Monday, March 8, 2010

Fantasy Baseball? Wait Till Next Year...

I've made the decision not to play in a fantasy baseball league this year. I didn't reach this decision lightly; baseball is the only sport I follow and the fantasy league is a joy for me, mixing strategic gaming with the national pastime. Unfortunately, I've found that the amount of fun of playing FB is directly related to how much time you put into it. Preparing for the draft properly takes time, as does setting your daily lineup and pitching rotation. Not to mention following the real-life pitching match-ups, lineup changes, injuries, trades, rookie call-ups, and so on. If you don't put in the time, you don't get back the payouts, and it also lets the rest of the league down if you're not being competitive.

Why don't I think I'll have enough time this summer to do it justice? Well, for one thing, I've been given a chance to get involved in a Shadowrun campaign (running it, in fact) for the first time in around 15 years. In addition, I've been trying to increase the amount I write, and I sometimes remember that I'm a musician, as well. Also, there's this little matter of becoming a father in a few months...

Speaking of which, we are going to find out if we're having a son or a daughter next Monday. I wrote earlier that the initials are going to be "C.J." regardless; that's because we've decided that if it is a daughter, her name will be "Cara Jade", and if it is a son, his name will be "Colin James".

See you in a week with the answer.


  1. I keep checking back to see if you have written. Love the baby names, and I am looking forward to finding out if I will have a new niece or nephew.

  2. I like the name choices and can understand not wanting to get involved in FB with a baby on the way and all...

    However, my smart ass side says you just didn't wanna take another beating like last year... LOL

  3. I like the names as well. It will be nice to know if the baby is a boy or girl so you can plan accordingly.