About LetsPlay3

Last update: Feb 2018   Back to LetsPlays3

A Brief History

The earliest fantasy baseball fossils I can dig up date back more than 15 years. We started in 2002 with a 6 team league called the Greedo League. I did the stats by hand and ran it from a spreadsheet. For real. (smile) In 2004, we started using Yahoo and the LetsPlay2 fantasy baseball league was born with a larger group of family and friends.

For the young, the uncultured and White Sox fans... "Let's play two" was the rally call to positivity of Ernie Banks, aka Mr. Cub. Each year the winner of LetsPlay2 got possession of the coveted Ernie Banks Cup.

Alas, the LetsPlay2 league died off. (more accurately, it divorced off, smirk) But fortunately, like Daenerys Targaryen, LetsPlay3 rose from the ashes to replace it in 2004. And our league has thrived ever since.

About LP3

LetsPlay3 is physically located in beautiful Naperville, IL. I am happy to report, however, that we have owners scattered around the globe. Hell, we even have a girl playing. (yuk, cooties)

We're a Yahoo league: baseball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/league/letsplay3.

This gibberish is the league's auxiliary website. It has some league history and extra stats that I generate during the season. Mostly I do this website because it's fun: www.williamt.com/fantasy/baseball

I'm the league commissioner... williamt@williamt.com and @williamt777

About this site

These pages are fun to do, and I usually learn a few things along the way. Here are some of the tools I used to patch these pages together:

  • Bootstrap - I thought it was a framework, but Bootstrap now calls itself a "front-end component library". (shrug) As a graphic design-impaired nerd, I call it fantastic. getbootstrap.com
  • Espresso - This web page editor for the Mac is so good, I paid for it. (gasp!) It looks like they have a new URL, too. espressoapp.com
  • Google fonts - are awesome. And free. fonts.google.com
  • Subtle Patterns - has really nice background images. www.toptal.com/designers/subtlepatterns
  • FileZilla - I've used FileZilla for ftp upload/download for years. Very nice! filezilla-project.org

That's a wrap

Bottom line: LetsPlay3 is awesome. We have been rolling with 14 teams for a while now. If you want to play, email me.

let's play three... yow, bill