The Fantasy Baseball Guide 2010 is OUT NOW!

The Fantasy Baseball Guide 2010 cover

On newstands everywhere!

“Hand-made Trophies Worth Bragging About”

FantasyTrophies.com | “Hand-made Trophies Worth Bragging About”

Awesome Fantasy Football Trophy

The trophy we have in the American Dream League is your standard high school sports varsity participation trophy, except the golden posed player on top has been replaced by a 1940s era dial up phone. Similarly electroplated. It is an awesome thing, unique in every sense of the world, and fragile. One year the preceding year’s winner (winners keep the trophy until a new champion is crowned) delivered the trophy in a bag. Somehow the screws and bolts came undone and he just wasn’t handy enough to fix it. He hasn’t won since, though he’s in the lead this year (by a lot).

Trophies mean something, and these clever and handsome items are the work of a friend of a friend in my home town of Brooklyn, NY. The Throwback, picture above, made me laugh out loud when I saw it, which makes it a fit prize for the fantasy winner in your league this year. And it doesn’t look like it has any screws or bolts.

Get Thee to St. Paul!

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2008/0522081saints1.htmlAmazing “bobblefoot” promotion planned by the St. Paul Saints in honor of National Tap Dancing Day. Explain that to the kids. If you go, please snag one for Rotoman. 

Life After Barry Is a Strikeout At the Ballpark

WSJ.comThe economic impact of Barry Bonds turns out to be a survey of the craziness of fandom.  

Willie Mays Nude:

Deadspin

Supposedly the only photo of Willie Mays’ willie is for sale on eBay, and Deadspin has the story. The seller has placed a Giants logo over the sensitive area, perhaps a bit of subliminal seduction. Thanks, baseballmusings.com.

Bonds’ homer No. 762 a bizarre mystery

Zack Hempel – Yahoo! Sports

Sometimes the fantasy happens on the field. This is a well-reported, well-told true tale about one hitter, three fans and two baseballs. I think we get Randy Quaid to play Jake Frazier in the movie version.

If You Purchased MLB Game Downloads Before 2006, Your Discs/Files Are Now Useless; MLB Has Stolen Your $$$ And Claims “No Refunds”

The Joy of Sox

This is a woeful story of mlbam’s apparent disregard for the customers who bought mlb.tv games and the digital rights management that is keeping them from watching those games.

If this is a true story it is an abysmal breach of faith by MLBAM, the sort of thing that undermines the basic compact between seller and buyer. But the funny thing reading this blog entry and the comments after (and at the Baseball Think Factory) is that there seems to be no corroboration.

If you’ve bought baseball games from mlb.com are you having this problem? It may be that Joy of Sox is one of just a few who felt the need to plunk down cash for games, but it’s also possible he’s having a problem that isn’t affecting everyone who bought games. Before ripping the Lords of Baseball a new one I’d like to make sure they’ve done it yet again.

Non-Prospect Diary: Dirk Hayhurst

BaseballAmerica.com

Beautiful.

[thanks megary]

GlyphJockey yeah, yeah, yeah,

Punk Second Acts, by Lex10

Who knew CBGBs was the minor leagues?

Total Red Sox

Do you own a copy of the 2000 Total Red Sox book?

I think there’s some money to be made. A lot of money if you own a box of them.