The sixth – and hopefully final – RAB Fantasy Baseball League

The "leader" of the fifth starter competition
2010 Season Preview: Burnett and Sabathia could be even better in '10

We’ve got one more league going, so in case you missed out on the first five, here’s (yet another) chance to get in on the action. This is just an early warning post, the sign up info will posted at 3pm ET today. Don’t miss it, so set your alarm or mark your calendar or do whatever else you need to do.

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The "leader" of the fifth starter competition
2010 Season Preview: Burnett and Sabathia could be even better in '10
  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    I was thinking the other day, perhaps to avoid any cease and desist orders from the English Premier League, we should name the tiers of the RAB 120™ something other than the initial names I threw out. Something more Yankee-centric.

    So, how about this:

    Tier 1: The RAB Ruth League
    Tier 2: The RAB Mantle League
    Tier 3: The RAB Gehrig League
    Tier 4: The RAB DiMaggio League
    Tier 5: The RAB Jeter League
    Tier 6: The RAB Berra League

    Six tiers, named after the six highest career WAR leaders in Yankee history (counting only their time in pinstripes).

    Do you like that, or should we stick with the original name format?

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      I kinda liked the original format, but I’m totally cool with this too. If we’re going to go with Yankee numbers, maybe we should just go with players who wore those numbers? Like:

      Tier 1: RAB Billy Martin League
      Tier 2: RAB Derek Jeter League (or Bobby Murcer League if we don’t want to use current players)
      Tier 3: RAB Bambino League
      Tier 4: RAB Iron Horse League
      Tier 5: RAB Clipper League
      Tier 6: RAB Nose-Picker League

      Or we could use more obscure players, like:

      Tier 1: RAB Snuffy Stirnweiss League
      Tier 2: RAB Wayne Tolleson League
      Tier 3: RAB Cliff Mapes League
      Tier 4: RAB Iron Horse League (not much we can do with this one)
      Tier 5: RAB Nolen Richardson League
      Tier 6: RAB Steve Sax League

      I don’t know, just some ideas.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        I like the Career WAR leaderboard. RAB loves advanced metrics; tying our naming format to WAR would be a nice touch, IMO.

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Either way, no matter how you assign the names, I still prefer the old format. But really, I couldn’t care less. Name away.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

            Perhaps we’ll put it to a vote amongst the final 120 owners.

            • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

              Haha, no… That would be awful. Just run with it.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

                Okay, then, let’s decide amongst the two of us, by fiat.

                Email me.

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        Shouldn’t the leagues be named after managers?

        • Andy in Sunny Daytona

          Joe McCarthy (7) more overall wins
          Casey Stegel (7)
          Miller Huggins (3) Died early, would have been #1
          Joe Torre (4)
          Ralph Houk (2)
          Billy Martin (1) or Girardi (1)

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        Also, Billy Martin should NEVER be higher than Babe Ruth. Ever.

    • Jack

      Tier 1: The RAB Dylan League
      Tier 2: The RAB Dylan League
      Tier 3: The RAB Dylan League
      Tier 4: The RAB Dylan League
      Tier 5: The RAB Dylan League
      Tier 6: The RAB Dylan League

      Because we spit hot fire.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        I like this.

        I was also thinking about:

        Tier 1: The RAB Bernie “Feared” Williams League
        Tier 3: The RAB Hensley “Bam Bam” Meulens League
        Tier 2: The RAB Gerald “Ice” Williams League
        Tier 4: The RAB Andy “Stanky” Stankiewicz League
        Tier 5: The RAB Raul “Fatty” Mondesi League
        Tier 6: The RAB Hideki “Fat Pussy Toad” Irabu League

  • A.D.

    and hopefully final

    Wouldn’t be surprised if there is a laundry list of posters saying how they missed out because of work, class, firewalls & the like.

    • Rose

      See below.

      I’ve been posting that after every single one of these…

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        You know, the fifth one was intentionally done at 10pm EST with you in mind. How you missed that one is beyond me.

        • BklynJT

          10-11pm is reserved for sexy time.

          • Tom Zig
          • Dan

            Ha! It’s usually sexy time for me too, I had set an alarm on my phone for 9:50 that day and warned the lady in advance “I need to be in front of the computer by 10 tonight so make it quick!”

  • Rose

    If you can’t put these out after regular work schedule time, can you at least save a spot for me in one of them? I haven’t been able to join any of these because my work blocks fantasy sports so it’s basically impossible for me to ever join :/

    • A.D.

      have a non blocked friend sign you up?

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

    Finally. I will not be denied.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Some poor soul out there just read that and had a terrifying flashback/deja vu episode of repressed memories, a solitary tear rolling down her trembling cheek.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        It places the lotion in the basket.

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Dude, I’ve gotta say… The picture JMK has so dutifully painted for us over these last few months is creepier than that guy. I watched that movie recently and Buffalo Bill didn’t creep me out nearly as much as JMK’s comment ouevre does. Good grief.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

        I’m sitting at home right now wearing a pair of panties as a necklace.

        What were you saying?

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Ha… It’s like an art-form. Every time it seems you couldn’t really keep saying disturbing things, you come through. Your disturbing comment clutchitude meter reading is positively Jeterian.

  • Manny the uncanny

    I wil win this 6th league; remember this post.

  • Jim S

    This is how desperately I wanted in to the madness that will be RAB Fantasy; I left work, using a bs excuse, for 30 minutes to find a local library(libraries apparently still exist! who knew?) to use their internet.

    Rose: you gotta want it.