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Re: Sonavabench!

Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:00 pm
by papasmurf
Hey! Not much to bitch about today! (unless Cust goes deep in his final AB from the bench) My team didn't even have a great day with the bats, but beggars can't be choosers. Pitching is great as always, and actually got some run support today.

I knew that if I whined enough, Lady Luck probably would get sick of me mentioning her double chins and gives me a break for one day. I'll take it.

Re: Sonavabench!

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:33 am
by peter
Glad I benched the struggling Carmona against the big, bad Tigers. So far: 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Re: Sonavabench!

Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:35 pm
by White Lightning
I guess this is what I get for waking up at noon. Johan on the bench! Sonavabench!

Re: Sonavabench!

Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:37 pm
by papasmurf
Holycrap, I nearly messed up again. I originally had Milledge starting last night vs. Francis and sitting today vs. Ubaldo. After the rainout I forgot to move Milledge back in the lineup for the doubledip today. Luckily this afternoon I was able to pull myself away to check in on my team minutes before the COL-WAS game time and made the move. 2 homers and 4 ribbies so far!

Earlier in the year I would be grinding my teeth right about now, but things are looking up in smurf village!

Re: Sonavabench!

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:28 pm
by papasmurf
11 hits from 4 guys on the bench. My lineup of 8 has 6 hits. Yowza. Got a little complacent today as my team has got a bit of a cushion now. Didn't think too much about the lineup, just went with impulse.

Went with Lowrie over Aviles as I needed rbbies and don't care about runs (huge lead), and Lowrie was facing a lefty. Strike one.

Went with Weeks over Kaz for god knows what reason. Strike two. I didn't think this one thru. I have this crazy faith that Weeks will go on a hot streak anytime he shows anything.

Failed to bench either Mclouth or Beltran for Milledge even though I had a feeling Milledge was gonna pick up a SB. Strike three. I keep runnin' Carlos out there but he's done nothing since the break. Yet I know the first game I sit his ass down he is going deep.

Sonnavabench!

It shouldn't cost me too much in the standings for now but it'd be nice to keep piling on.

Re: Sonavabench!

Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:01 am
by Steve
I sat Nady and Carlos Pena :(

Re: Sonavabench!

Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:46 pm
by papasmurf

Yet I know the first game I sit his ass down he is going deep.
To follow up on last night's post. Today I did sit Beltran for Milledge since Beltran only had 2 hrs all yr vs a lefty, and he had 0 homers since the Break.

3 for 3 with a HR (against FLA pen) and 3 RBI. The last time I benched him? 3 hits, HR, and 4 RBI vs. Lincecum. I've been wanting to sit him for a while now, but never did it cuz I know this would happen. Finally I gave in to temptation.

Can't make this stuff up. You guys should sponsor me to Vegas and just bet on the exact opposite of what I bet.

It's kinda funny now cuz my team is comfortable in the lead, but if it costs me at the end...

Re: Sonavabench!

Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:03 am
by Grey
You should actually beat ten dollars on, say, black and have your buddies put the bank on red. You could make your buddies a killing.

Re: Sonavabench!

Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:53 am
by papasmurf
It probably wouldn't work to have my buddies bet against me because they are connected to me so it would be a bigger screwjob to let me win the small bet and have my buddies lose the huge bet. It would be better to have strangers do the opposite of what I do.

I could have safely sat Beltran for 3 straight weeks, yet when I finally do it, he has his best game in a month. Exact same thing happened last time. He was having a lackluster stretch, so against a supposed ace in Lincecum, I sit him for a hotter outfielder and he goes nuts, then immediately goes back to nothing after that.

Even if someone else intentionally tried to duplicate what I did and pick Beltran's 2 best games out of 60 it would be very difficult.

Re: Sonavabench!

Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:14 pm
by Grey
Even if someone else intentionally tried to duplicate what I did and pick Beltran's 2 best games out of 60 it would be very difficult.
Odds are extremely unlikely. That's for sure.