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Post by DOUGHBOYS » Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:53 pm

EVERYTHING is relative.
Especially when it comes to baseball and fantasy baseball.....

Real baseball....Score is 8-2....Ninth inning.
The manager says to himself that his Closer hasn't had work in four days.
Let's bring him in to get an inning thrown.

Fantasy baseball....Score is 8-2....Ninth inning.
The Closer is coming in. MY CLOSER! NOOOOOOOOOOOO!
We curse the Manager. We curse fantasy baseball.
We know that the best that can come out of this is a measley clean inning.
The worst...Destruction.
Our ERA zapped. Our WHIP inflated.
It's one of the most helpless feelings in fantasy baseball. All for "Let's get him an inning."

Real baseball...Score is 8-2 in favor of the home team...Top of the fifth inning, two outs.
The Manager sees the Starter running out of gas. He has allowed a hit, two we--struck outs, and now has walked a batter.
He goes out to the mound with hook.

Fantasy baseball...score is 8-2...Top of the fifth inning, two outs.
What the Hell is the MGR doing?!? That's my Starter! One out is all he needs.
What?!? You're pulling him? C'mon man, you got a six run lead!
We have lived and died through 14 outs. The most important one, never arrives.

Real baseball... Monday Morning...
It is decided that the Star player should rest his owwie for a series.
The organization wants to make sure he is good to go for the long haul.

Fantasy baseball...Monday Morning...
I can't play my Star!?!
They couldn't have said this YESTERDAY when I could have FAAB'd a decent replacement?

Real of the sixth inning.
The Manager got five good innings from his Starter. He is hoping he can get by with a low leverage reliever.

Fantasy of the sixth inning.
"That's my Starter with the great Start and now you're putting in this putz to blow it for me?"
We've suffered through 15 outs to get that precious Win.
We don't want the Manager to "Get by".
We want him to close this game out by any means necessary.

Real baseball...July 31.
The organization can't believe the haul they got for their Closer. They are out of the pennant chase and their Closer was probably their best trade piece. One of those kids they got for him will surely turn out to be a stud.
I love this game!

Fantasy baseball...July 31
My Closer got traded to a team who uses him to set up? Are you freaking kidding me?
I have to spend what little FAAB I have left to replace a freakin' Closer?
I hate this game !
On my tombstone-
Wait! I never had the perfect draft!

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