LetsPlay2 2005 -
at the All-Star break, so
here's some a-little-more-than-halfway-there stats and chitchat.
The LP2 All-Star team is
selected based on the Yahoo rankings
as of July 11, 2005. So, the 2005 LP2 All-Star team...
||J Varitek (bos)
||D Lee (cub)
||B Roberts (bal)
||M Tejada (bal)
||B Abreu (phi)
||C Lee (mil)
||A Pujols (stl)
||C Carpenter (stl)
||C Cordero (was)
||M Rivera (nyy)
||R Halladay (tor)
(players ranked in the top
- M Teixeira
(tex), #5, Cameltoe
- D Ortiz (bos),
- M Ensberg (hou),
- D Willis (fla),
- R Oswalt (hou),
- A Jones (atl),
- G Sheffield
(nyy), #19, Pelican
- A Soriano (tex),
Some mildly interesting
prattling about this year's All-Stars:
- 3 All-Stars were not
even drafted before the season began:
C Cordero, M Ensberg, and D Willis.
- 2 All-Stars were
actually traded: B Roberts and D Willis.
The All-Stars were traded away by the same team, the Naperville
MagicCups, for some "magic" beans and tickets to this year's Cub
- 2 All-Stars was
actually released: C Lee and M Rivera.
These All-Stars were released by the same team, the Coocheyville
CamelToe. Look for the Cup and Toe owners, Bill and Denise, in the
upcoming reality show, "No, I'M dumber than YOU"
- Yeah that's right, the
best catcher in the league is ranked
- The Whiteshark lead
the league with 4 starting All-Stars,
and Sharky Ange sports the first half MVP, the improbable D Lee. The
Pope leads with 5 All-Stars when counting reserves.
All-Star Roy Halladay is now on the
disabled list after being hit by a line drive. This is the 2nd Pope
starter (M Prior) to suffer this fate in the first half.
best pitcher in the land, C Carpenter, was
selected in round 16 of the draft. Yikes!
Halfway Theme... Parity
are the current standings after
Current BPR rankings are:
- Whiteshark, 37
- Pope, 28
- Cameltoe, 26
- Golem, 21
- Storm, 20
- Pelican, 19
- Magiccup, 17
- Gspot, 13
- Magiccup, 33
- Pope, 32
- Pelican, 24
- Gspot, 23
- Storm, 21
- Golem, 20
- Whiteshark, 17
- Cameltoe, 11
- Pope, 55
- Whiteshark, 49
- Magiccup, 45
- Pelican, 38
- Golem, 36
- Storm, 36
- Cameltoe, 32
- Gspot, 31
I know I shouldn't do this, but what the heck. Looking ahead, for the
playoffs, I like:
- If you go back to last
year's break, 44 games separated
from last. This year it's only 17 1/2 games, so each and every team has
hope. In fact, the last place Gspots are a scant 9 games out of the
- The Whiteshark
dominate hitting, leading in all 4 bopping
categories (not counting sissy SB's).
- The Pope are the only
truly balanced team in the league...
2nd in hitting, 2nd in pitching. Odd... the Pope always seemed so
unbalanced to me.
- The hottest team in
the league right now is der Golem. He's
on a 4 game jag with a record of 27-13 over that span. The Pope had a 5
game stream snapped by the Tow in week 14.
And Sharky, don't get mad at me. By not picking you, you're virtually
guaranteed a playoff spot. I will, however, eat my hat if Derreck Lee
is the MVP at season's end.
- The Pope (balanced,
aided by higher power),
- Der Golem (Red Sock
power, a healthy Vlad),
- The Toe (Texas Ranger
power, evil), and
- The Cup (blind hope,
Enough crap already.
Shit, you can throw these first 14 weeks
out the window. It doesn't matter. The only thing of consequence in the
first half was the best dang sequence of posts on the message board
ever, including Angeero's misspellings and the Pope speaking in
tongues. I humbly present the classic:
Angeero and The
Ah, you know what I ment.
cup win... yow, bill