Marshall, Lassiter make their pro debuts

Game 126: October baseball in August
Hope or delaying the inevitable

How many people would be interested in joining a RAB Fantasy Football League? I’d like to get a deep league, like 16-20 teams so it’s nice and challenging. I’m thinking Sunday August 31st for the draft, figure same time as the Yankee game (1pm) so we can BS and watch the game as we pick. Let me know if you’d be interested (only if your serious, please), and I’ll set it up. If there’s enough interest, I’ll post an official “sign up” thread later this week.

Triple-A Scranton (7-2 loss to Rochester)
Justin Christian: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 K, 1 CS
Melky & Shelley: both 2 for 4 – Melk scored a run … Shelley drove one in & K’ed
Juan Miranda, Eric Duncan, Ben Broussard & Chris Basak: all 0 for 4 – Miranda K’ed once … Broussard & E-Dunc each K’ed twice
Chris Stewart: 2 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Bernie Castro: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
IPK: 5 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, 2-4 GB/FB – 67 of 101 pitches were strikes (66.3%) … remember, he’s there to work on his two-seamer & curveball, which Chad Jennings says were just missing
Scott Patterson: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K – 11 of 15 pitches were strikes (73.3%)
Phil Coke: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3-1 GB/FB – 13 of 18 pitches were strikes (72.2%)
Scott Strickland: 1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Double-A Trenton (6-1 in over Harrisburg)
Reegie Corona, Colin Curtis, Edwar Gonzalez & Kevin Russo: all 2 for 4 – Corona doubled, stoled a base, drove in a run & scored 2 runs … Curtis scored a run … Edwar scored a run & K’ed twice … Russo doubled & scored a run
Frankie Cervello & Walt Ibarra: both 1 for 4 – Cervelli drew a walk … Ibarra drove in a run & K’ed
Austin Jackson: 0 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 SB, 1 CS
Chris Malec: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
PJ Pilittere: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Eric Hacker: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 7-4 GB/FB – picked a runner off first … I have to admit, I didn’t see this coming at all
Wilkins Arias: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Oneli Perez: 2 IP, zeroes, 5 K – damn yo

High-A Tampa (2-1 win over Dunedin)
Luis Nunez: 1 for 4, 1 K
Eduardo Nunez & Kevin Smith: both 0 for 4 – Nunez drove in a run & stole a base … Smith K’ed
Josh Kreuzer & Mitch Hilligoss: both 0 for 2 – Kreuzer drew a pair of walks & K’ed … Hilligoss walked & scored a run
Seth Fortenberry: 0 for 3, 2 K
Kyle Anson, Tommy Baldridge (33) & Tim Battle: all 1 for 3 – Anson scored a run & K’ed twice … Battle doubled & did something he’s done 112 other times this season, he struck out
Chris Garcia: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 2 HB, 2-10 GB/FB – that’s it, finish strong and come out of the gate like a madman next year
Grant Duff: 1 IP, zeroes, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB
Eric Wordekemper: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Josh Schmidt: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Low-A Charleston (10-8 win over Columbus)
Austin Krum: 1 for 5, 1 R, 1 K
Bradley Suttle, Carmen Angelini & Prilys Cuello: all 2 for 4, 1 R – Suttle drew a walk … Angelini doubled & committed a fielding error … Cuello K’ed twice
Jesus Montero: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI – he’s got a shot at 20 homers & 60 XBH … un-frickin-real
Austin Romine: 3 for 4, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB – 15 for his last 32 (.469) with 4 doubles & a homer
Brandon Laird: 1 for 2, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 1 E (fielding) – 7 of his 19 homers have come in August
Justin Snyder: 0 for 4
Abe Almonte: 0 for 3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Noel Castillo: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 WP, 4-4 GB/FB
Craig Heyer: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 WP
Jon Ortiz: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K – 81 K in 57.2 IP

Short Season Staten Island is off until tomorrow for the All-Star break.

