the bat, and Chris Archer (used only by Diamondhoggers otherwise) and Steven Matz did not do enough wrong to harm DStars’ lineup, a lineup that saw no member zero, which is often key when you can get those 3 or 4 guys to go off for double digits.

This was a very key Gentleman’s Game. DStars45 and Swindaman3 were seperated entering this game by just three points; now that gap has grown to seven with just two (scheduled Gentleman’s games to go).

Yearly Standings:
DStars45 – 75.5 Points
Swindaman3 – 68.5 points
Jsquad34 – 63 Points
t3bird04 – 62 Points
Diamondhoggers – 61 points

It also seems the battle for basement futility could come down to the bitter end.

Here’s a copy of the possible soon to be best Gentleman’s winning lineup:

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Diamondhoggers wins the Gentleman’s Game short two players

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Things are tightening up in the Gentleman’s Game Cup Series.

We now have a three-way tie at the bottom rung of the ladder, with our own t3bird04, JSquad34, and Diamondhoggers all locked up; nothing decided after nearly five months of baseball. Things also got a little more interesting at the top with Swindaman3 earning two points last night, and DStars45 earning one. Overall, the gentleman’s game last night was a low-scoring affair with only one contestant reaching the 100 or greater mark. A three run total game in Coors Field certainly didn’t help those gents who went looking for their offense in Colorado.

All five gents went with Jacob DeGrom against the Marlins – seemed like an easy call, right? Think again. This is DFS baseball, and nothing makes sense. DeGrom earned a little bit less than a point per $1,000 he cost to use in your lineup last night, totaling a paltry 10.1 in Miami.

Here are a look at the up to date standings for the year.

Yearly Standings:
DStars45 – 70.5 Points
Swindaman3 – 67.5 points
t3bird04 – 59 Points
Jsquad34 – 59 Points
Diamondhoggers – 59 points

The moves that really had Diamondhoggers out in front last night – despite losing Jay Bruce and Todd Frazier (who probably would have combined for like three points anyway) – were using red hot Chris Davis who is clearly back on adderall and Alexei Ramirez who luck-boxed his way to four hits and 27 points.

Diamondhoggers also used Joe Kelly who was pedestrian as usual but got 18 points and the win for the Red Sox. Here is a copy of the picks to click that worked last night.

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So what will happen next week, or next time we decide to gather at the cyber bar for this gents affair? This battle of statistical Goliaths. It is possible that we have just three contests remaining. The math is still there for anyone to win this, but those gents at the bottom of the standings will need outside help and a major collapse from DStars45 and Swindaman3 that is very unlikely. Also, it’s impossible to be consistent at DFS baseball really, so you have to factor that in. In this organized chaos, two gents have stood alone as the best gents for the job. The goal for the other three simply remains to stay out of the basement and play for pride until next spring rolls around. They’re ready for the Gentleman’s NFL cup (which starts next weekend).

DStars45 Claims another Gentleman’s Cup Game; Swindaman3 Beats Diamondhoggers by less than a point


Prior to the Friday Gentleman’s Game Cup Series match, Swindaman3 had an interesting bit of words for Diamondhoggers; and although Diamondhoggers felt really confident in Felix Hernandez and Andrew Cashner as his two pitchers for this DFS game of Goliath’s; King Felix laid yet another egg. He’s a damn mess. However, Swindaman3 edged Diamondhoggers out for second place by a slim margin of .15 on the night. If Swindaman3 is going to taunt me; he better win by more than .15, we would advise….mmmyes.

This was ever important to the macro spectrum of the Gentleman’s Game. If Diamondhoggers could have avoided zero’s from three  assholes: Jose Reyes, Lorenzo Cain, and Roughnads Odor (he’s Rough Nads as long as he’s going to lay eggs in DFS), it would have catapulted the Hoggers to second place, upsetting a first place tie in the yearly standings. As it was, the ever confident Swindaman took home his four points, and we again have a tie atop the leaderboard!

