In this week's edition of Sunday Morning WTF?!, we ponder negative numbers …
Check this out:
Thirteen — of 36! — SLPL teams are playing the playoffs in the black … everyone else has negative numbers.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, SLPL owners, you can't score positive points? What, are you running the bases backwards? I mean, seriously, W?! T?! F?!
With the Indians out of it, so is my head for baseball. So …
Blah, blah, blah … Division Series complete … blah … Alec Puente leads to the Playoffs Standings … blah, blah …. Joe Kelley still leads the Overall Standings … blah … Championship Series to begin … SLPL point values go up again during this round of the playoffs… blah, blah, blah … good luck to those who still have a chance to win some monies.
In this week's edition of Sunday Morning WTF?!, we consider the roster of our current Playoffs standings leader …
Check out the roster that Jack Tripp, owner of Sandyeggo Padres, is sporting this postseason:
That's the roster that has Jack currently sitting in first place in the Playoffs. Yesterday alone he got dongs from Bryce Harper, Anthony Rizzo, George Springer, and Ryan Zimmerman. He even squeezed six Ks out of Robbie Ray. We don't know if this roster is built for the long postseason haul — he'll loses three players if the Nationals go down to the Cubs in the NLDS — but Jack has a decent mix of remaining playoff teams still standing. The amazing thing is that Jack didn't pick up any of these guys at the last minute … he made his last trade in June, which means he's been sitting on these guys since then.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Jack Tripp, how'd you do that? I mean, seriously, W?! T?! F?!
If this were a Sunday, this would be a Sunday Morning Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?! Check this out:
Anyone see Jose Altuve's three dingers yesterday against the Red Sox? Man, the dude really had his swing against Chris Sale, one of those whole-body swings where you just throw every muscle around the moving bat. I bet you wish you had him on your playoff roster … like the prescient Alec Puente, owner of Get with the Programmer, who has taken a nice little 38-point lead in the Playoffs.
After an epic trip to see our nephew, Alternative Stats owner Marcus Rochellle, get married, we have now got things going for the playoffs. Which means, our spreadsheet is all up and running, rosters have been updated with trades, and playoff standings and stats have been populated with actual stats from the Wild Card games. Click here, or "Playoffs Standings" below each blog post, to see everything you need to see related to the playoffs.
By the way, stats for the postseason are recorded manually in this league, so do us a favor and let us know ASAP if we got something wrong. Is your roster not right? Let us know. Did we miss something in a game box score? Let us know.
Also by the way, the final Regular Season standings and stats are still available. Just click on "Regular Season" below each blog post.
Good luck to one and all this postseason!
Anyway, mixed in to all of Joe's dominance are some additional champs who were crowned at the end of yesterday’s action, which marked the official end of the 2017 Regular Season:
- La División Culantro - $175 - Valley Bombers (6), Jeff Burns
- La División de Berros - $175 - Mar-a-Lago Orange Sox (2), Joe Kelly
- La División de Caña de Azúcar - $175 - Dongwhipped (26), Kevin Klinkhamer
- La División de Jamaica - $175 - Scoots Bigelow (17), Scott Allen
- La División de la Calabaza - $175 - I'm Maddon for Another One (23), Kathy Lamkin
- La División de la Cebolla Verde - $175 - Valar Morghulis (30), Jeren Livernois
- Hitting Champ - $200 - Mar-a-Lago Orange Sox (2), Joe Kelly
- Pitching Champ - $200 - The Mighty Trepidators (29), Ray Brennan
- Regular Season Champ** - $825 - Mar-a-Lago Orange Sox (2), Joe Kelly
(By the way, actual money winners will be announced at the end of the playoffs, when the Overall Champ is crowned.)
In Other News
Owners can no longer make any trades for the 2017 season.
More In Other News
The playoffs are about to begin.
More Other News Still
As of 10:30 am Pacific time, we have not processed the trades that were submitted to us. Processing these may prove to be an all-week process since we are traveling and going to weddings and all. We'll get everything sorted out before the playoffs are over, we promise.*
Still More In Other News
Y’all need to know how points are awarded during the Wild Card and Divisional Playoffs. Here’s how:
- Hitters earn 20 points for every home run hit
- Hitters lose 2 points for every K
- Pitchers earn 2 points for every K
- Pitchers lose 10 points for every homer surrendered
*Promises not kept to be blamed on things outside our control, whether or not the things were actually in our control.
Or, rather, my Los Monos de Pepinos say good riddance to a dreadful, dreadful season, but a lot of folks in the league aren’t doing that. Like, for example, the following particular folks, who will be celebrating tonight, after the last pitch of the last game, because they will be crowned champs of the 2017 SLPL Regular Season (assuming no one overtakes them on today’s action):
And then there's the folks who are still within shouting distance of the Overall Standings, the folks who will have made adept trades before the end of the trading deadline tonight to stock their rosters full of playoff players who will gain them playoff points and potentially waylay those adept trades into an Overall Championship. Is one of those folks you? Could be, right? So, get your trades in tonight, before the last pitch of the last game.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Los Monos de Pepinos, why couldn't you be one of the cool teams like that? I mean, seriously, W?! T?! F?!
BTW, if you’re making trades, please use this form.
All of which is to say, we are hitting the road for points west, which means we might be a little slow updating the website and all. Bummer for us 'cause, you know, the whole End of the Regular Season Thing, but what are you going to do?
What we're going to do? We'll try to update things like standings and stats and end-of-season trades and major league announcements like crowning Regular Season Champs and such as quickly as we can, though we may be a little behind. Trust we will catch up soon enough, though, okay?
One big reminder before? All end-of-season trades need to be submitted before the last pitch of the last game of the Regular Season, which includes any tiebreakers to determine Wild Card participants. So, load up your team with playoff players before the last pitch of the last game of the Regular Season, 'k? Use this form to do so.
As has become our want, here's that nice video for you to enjoy until we get back.
Who to pick? Well, players who will be in the playoffs, obviously, preferably ones who you think will score big points for you. Click here for a reminder of how points are scored during each round of the playoffs.
The Regular Season comes to an end next Sunday, which means a whole new season begins, the playoffs. And because we are traveling a whole bunch over the next week — many of us to witness Alternative Stats owner Marcus Rochellle getting hitched — we are a bit freaked about being able to easily bring the season to an end. So, we're asking owners to feel completely and totally free to submit your end-of-season trades earlier rather than later. Beef up your roster with a slew of playoff players now!
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Regular Season, where in the ever-loving hotel did you go? I mean, seriously, W?! T?! F?!
You almost feel more sorry for the woman with the umbrella for inadvertently exposing the sham …
We don't usually have a coda for our WTFs, but this video is just way too good/scary not to add it. Hey, Eddie Murphy guy, get up, brush yourself off, buy a belt, and remember that the show must go on.