Rookie GCL Yanks
Game 1
(9-3 loss to GCL Tigers in 7 innings) makeup of yesterday’s rainout
Emerson Landoni: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 K
Corban Joseph (4): 0 for 3, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
Jimmy Paredes, Neall French & Alvaro Ramirez: all 1 for 3 – Parades scored a run … French drove one in
Zoilo Almonte, Chase Weems & Chris Smith (5): all 0 for 2 – Almonte drove in a run & K’ed twice … Chase Weems mysteriously left the game after flying out in the 5th … Smith was hit by a pitch, scored a run & K’ed
Roy Gomez: 0 for 1, 1 BB, 2 E (both fielding)
Brett Marshall (6): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1-1 GB/FB – $850,000 bonus baby makes his debut
Rich Martinez: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Mikey O’Brien (9): 3.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HB, 3-5 GB/FB – easily the worst outing of his young career
Clint Preisendorfer (42): 1.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 2-1 GB/FB
Game 2 (4-2 win over GCL Tigers in 7 innings)
Corban Joseph (4), Mitch Delaney (21), Chad Gross (28) & Alvaro Ramirez: all 0 for 3 – CoJoe & Delaney each drew a walk … Gross K’ed twice
Kyle Higashioka (7): 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 HBP – you gotta love only 4 K in 32 at-bats
Jimmy Paredes: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI
Zoilo Almonte: 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K – threw a runner out at third from RF
Garrison Lassiter (27): 3 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 SB – I’d call that a smashing success of a debut
Spencer Lucian (31): 0 for 2, 1 R, 1 BB
Matt Richardson (15): 4 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 5-1 GB/FB
Nik Turley (50): 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 0-3 GB/FB – I wonder if he’s related to Kyle …
Ryan Flannery (47): 0.1 IP, zeroes

Game 126: October baseball in August
Hope or delaying the inevitable
  • Manimal

    I was thinking about emailing you guys about fantasy football, Count me in. Yahoo? Foxsports? what will it be?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Yahoo I figure. Head-to-head, 3 weeks of playoffs, nothing too fancy.

      • Manimal

        sounds good if you need help just let me know Ive handled yahoo fantasy sports for a while.

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

          count me in count me in count me in count me in count me in count me in count me in count me in count me in count me in count me in count me in count me in count me in count me in count me in count me in count me in count me in

          I’m down.

          • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

            btw, in case you didn’t get that, I’ll play. I’m in. I’m like the opposite of New Edition, circa 1985: You don’t have to “Count Me Out”, you can count me in, because I will, in fact, play. Because I’m in. You can count on it. On me playing, that is. I’d go as far as to say that you can count me in.

      • David F.

        I’m in. Please email me the invite when you set up the league.

  • pat

    word me too

    • GRGOYLDEF2

      definitely interested

  • Manimal

    To be on topic, whats the likeliness that phil coke will see the Majors some time in September?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      I don’t think so, they’re already limiting hims innings rather severely, plus they don’t have much room on the 40-man.

  • Manimal

    Did christian slip or did he really get thrown out?

  • pat

    garcia usually a flyball pitcher?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Yep, most power pitchers are.

      • pat

        hm didnt know that thanks for droppin knowledge

  • pat

    is it evident me and manimal just kept clicking refresh until u posted this?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Heh. The start of Charleston’s game was delayed a little bit by rain, so tonight DotF went up later than usual.

    • Manimal

      ha I just checked my rss feed and found it was posted, wasn’t really waiting for it.

      • pat

        WEll sorry manimal some of us are old fashined and dont know how to work a confangled rss feed

        • Manimal

          firefox makes it nice and easy lol

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

          RSS, you say! Hogwash and balderdash!

          Why, back in my day, we were pleased as punch to purview the ol’ morning broadsheets to see how Wee Willie Keeler and Mordecai “Three-Finger” Brown had fared against the Chicago Americans at the ball-park the noon before! The Chicagoans squad was the bees’ knees, you see, good, clean-living bootstrappers who were as strong as Babe the Blue Ox, as fleet as the Lusitainia, and who never drank harder than a sarsaparilla! And, by gum, those boys were good to their mothers, to boot!

          So you and Henry Ford can keep your RSS! I say, as sure as there’ll never be a square deal in Red China, there’ll never be a better source than good ol’ Hearst and his yellow rags!

  • Mike R

    I am definitely interested in a fantasy football league. Count me in.

  • A.D.

    I’d be down for fantasy football

    be nice if Garcia is healthy & if hacker can take this to AAA next year

  • Marc

    I’d be game with the fantasy league, but I will be at the Yankees game on the 31st. (Sittin with the bleacher creatures of course!)

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      What about that Saturday instead? I’d like to get as many people on hand for the draft as possible.

      • Marc

        I’ll be at Saturdays game too. I’ve got tickets for Tuesday through Sundays home games. One last hoorah in the house that ruth built!

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

        Sunday. Sunday’s are always the best days for fantasy drafts. Saturdays get too busy with assorted shit to do… Late Sunday afternoon, everybody’s headed back to the house to relax.