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Yearly Standings:
DStars45 – 69.5 Points
Swindaman3 – 66.5 points
t3bird04 – 56 Points
Jsquad34 – 55 Points
Diamondhoggers – 54 points

Let’s talk a little bit about DStars’ winning lineup. We’re proud that we had the same thinking in that Felix Hernandez would provide something different. We were the only two gentleman to have that (incorrect) thought. Felix had other ideas. He’s useless this year. Stick a fork in him, do not look his way again. Those light-hitting White Sox fleas beat the snot out of him. Yet another opportunity squandered if only Felix had pitched well; we could have seen two really nice lineups here for two really nice Gents.

But it wasn’t all sour grapes for the victor; Dstars45. He was the only gent to use A.J. Pollock who was the Gents Game MVP with 39 points. Facing a left-handed squid like David Holmberg in a nice hitters park like Cincinnati; it was dense of the other four gents not to use Pollock. DStars45 also used home runs from the ever-scorching Carlos Gonzalez and the wunderkind Bryce Harper to reach his respectable point total of 121.50. Style points go out to Dstars for using ‘The Bassitt Hound’ of Oakland, who hunted his way to 13 points for a reasonable price, allowing DStars to fit Goldschmidt into his lineup.

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So what is going to happen next week? Will anyone else be tempted by the dumpster fire that has become 2015 Felix Hernandez? The tie will be broken atop the leaderboard; but whom will rise? Will Swindaman3 once again spend his Friday afternoon throwing text tomatoes at one of the founding fathers of the Gentleman’s game? Will Diamondhoggers find his pride and stay out of the Gentleman’s Game Gutter? Will t3bird04 fly into a daily fantasy window or soar to new heights? Which turds in the baseball world will turn themselves into gems for a night and wear Cinderella’s slipper?

You MUST tune in next week to find out. The Gentleman’s Game…. there’s only one DFS competition like it in the world.

JSquad plummets Diamondhoggers into last place in the Gentleman’s Game


A sad day has come. One of the finest gents of them all (whatever that means) has fallen into last place in the inaugural Gentleman’s Game Cup Circuit standings. The man who was chasing him (JSquad34) put up a 142.5 point performance last night to win the Gentleman’s Game going away.

There was also the weekly switcheroo at the top, with DStars45 reclaiming the top spot with a nice second place finish, and with Swindaman3’s last place in last night’s action he falls back to a comfortable second place lead over the T3bird04.

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A look at the yearly DFS baseball totem pole between these gentleman:

Yearly Standings:
DStars45 – 64.5 points
Swindaman3 – 62.5 Points
t3bird04 – 55 Points
Jsquad34 – 53 Points
Diamondhoggers – 51 points

A couple really nice calls here if you look at JSquad34’s lineup:

  • He used Wily Peralta, a sneaky and cheap play in the $5000 range against the lowly Phillies. That’s just not a lineup that’s going to hit a lot. This allowed JSquad to spend elsewhere on hitters.
  • Another nice half-measure by JSquad was to use Corey Kluber. With some high priced aces on the board (David Price, Max Scherzer, among others) on the board, JSquad pulled a nice swerve picking Kluber against the Twinkies; a team he’s mastered many times before. His complete game victory garnered the highest performance of the night in DFS with 37.55 points. This also left some funds over for JSquad to use…..
  • Aging porn star Stephen Vogt. He’s certainly performed like an aging porn star this season; starting off really hot and slowly fading after an All Star performance. Vogt had his best stuff on display for the directors last night though; Dirk Diggler’ing his way to 24 points with three hits including a home run. He’ll now go back to the depths of fantasy Hell in your yearly leagues and DFS like the aging porn star he is. He looks like an aging male porn star out there.
  • Matt Carpenter and his 19 points – quietly one of the hottest DFS commodities out there right now. Used by only ONE gent. The winning gent.
  • Seems like A.J. Pollock is good for ten any time you trot him out there.
  • Mike Trout gave 12 points, solid.
  • Other than that, Cano, Goldschmidt, Puig, and Bogaerts just didn’t zero for Jsquad. This was as key as anything as they poured in an additional 19 points to get him to 142.50.

