Yes, I wasn’t too pleased at the time.
The guy I supposedly ripped into is still there in the league, which I’m glad about, because he’s competitive and always participates. At the time it just didn’t make sense to me that he was talking about someone else’s participation level when he was guilty of something very similar – except to my mind it was even worse and less defensible. He was competing for a money spot but hadn’t made the effort in to pitch all his innings.
Had he pitched his full 1500 innings, instead of the 1336 he did pitch, he was absolutely in contention for 2nd place and $200. If he had scored 4.75 points per inning in those innings, he would have passed the second place team. Man, I would never leave innings on the table. If I were in 12th place I’d be scratching for 11th until Sept 30th.
The other circumstance, and what didn’t get said at the time, is that the second place team was owned by his friend. Those two guys are both from a foreign country-- they are friends who pretty much joined the league together; they draft together in the same room. I really like them both, it’s just that it seemed a little off that the fellow didn’t try to beat the other guy out.
I don’t think those guys would collude. They both seem to love the game too much to do that. I didn’t even want to mention collusion and just left it the way it was.
I’ve never been in a league that didn’t have at least one team that didn’t fully participate. I’ve been in several leagues, keeper and dynasty leagues, where there were several teams that threw in the towel. It’s just one of those facts of life. I’ve actually tried to be less of a hard-ass about it. The guys who stopped participating had paid their $50 ante and I figured I’d let them play out the string.
We’ve got a great league in Good Sir Timmy. I trounced them all in 2016 and then the wheeler-dealer Yaz Cats beat us this year. I’ve played against half the guys in the league for years and it’s always been great fun. So anybody who thinks to join up should fear not. We just want you to play the game to win.
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