  • Brandon

    Higashioka doesn’t look overmatched at all. Garcia needs to stay healthy dammit, Laird will be a beast next season if he works on his patience at the plate, Jesus needs to move to 1B it’s not a knock against him but Higashioka, Cervelli, PJ and Romine look prime to have a strangle hold on that position.

    Cisco can IMO be the back up as early as next season.

  • A.D.

    3HR and 7 RBI from the A ball catcher dream team

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      It’s awesome, ain’t it?

  • A.D.

    So if Lassiter went to college would he have potentially turned into Gordan Beckham?

    • pat

      only without the helmet head

      • ribizzler

        that hair don’t is called the “‘Bama Bangs.’ Muy terrible.

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

          Hair don’t… heh heh.

    • JohnnyC

      Oppenheimer, in comparing him to Angelini, says Lassiter has more of the “hit tool.” So, yeah, the offensive ceiling for him is very high.

  • Manimal

    Mike, I suggest you have people email you to enter the league, it might get hard to track in the comments.

    • Manimal

      and then send emails back with the league ID and password.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Yeah I know, that’s the plan.

  • Rafi

    I’d be interested in a fantasy football league(especially a deep 20-ish team one). That Sunday works better than Saturday for me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Yeah, count me in on the fantasy football.

    Also, can anyone explain why Jesus Montero is batting ahead of Austin Romine? I know lineups and all don’t matter much in the lower levels of the Minor Leagues, but why wouldn’t Montero being batting cleanup, protecting Romine?

    • Brandon

      usually the minors are used to see what the player can do on his own. A guy like Jesus needs to build up his own patience and clutch hitting, it will only make him a protector for a player down the line in his career.

  • A.D.

    Turley was a 50th round pick, not 5

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Yeah I know, missed the 0, my bad. Fixed now.

  • joe

    FF-im in… hopefully through yahoo?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Yessir, Yahoo it is.

  • A.D.

    Jon Ortiz is having a hell of a season

  • LC

    I’d be interested in a league. Also, is Hacker the real deal? He’s put up great numbers all year. What does he throw?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      He’s had some injury trouble the past few years, so it’s been tough to get a read on him. Stardard issue fastball, curve and changeup, nothing all that special. Very good command though, which helps everything play up.

      • TurnTwo

        so perfect trade bait if he continues to put up some good numbers, you think?

        • JohnnyC

          Hard to believe given the state of the system just a few years ago but we have a surplus of C+/B- arms that we should definitely start to leverage in trades for young position players with untapped potential. Best case scenario would be a Carlos Quentin-type. Especially if we sign someone like CC. Too bad we don’t have the built-in media hype machine that the Red Sox seem to enjoy exploiting whenever they make deals.

          • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

            In a related story, my sources tell me it was actually future ten-time Cy Young winner Michael Bowden who flew into Gori on a top-secret UN plane to personally broker the cease-fire in the Georgia-Russia conflict, right after he finished his latest coaching session with his young sprint protege, Usain Bolt.

            For Diamond Cutters, I’m Peter Gammons, ESPN.

  • Rafi

    What’s the deal with Oneli Perez? He’s in his third organization of the year? Is he just an org. guy, or can he be a major league reliever? What’s he throw?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Org arm, they claimed him off waivers a few months back. Nothing special, unless you count the extra finger he has on each hand.

      • Andy in Slightly Flooded Daytona

        He has been pitching pretty good lately.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.
    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Ha ha… it’s funny ’cause it’s true.

  • r.w.g.

    Charleston = the real future

    • pat

      TRUE

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Sox demoted Buchholz … to Double-A. Oof.

    • Rafi

      Is there a link, or just common sense?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      I’m usually not “happy” over horrible player performances, but with the amount of dicksuck the Red Sox got for having Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, and Justin Masterson in their rotation, I am fucking happy this happened.

      • Lanny

        And Lester is an ace. And Masterson is a legit arm out of their pen and probably their rotation next year.

        And Bucholz is still a top notch prospect unlike Kennedy.

        And Dice K and Beckett are under 30.

        We have a lot of catching up to do.

        • Geno

          Joba is an ace. Why wouldn’t Kennedy be a legit prospect? I’d certainly take IPK for my rotation over Masterson. And I’d take Hughes over Bucholtz any day.

          Frankly, I’d rather have Wang than Matsuzaka.

          So, they’ve got Beckett on us, which should be rectified in the off-season (CC!).

          You were saying something about catching up? If anything, we need bumps in offensive production from a few typical production spots -1B and RF being the 2 that stick out in my mind. A few free agent signings (Burrell, I’m looking at you), and we’re much better off in ’09.