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So what’s going to happen next week? The drama is so intense you could cut it with a butter knife.

Will Diamondhoggers continue to use their best 169 point lineup in the solo shot to win six dollars? Will t3bird04 come off his branch to make a push for second place? Will Stephen Vogt bring his stubbled mustache out of retirement again on a Friday night to help someone find glory? Will Swindaman3 ‘almost use Matt Kemp’ for a cycle again? Does DStars45 have a magical month left in him to raise the chalice of milk awarded to all Gentleman’s Cup Champions?

You MUST tune in next week to find out.

The Gentleman’s Game Has a New Sheriff


The Friday night Gentleman’s Game Cup match was quite an event. Swindaman3 is realizing his lifelong dream, becoming a DFS baseball household name week over week, one lineup led James “White American” McCann at a time. He’s doing things his way – and he didn’t come this far to be pushed around.

You’ll see that Mr. S now has reclaimed full leadership atop the Gentleman’s Game Cup Standings. And if you ask him he will not be relinquishing that lead again in this final month and change we have left to decide our first Gentleman’s Game Cup Champion.

Yearly Standings:
Swindaman3 – 61.5 Points
DStars45 – 60.5 points
t3bird04 – 52 Points
Diamondhoggers – 49 points
Jsquad34 – 48 Points

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Swindaman3 acted with brilliance, using not birthday boy Mike Trout (who was used by 60% of the field in this contest) but for using Justin Upton and JD Martinez, who were not used by anyone else. You see, Swindaman3 will swerve you when you think you know his next move best. That’s why he’s on top.

He also went with the cunning move to use Jordan Zimmerman who provided a very quality performance at a smart shopper’s price. James Shields and his 20+ points were just the cherry on the sundae for young Swindaman, who submitted his lineup from the beaches of South Carolina; a location where he’s at his best.

The Gentleman’s Game turd was arguably (or not really that arguably) Jose Fernandez, owner of a shiny new sore shoulder. For all that money, he garnered just 16.25 points against a Braves lineup that doesn’t scare anyone. He was used only by Diamondhoggers who took the bait, and finished fourth.

A copy of the Gentleman Swindy’s winning lineup for those of you who will try to dopplegang his mastery:

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So… what the Hell will happen when we try again next week? Can Diamondhoggers or JSquad climb from the ranks to make t3bird the meat part of a diamondhoggers/Jsquad sandwich? Will Swindaman3 and DStars continue to jostle for year long excellence as they have since the first sun of spring? Will Swindaman3 field another beach lineup that he is becoming so famous for within the industry? Will Jay Bruce post yet another zero in the beautiful confines of a perfect hitters park against an off-brand starter?

You MUST tune in next week to find out. And you will tune in because you are so caught up in this action, to learn who will be crowned the finest gentleman of them all in Daily Fantasy Baseball.

Swindaman3 says I only write about the Gentleman’s Game early when I win



The group of Gentleman engaged in this fierce weekend competition of Daily Fantasy Baseball skill on Draftkings were feeling a little bold this first August weekend of 2015. The gentleman decided that not one, but two competitions should be held, and what happened was a greater separation between the gentleman at the top of the standings, and the bottom.

Swindaman3 made the remark that we only write about the Gentleman’s game early when we win…. this may seem true. However, he is to be commended for his excellent score of 153.5 with the likes of such vagrants and fantasy vermin Nathan Eovaldi and James “White American” McCann. In all, Swindaman3 collected home runs from four players on Friday night to dominate what was a very heavily-competitive contest; that saw all four gentleman achieve 100 or greater points.

