Hi everyone! Well, I'll say this, if Jesus Christ was a New York Yankee, I wouldn't even want Him on my fantasy baseball team! I will not own a Yankee player on my fantasy baseball team win or lose! As for me being in fantasy baseball next season, part of me says yes & part of me says no. I guess I won't know or make a decision until almost the last minute. My reasons in all honesty though have really not much to do with the Yankees. That was really more of a joke. I'll admit, I had a great time being involved in it last season. There are some pros & cons to it though in my mind. I'll say this, I don't like getting into things half hearted, unless I don't care. I put a lot of time & effort into last season with fantasy baseball & I don't believe I would have done as well as I did without that time & effort. You might be thinking to yourself, how does something like fantasy baseball take a whole lot of time & effort? All I can say is, I woke up every single morning with that being the first thing on my mind, after taking a piss of course! When you have results everyday, win or lose, you have to stay on top of it to be competitive. It's not life or death to me, but I want to win as much as anyone else if not more so!
I must have spent on average 1 to 2 hours every morning during the season on it, scrolling over the free agent pool, setting my line ups, pitching rotations, looking at stats, & trying to just manage my team in every way overall to pay attention to starts left for players, their statbanks, making sure I don't have line up holes, & God knows what else! I guess throw in the whole salary & money thing to making sure I had enough money coming down the stretch. I'm sure there are some things I'm leaving out. Then I would look over it at night when I would come home from work, just to see or get an idea as to how I might be doing. I spent an average of 2 to 3 hours a day on it on most days & atleast one hour on days I didn't spend that much time on it! I know what your probably thinking! Why? Is all that time necessary? Probably not! But, for some reason with me, it did literally take that much time.
Bottom line! from the 8 days of drafting, to season's end, especially if you make the playoffs, I spent an average of 2 hours a day, in about a 200 day stretch or so on fantasy baseball. When you get up & the first thing you have to tend to is fantasy baseball, sometimes because you want to & all the time because you have to because of my work schedule, something's wrong! Not that I don't enjoy it! However, when you have to be at work most mornings at 8:00 am central time, the thing I really should be doing when I get up at 5:30 or 6:00 is going to the gym, & doing things or what's necessary to get ready for the day ahead. Yes, I know, I could do that anyway & still be involved in fantasy baseball, but not when fantasy baseball becomes the most important part of your day & stays on your mind almost 24-7! It consumed me & became addictive & almost like having another full time job because your managing & running your team every single day! It honestly got in the way of other things I should have been doing that should be way more important.
I usually work from 8 or 9 am to 8 or 9 pm, 4 or 5 days a week massaging people by the hour, back to back! Physically & sometimes mentally draining. I'm talking 7 to 11 people on average daily! Most of the time 9 or 10 1 hour massages a day. It's harder than you might think! If I didn't enjoy it & if I didn't need that job, I would have already been out of it! I have a lot of patients &/or clients who rely on me though on a very regular basis. I almost feel obligated to them almost all the time. I guess that's what happens when your good though. You accept the good with the bad.
I'm kind of going through a lifestyle change right now with certain things in my personal life & health & if they are where they need to be & in order by the time fantasy baseball roles around, I'll be in the league again! However, if things aren't in order & I'm still struggling with certain things & other obligations/priorities, then I won't be in the league. That may sound a little silly & I'm sorry if it does, but that's the bottom line. If I choose not to be in it, I hope no one will think differently of me & it won't be because of what's actually taking place in major league baseball liked I have rant & raved about before. Whether I'm in it or not will be due to personal reasons that would have to fall along the lines of priorities & obligations relating to myself. I hope everyone understands. I just don't know yet.
"Losers always whine about giving their best. Winners get to go home & ---- the prom queen." (Sean Connery)