          • Kay Sturns

            well we are always going to be arguably better than Boston on paper, but that doesn’t really mean much if they aren’t going to play to their baseball cards + injuries

            • Geno

              Actually, I wouldn’t argue that this year’s team is better than Boston’s. I do think that we have a brighter future lined up though. I just didn’t agree with the comment I responded to. I can’t stand all this whining about how Boston’s light years ahead of the Yankees in pitching development. It’s just not true, and it’s a little defeatist.

    • AlexWest

      Damn, I was looking forward to him starting against the yankees next week!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Is it safe to say that Saber Scouting is kaput? By this time next week it will be a full calendar month since the last update. It’s a shame if it is true, I really loved their site.

  • Chris G.

    Mike, what’s the deal with Turley? They threw him out there for that one bad start. Was that because they were short handed with all of the double headers or just an experiment? He’s probably nothing special, but I have a soft spot in my heart for southpaws and I was just wondering if you knew anything about him.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      I don’t know much about him at all, but they wouldn’t have given him a $125,000 bonus as the third to last pick in the entire draft if there wasn’t something to like.

      • Arizona Steve

        A 6′ 7″ lefty in the system is certainly someone to keep an eye on.

  • Stephen

    Jim Callis of BA and ESPN.com chats said Zach Mcallister’s upside is a number 3 starter. Do ya’ll agree with that? What’s his stuff like?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Yes, high probability #3 starter. As for his stuff, go here:

      http://riveraveblues.com/2007/11/12/prospect-profile-zach-mcallister-1408/

    • Sal

      Stephen that was actually my question (Sal from Connecticut). I tried to get him to answer why on the hot sheet a couple of weeks they called McAllister’s season “pedestrian” but he would not answer it so on lightning round I asked him that. Before Klaw and Callis said that in their recent chats I know me and Mike both agreed that he can be a 3. Totally agree. He’s got some heavy stuff. I see him as Wang with a better capability to strike people out. A total workhorse.

  • Sal

    Mike A. De Leon continues to rake in the DSL along with Sosa. Think they get to play in full season ball in the states next season at Charleston or will they play short season for the GCL? Also Sosa hasn’t played in past two games. Just rest? Promotion? Injury? Can’t find any news on it yet.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      DeLeon has the best chance of going to a full season league, everyone else will probably go the Ext. ST then Short Season route. Don’t know if Sosa’s hurt, sorry.

      • Andy in Slightly Flooded Daytona

        Sosa was grounded by his parents for not taking out the garbage.

  • parms

    id be down for fantasy football, defensive teams or players?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      I’m thinking teams. What does everyone else think?

      • parms

        im indifferent, teams sounds good and esp with a big league, draft could be painfully long with players

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          Tru dat, teams it is.

          • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

            Teams.

  • Reggie C.

    Hardball Times has been turning out some stellar stuff as of late. Or it could be that they’ve always turned out the really cool indepth analyses with video caps. There stuff on Gerrit Cole had me salivating , and later it served as the source of my disappointment. I think there’s new stuff up on Joba chamberlain.

    If Montero isn’t top 3 on BA’s Sally League top prospects list which should be coming out next month … something is wrong !!

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Jason Heyward and Madison Bumgarner should be the #1 & 2 prospects in the Sally League, so it might be tough for Montero to grab that last top 3 spot. Top 5 seems like a lock though.

      • r.w.g.

        the 3rd spot would be Stanton’s for sure, I would think.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          Montero > Stanton, although all those homers are flashy.

          • r.w.g.

            Jose is such a complete hitter. I’m way more impressed by the .320 average than the homers.

            I know we all say batting average doesn’t mean as much as it used to.. but when you’re getting up in the .320s it kind of does.

            • r.w.g.

              Jesus* not Jose

              i’m reading a spain basketball recap and getting all mixed up with calderon

  • bill

    Montero and Laird are beasts. Laird should be a top 20 prospect for the Yanks. does anyone know how hard my man Kennedy was throwing?

    • r.w.g.

      Only thing keeping Laird out of the top 20 is his barely-over-.300 OBP. His raw power is just stupid.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        My only issue with Laird is that he’s very one-dimensional. If he goes into a slump with the bat, he’s useless. That said, the bat is truly special.

        • r.w.g.

          It’s a big issue. He really went cold there for a while.. a couple times. But he’s so young it’s tough to tell if he’s a total hot/cold hitter or he’s just working it out. And when he gets hot.. I mean, everything he hits is going for extra bases. Singles are not in this kid’s repertoire.