On Saturday evening, a different shadow was cast over these five great daily fantasy warriors considered to be the highest of their pedigree. t3bird04 spread his Saturday evening wings as far as they could stretch, and put forth a 115.50 point effort to take home gentleman’s game gold and record five points. A crafty play of Aaron Nola and his twin 21-point Cubbies Schwarber and Rizzo made him Aaron Hamilton and made Swindaman3 Alexander Burr.

Looking at the top of the standings, Dstars45 and Swindaman3 are engaged in quite a game of Gentleman’s Cat & Mouse. It’s like watching Spy vs. Spy. This will be talked about for ages by those who have stood back and watched. One heavyweight throwing a big right hand, only to be countered by a barrage of punches from the other pugilist to work his way off the ropes and out of the corner. We have just seven to eight gentleman’s games left in the season; unless we decide to start playing them on Thursday evenings because we are bored.

Stay tuned, as we get more clarity in who is the greatest Gentleman of them all.


Friday Night:

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Saturday Night Gentleman’s Game Special:

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Yearly Standings after two more Gentleman’s Game Cup Series Contests:

DStars45 – 57.5 points
Swindaman3 – 56.5 Points
t3bird04 – 51 Points
Diamondhoggers – 47 points
Jsquad34 – 44 Points

Diamondhoggers returns to Gentleman’s Game Glory

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Diamondhoggers locked down over 50 points from their pitchers – Felix Hernandez and Andrew Cashner – and had 20 or more points from Mike Trout and Joey Votto that swung the Friday Gentleman’s Cup Circut Game in their favor.

We see a slight change in the yearly standings with Swindaman3 overtaking t3bird04 for the second spot in the standings. The bottom two remain unchanged despite the separation amount between last place and fourth.

Yearly Standings:
DStars45 – 50.5 points
Swindaman3 – 47.5 Points
t3bird04 – 45 Points
Diamondhoggers – 44 points
Jsquad34 – 40 Points

The Gentleman’s Game Turd of the week was probably Michael Pineda, owned by two contestants in the Gents Game and scoring just over five points. That Minnesota Twins lineup may look cute and cuddly like a Peregrine Falcon, but when you get too close and you’re unsuspecting; they’ll rip your damn face right off.

The Gentleman’s Game MVP had to be Coors Field Joey Votto. He hit a dramatic home run in the top of the ninth inning and although the Reds found a way to still blow the game; Votto swung the Gents game late, leapfrogging Diamondhoggers from third to first in a matter of seconds. That said; Jose Quintana was used by one man only: Swindaman3. Quintana of course shut out the Indians and struck out eight, garnering 41.05 Draftkings points. This was probably the craftiest pick of the night even in a losing effort for Swindaman3.

That said, here’s the monster bomb that Mike Trout hit to break the Gentleman’s Game open:

Here’s a copy of the lineup Diamondhoggers used for the victory:

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So what will happen next week?

Will Diamondhoggers put their trust in another man who is not worthy like an Andrew Cashner to swerve the rest of the gentleman? Will Swindaman3 make another beach lineup before the sun sets on summer? Which contestant will have milk poured on them like celebratory champagne at a live final? You must tune in next week to find out, as we inch closer to crowning the greatest daily fantasy baseball champion of all time.

Our Own t3bird is once again atop the highest branch of the Gentleman’s Game Cup Circuit Tree

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Another week, another monumental shift in the tectonic plates of the earth of the Gentleman’s Game Cup Standings.

Four Gentleman in the contest opted to go with Jose Fernandez who was the most expensive player on the board Friday night. He delivered just 18.5 points. It would be the other pitcher who the Gentleman in this great battle would choose that would make the biggest difference. The victor went with Lance Lynn – and Lynn tallied a workman-like 33.35 points to earn the Gentleman’s Game weekly MVP nomination.

