Oh, hey! Let's take a look at a microcosm of every mediocre American white man ever:
Um, well, folks. This is all a bit of an overreaction since it is freakin' impossible for Mr. Met to flip off fans since, well, hello, Mr. Met only has four fricken' fingers. (A favorite podcast covers the case well here starting at the 25:25 mark.)
- Bumgarner, Madison 60-DL
- Syndergaard, Noah 60-DL
- Trout, Mike 10-DL
- Salazar, Danny 10-DL
- Freeman, Freddie 10-DL
- Cespedes, Yoenis 10-DL
- Chapman, Aroldis 10-DL
On Friday night Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning died, which means, Yay!, we will have a HOF Champ this season! LetsPlayCatch owner Weston Livernois and Farmer, Greene, and Romine owner Vince Livernois each scored 100 points while Get with the Programmer owner Alec Puente grabbed 75 points.
Here's a reminder of how points are awarded for the HOF Death Pool: Here's how points are awarded:
Points are earned by subtracting the reported age of the dirt-napper at the time of his death (rounded down to the most-recent birthday) from 100 and multiplying the result by 5. So: An 80-year-old would get 100-80=20*5=100 points. A 40-year-old would get 100-40=60*5=300 points.
In this instance, Bunning, aged 85, earned 100-85=15*5=75 points.
And here's how the Magic Number came into play to get Vince and Weston an extra 25 points:
For the HOF Death Pool, the team with the Magic Number closest to the Date-of-Death (DoD) will get an extra 25 points. … Note: More than one team can be awarded the extra points if their Magic Numbers are equidistant to the DoD. So, if Bob dies on the 15th and one team has 14 and another has 16, both teams will get the 25 extra points.
In this instance, Bunning died on the 26th; Vince has a Magic Number of 25 and Weston has 27.
And with that, Whiskey Tango Everloving Foxtrot, 2016 season, you couldn't give us at least one choice Hall of Fame death so that we could award a champ last season? I mean, seriously, W?! T?! F?!
As a side note: As bleeding heart liberals, we totally understand where I'm Too Old for this Sh*t co-owner Sue Klinkhamer is coming from in this Facebook exchange:
"Hey, look," he says, "maybe I wasn't able to keep the girl, but for my efforts at least I got a nifty pair of new sunglasses. These will go great with my beard."
I've had it with these brain-dead sluggers. Let's give finesse, average and power a chance.
Finesse and average … in a power league … hmmm … well, this will be interesting. Tell us how that works out for you.
Players are dropping like flies this year! May not have a full roster by All Star Break! I blame climate change, Russian hackers and/or George Bush, plus the false news in the media!
No one is feeling the pain more than Deeger's Dogs owner DJay Andersen, who traded for Freddie Freeman one day before Freeman was put on the DL. DJay promptly used his final paid trade to drop Freeman. It's been that type of season already.