A Final Note from the Commish, Rube Furrow

The SLPL Bobblehead-of-Lettuce

Hola Fellow Lechugans:

As the mayor of Santa Lechuga and the SLPL Commissioner, I wanted to thank you all for helping the Santa Lechuga Power League to become the best damn no-nonsense roto league in the country. Look where you want, but only the SLPL emphasized the only statistics that really matter in baseball: HRs and Ks.

It's been a wild ride and both me and Pedregoso Rios, league veep, have enjoyed the 56 years we've spent running this league. But all weird things eventually come to an end, and this weird thing has officially ended as of now.

For one thing, it's a lot of work and a lot of math and a lot of spreadsheets and headaches. For another more important thing, neither Pedregoso nor I have ever won this damn thing. So we were doing all this work, distributing all this money, and none of it ever came our way. So WTF. Why were we doing this anyway? Also, the bulldozers are ripping out Santa Lechuga Stadium to make room for the long-awaited HUD Housing Project next week.

Huge props to Pedregoso, aka my brother Tony, who juggled all the fine details for all these years. He was the keeper of the stats, keeper of the santa-lechuga.com and keeper of the blog. He was also the Head Cheerleader, Equipment Manager and Jock Washer. It was a Herculean effort and he did a great job. Thank you, Tony. You're the best.

Finally, congratulations to this year's winners. I've still got a bit of accounting work to do, but please let me know how you'd like me to send your winnings. Because the size of individual winnings are a bit higher this year, we've got to be a bit more flexible about distribution of winnings. I can do PayPal and I can send checks. Depending on the instructions I get from all of you, I might have to make alternative arrangements, but I won't know until I hear from all of you. So Derrek, Jack, D.Jay, Bill, Mike and Scott: Send me your preferences when you can.

And to the rest of you, next time you're in Monterey County, come see us at the city of Santa Lechuga, If you get here in the next couple of weeks, you'll be able to visit Santa Lechuga Stadium before it gets bulldozed. And of course no visit to our fair city is complete without a tour of Mission Nuestra Señora de la Lechuga.


Rube Furrow
Santa Lechuga

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