The Gentleman’s Game turd was Ubaldo Jimenez, scoring 1.7 points and honestly why the Hell do we decide to trust an asshole like Ubaldo in this great contest of scholars?

As mentioned earlier, there was a slight shift in the competitor who holds down second place this week, with t3bird04 overtaking Swindaman3 after his own recent hot streak by a half point. DStars45 did enough to hold onto the top spot, coming in second and adding four more solid points. Diamondhoggers finished third, gaining one extra point to break the tie at the bottom of the standings for the time being. You’re starting to see separation in these standings if you’ve been following this as closely as we figure you have been all season.

Yearly Standings:
DStars45 – 47.5 points
t3bird04 – 44 Points
Swindaman3 – 43.5 Points
Diamondhoggers – 39 points
Jsquad34 – 38 Points

Per our tradition, we show a copy of the winning lineup. This 149.85 point lineup would have been a noble, cashing lineup in any contest offered on Draftkings last night. And the best part about it is that it was a non-stack. Kyle Seager homered twice to tally 30 points and Hunter Pence added 26 of his own. Our t3bird04 of the Gents Game Circuit is proving his vast versatility, in that he is not only great at selecting a pitcher who is about to go off but he also knows which bats can give him the high point total to break open a Gentleman’s Game. He is good under fire.

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But…. what will happen next week? Will the Orioles skip a spot in their rotation and allow us the option to once again ruin our lineups with Ubaldo Jimenez? Will Swindaman3 once again use the tired Home Run Derby champ Todd Frazier fresh off of 1,000 full-tilt swings? How many Gentleman will go back to the Gerardo Parra $3700 fountain of prosperity?

You must tune in next week to find out as we continue to work towards a circuit champion who will represent the highest honor in daily fantasy baseball.

A Noble amount of scoring in the Friday Gentleman’s Game

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The Friday Gentleman’s Game Cup Series rolled onwards last night with three members crossing the 100 picket line and two others coming very close to the milestone. All scoring was led by Swindaman3 who nearly reached the 150 plateau with his 149.95 points and the weekly Gents Game win.

Swindaman3 went with an unconventional play of Melvin Upton Jr. against Wandy Rodriguez, and it paid off in a big way with the lesser Upton brother scoring 20 points. If you had Danny Salazar last night as Swindaman3 did, you probably were in a good position to win money because Mr. Jekyll and Hyde himself threw a gem against the Athletics. Noah Syndergaard and his 42+ points was owned by three owners – but Swindaman3 laid Thor’s effort to waste.

Things are very tight in the yearly standings, with just a single point separating our top two contestants and a tie for the bottom between two more, with our own t3bird04 being the meat of this Gentleman’s Game sandwich.

Yearly Standings:
DStars45 – 43.5 points
Swindaman3 – 42.5 Points
t3bird04 – 39 Points
Diamondhoggers – 36 points
Jsquad34 – 36 Points

Here’s a copy of the winning recipe that made Swindaman3 a very talked about man in the DFS baseball spectrum on Friday night:

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It is nice to know you can achieve such a nice score by just picking guys at every position who will offer some scoring – you don’t have to stack to be successful in this game of gentleman, as Swindman3 proved. In fact, you can be quite successful at MLB DFS by involving Melvin Upton Jr. and Justin Verlander. It is worth noting that Diamondhoggers used the services of Erasmo Ramirez (aka ‘The Gardener) and these services went to waste.

So what will happen next week? Will anyone have the audacity to use Melvin Upton Jr. once again? Will Josh Donaldson and Mitch Moreland decide to take another zero in a matchup that favors them? Will Shin-soo Choo continue to score ‘2’ or ‘3’ like he always does when we look his way? Every man in this contest wants so badly to reach for this brass ring of fantasy glory, but we can only reach for said ring on Friday’s. You must tune in next week to find out how the saga of the gentleman’s game plays out. We are at the All-Star Break and there is still time for salvation, but the sands in the hourglass are running thin.