          Defensively I know he played 3B in JC, I guess he’s been playing mostly 1B for Charleston? Athletic enough to play LF?

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

            I doubt it, but why not try? That’s what the minors are for.

        • bill

          But that means he’s a prospect – he still has things to work on. I think he should be top 15 regardless of his low BA (.260 aint terrible for a power hitter) and low OBP. If he ever puts it together he can be SCARY good. Mike A. – Can you see Montero in AA late next year if he destroys High A?

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

            I think so. It’s best not to mess with guys in their first season as a pro, especially when they’re that young. But next year, if he’s crushing High-A, why not move him up in August?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

          In the neighborhood of Billy Butler special?

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

            Oh lord no. Laird’s a good hitter, but not THAT good. Butler has a chance to win the Triple Crown in his prime, he’s the complete package as a hitter.

            Butler’s career MiL line: .336-.416-.561

            Yikes.

            • r.w.g.

              They got some hitters over there in KC, that’s for sure.

            • bill

              Wow. I didnt know Billy could rake like that. Who had more power at this stage of their careers, Laird or Butler?

    • cult of basebaal

      probably as hard as he usually does, 88-92.

      • bill

        Ive never seen Kennedy throw 92. 91 is the highest.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      “does anyone know how hard my man Kennedy was throwing?”
      Hey bill:

      Intelligence > Command > Stuff/Movement > Mechanics > Velocity

  • Lancer

    Holy Shit!! This Montero/Romine Duo is awesome!

    There’s only one word that needs to be said about Montero: JESUS!!

  • barry

    Fantasy Football sounds good.

  • daneptizl

    Yea, I’m in too.

  • DP

    I’d be down for FFB.. Yikes when I left America the Yankees were about to start a series in LA. Remind me never to leave again. Anyway, yeah I’d be in (not sure if I’m too late).

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      I know exactly what you mean (a week on a cruise ship with no YES or ESPN.)

  • Andy in The Eye of Fay In Daytona

    Anyone interested in the Fantasy Womens 20k Race Walk League? It’s on the Universal HD channel right now. Exciting!

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      I want to join an Umpire Fantasy League. Ejections, balks, and check swing strikes are the categories.

      • Rafi

        I know that you were joking(you were, right?), but that sounds like a great idea. Do you follow the BBTN Umpire Fantasy League?

      • bill

        Who u drafting first, Angel Hernandez or Joe West? I’ll go with Hernandez anyday.

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

          Can I draft Eric Gregg posthumously?

    • pat

      andy my brother is at fit in melbourne and says theres like 2 feet of water in some places how u holdin up?

      • Andy in The Eye of Fay In Daytona

        They have had it bad in Melbourne. Not too bad here. Probably 5 or 6 inches of rain so far, probably get the same tomorrow. Right now Daytona is getting a reprieve being in the eye. But the wind isn’t too bad, the power is on, the cable is working life could be worse.

        • pat

          a loss today would have made life worse

  • kunaldo

    I’m down for Fantasy football if theres still room

  • Jack

    If there’s still room, I wouldn’t mind joining. I would also like to take this opportunity to call dibs on the name “Victorious Secret.”

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      More possible names:

      Hacky McHeadfirstslide
      Ras and the Fatman
      The Xavier Institute
      The Alan Horne Project
      Joba’s Kessel Run
      The Curious Case of Chris Britton
      Meacham and Eggs
      Brackman Schmackman
      Morgan Ensberg, #12 In Our Programs, #21 In our Hearts and Minds
      C. Montgomery Girardi
      David Faustino’s Pathetic Beard
      The Varitekian Denouement
      Diamond Cutters

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

        Brin and Gerrit

        • Andy in The Eye of Fay In Daytona

          2 Black Fists Up!

          • Jack

            I forgot to mention this earlier, but the Victorious Secret play their home games at the Abusement Park. Just thought you’d like to know.

  • Lanny

    Would have been nice to see a Cole debut thread.

    • paul albany

      true about cole ,but lassiter’s debut was eye opening 3
      for 4 with sb

  • dan

    I’d do fantasy football…. assuming I could make the draft (incoming frosh, idk my schedule day to day)

  • Joey

    Definitly interested in FF as long as its not on ESPN. NFL.com or Yahoo preferably

  • Captain Wiley

    I’ll do Fantasy Football if there’s still room.

  • JohnC

    Lanny:

    Maybe in 3 years you will. Never know.

  • Alex K.

    I am definitely interested in a fantasy football league.

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    Count me in for fantasy football!

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    Nice Family Guy reference there

  • jake

    im interested in fantasy football