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Differences

Post by DOUGHBOYS » Wed May 16, 2018 7:44 pm

In baseball announcer lingo, a 'Productive Out' is an out that moves another runner along.
For fantasy players, it's just another out.
For fantasy players, a 'Productive Out' is a player grounding into a fielders choice. Stealing second. Stealing third.
And scoring on an announcer's'Productive Out'.

In baseball announcer lingo, a 'Quality Start' is a start where the pitcher throws at least six innings and gives up no more than three runs.
That's ok for the fantasy player.
But, the fantasy player would add, 'And leaves the game with a chance to win' in that description.

In baseball, a double is twice as good as a single.
In fantasy baseball, a single and stolen base is way better than a double.

In baseball, a home run hit while a team is ahead or behind 12-0 is insignificant.
In fantasy baseball, the owner of that player will fist pump as if hit with a tied score.

In baseball, an intentional walk to a team's best hitting player is met with boo's by the home team fans.
In fantasy baseball, an intentional walk to a team's best hitter is met with boo's by the player's owner.

In RotoWorld, Joey Gallo is 'rested' while Texas faces Chris Sale.
In fantasy baseball, we know he has avoided a probable 0 fer 4
In RotoWorld, Joey Gallo is 'rested' while Texas faces Baltimore and Chris Tillman.
In fantasy baseball, we cuss the damned Mgr who would bench a player with a juicy match up.

In baseball, an announcer raves about a great defensive play.
In fantasy baseball, we stew if it is made against our hitter.
Doubling the pain if we also own the fielder who made the play.

In baseball, they have a designated hitter like David Ortiz or Khris Davis.
In fantasy baseball, we'd like a designated fielder as to lessen the chances of injury to players like AJ Pollock or Jacoby Ellsbury.

In baseball, a pitcher 'struggles' through five innings and 100 pitches.
In fantasy baseball, the 'struggles' are mitigated by that pitcher leaving with a 9-3 lead.

In baseball, 4 and 2/3 innings means 4 and 2/3 innings.
In fantasy baseball, it is one out from a chance to win.

In baseball, an announcer says that a Closer is in because 'He needs the work'.
In fantasy baseball, a little part of us rolls up and dies when seeing our Closer enter the game with nothing on the line.

In baseball, a player who sacrifices is called a 'team player' .
In fantasy baseball, every player who sacrifices is called other names.

In baseball, fans love hearing players say, "I'll be back off the disabled list as soon as 10 days are up."
In fantasy baseball, we just want the truth. Just give us the truth.

In baseball, fans respond to Jason Castro having surgery and missing the year as "Ah, too bad!".
In fantasy baseball, Jason Castro is dead to us till next year and maybe beyond that.

In baseball, fans cheer a 17 pitch at bat.
In fantasy baseball, we want to know what happened on the 17th pitch.

In baseball, fans boo when the hometown player is hit with a pitch.
In fantasy baseball, we know it doesn't count against our pitchers WHIP.

In baseball, fans adore how Joe Mauer plays the game with elegance.
In fantasy baseball, elegance is not a category.

In baseball, a hit ending the game is a celebrated walk off hit.
In fantasy baseball, a hit ending the game gives us another rbi and improves our average and tips us to change to another game.

In baseball, a pitcher's best friend is the double play.
In fantasy baseball, a pitcher's best friend is the strike out.

In baseball, first place is rented till the end of the year.
In that respect, baseball and fantasy baseball are exactly alike.
On my tombstone-
Wait! I never had the perfect draft!

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