The DFS Community stands on its collective head over the first Gentleman’s Game Tie

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When five greats play their weekly DFS game long enough, sooner or later something has to give. Last night was the seismic crack in our DFS earthly foundation and an executive decision had to be made. This is a historic day in this country, not because it is Independence Day when our founding fathers signed the constitution. Someday, it will be remembered as the day the founding fathers of the Gentleman’s game; DStars45 and Swindaman3, tied for second place.

Both gladiators tied at 95.7 points, with completely different lineups. Both contestants were awarded with 3.5 points for the week for this effort.

Diamondhoggers continues to wake from their slumber – following up a second place in last week’s contest with a first place this week. The tide turned for good when Adrian Gonzalez homered into the Los Angeles night off Noah Syndergaard.

Things are tight in the yearly leaderboard in this epic clash of the titans of DFS baseball. DStars45 has reclaimed his spot at the top over our own t3bird04.

Yearly Standings:
DStars45 – 39.5 points
t3bird04 – 38 Points
Swindaman3 – 37.5 Points
Diamondhoggers – 34 points
Jsquad34 – 32 Points

Here’s a copy of the winning lineup totaling 113.35 points for Diamond Hoggers:
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So what will happen next week after this historic tilt? Will Diamondhoggers and JSquad34 continue to argue over who is in last place in the standings? Will we see another tie that forces the hand of the chairmen of the competition committee of the Gentleman’s game? Will anyone have the stones not to use an ace pitcher, trusting a true turd with their most sacred opportunity? Will Gerardo Parra continue to be priced in the 3700 range while playing like a 5800 outfielder?

You must tune in next week to find out of course. This is the Gentleman’s Game and it is the finest competition the DFS community has ever seen. In fact, Draftkings has been in contact with the chairmen’s committee about making the winner of this great joust the next Draftkings Pro Ambassador. Even Draftkings knows how prominent the crown is for this pantheon of greats.

A Friday Night at the DFS Gentleman’s Cup Game: The One Where Franlin Morales & Stephen Vogt Serve a Midnight Shitburger

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It wasn’t a play that would be shown on highlight reels (actually, I did see it run on MLB Tonight once). But time was running late in the Gentleman’s Game – and I held a half point lead over JSquad34 – having just captured the flag from DStars45 an hour earlier with a Mike Trout home run.

And then it happened. It didn’t change the outcome of the Royals 5-2 win in Oakland much; but it stole the Gentleman’s Game, a tournament of champions right out from under me late.

Franklin Morales drilled Stephen Vogt with a 2-2 pitch. The two points awarded on Draftkings allowed JSquad34 to take a small lead. My hopes went out the window when Efren Navarro didn’t come to the plate in the bottom of the ninth for the Angels. Who the Hell attaches their hopes to Efren Navarro anyways? I deserved to lose.

JSquad’s win was his second in a row. No easy task with this bunch. Diamondhoggers got off the mat to avoid another last place finish but it feels half-hearted in not winning the thing after getting that close.

The Gentleman’s Game MVP had to be Noah Syndergaard and his 27 points against the Cincinnati Reds. It was a bold move by JSquad34 with all of the great arms that were going last night; he was the only contestant to use Syndergaard.

The Gents game turd might have been Giancarlo Stanton, checking in with a zero and owned by 60% of the field at his hefty price, and he  broke his damn hand.

Yearly Standings:
DStars45 – 39 points
t3bird04 – 37 Points
Swindaman3 – 36 Points
Jsquad34 – 36 Points
Diamondhoggers – 33 points

Here’s JSquad34’s winning lineup:

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Our own t3bird04 had a bit of an off night and DStars45 was on vacation. This made for a Gentleman’s Game that should have been ripe for the picking. They’ll be back next week with very solid efforts. This was a golden opportunity missed by Swindaman3 and Diamondhoggers to gain a ‘5’ in the standings. An opportunity that JSquad34 leaped at.