The Curse of The Bandits…

"Gracias for the DROP DBO!"

"Gracias for the DROP DBO!"

Every year me and a few buddies always set up our Fantasy Baseball league.  It is known as Yorktown Fantasy Legends.  I guess we are legends in our own minds, but legends none the less.  It seems that every single year my team, on paper, should roll over everyone else’s and make me happy.  It is never the case.  Currently I sit tied for third, which isn’t bad, but I have no shot to catch the guy at the top.  I always end up puttering around somewhere in the middle and I could never put my finger on why until now.  My teams are cursed.  Every year I have this group of star players who either a) don’t play to their normal standards b) get injured or c) somehow fall off the face of the earth.  In the past I’ve had Ben Sheets coming off 264 k’s and a 0.98 WHIP to throw only 155 innings the next season.  In 2005 I drafted Justin Morneau, who hit .239 with 22 homers.  You know what he did the next year?  Yeah, .321 34 and 130 sounds about right.  It’s very frustrating.  So who did I ruin this year?  Well, let’s start with my first two picks Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran.  Omar Minaya, even though you are the worst GM in baseball right now, I guess you could partially blame your crappy season on me.  I drafted your two All-Stars and my curse got them both.  Reyes is most likely out for the year with a torn hamstring and Beltran, well he’s on his way as well with a bone bruise in his knee.  If I am lucky, he might play for a week in September.  Awful, awful, awful.  And what about Big Papi, David Ortiz?  Yeah, well I drafted him as well, not even hoping for the Papi of the past, but for a modest 25 homers and 85 RBI’s.  Well after hovering around .220 with steroid allegations I dropped him.  I guess he falls under category ‘C’ , because he certainly fell off the face of the earth.  Here’s the funny part though.  Since I dropped Ortiz less than a week ago, he’s had 2 homers, a double and 4 RBI’s.  I guess the curse is slowly lifting off him as well.  Maybe I should pick him back up so the Red Sox miss out on the playoffs.  Anyway, as you can see, another Fantasy year is almost finished and once again I find myself stuck in the middle.  But as they say, there’s always next year.

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