I will not name the name of the restaurant that led to my having this reaction, but, yes, I have had this exact reaction:
Apologies for being on again, off again, on again, and now off again. Check this, though: When we've been able we've been updating the standings and stats, even when we haven't been updating this hear blog. So, check those out, even if the blog hasn't been updated. Things should be up and running normally again come Thursday. Be good until then.
Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?!, us?! I mean, seriously, W?! T?! F?!
You have eight trades in the bank; you pre-paid for those when you paid your entry fees. (Wait a minute … have you paid your entry fees yet? If not, we can't process any trades for you. So, please pay your ownership entry fees, then make your trades, 'k?) You might have a couple more trades for paying before Opening Day. And maybe even more for recruiting new owners. You can use these trades any time before the end of the Regular Season. When you make a pre-paid trade it goes in effect the day after you submitted it. (Generally speaking, we aren't hard-alphas about this. If you make a trade one minute after midnight even though you tried to get it in at 11:59 pm, we're going to process it for you that same morning. The key is, make sure the trade is waiting for us when we roll out of bed in the morning.)
To submit a trade move your cursor of the Home button above, then click Make Trade. That'll take you to the nifty form. From there, fill out the form, double-check everything, then hit Submit at the bottom of the form.
Just about as easy as it sounds.
Oh, and don't forget: We don't give refunds on unused trades. So, you know, use them.
Finally, e are headed to Newport in a few hours, then heading to Kalamazoo this weekend, then to Denver early next week, so … there might be a bit of darkness around here, depending on our Internet connections along the way. As always, feel free to make trades but please understand that they may not be processed until we get back from all this travel nonsense.
- Check your roster. Go to Standings and click the "Rosters" tab. Now, find your team and review your roster. Does it look right? Did I accidentally give you Jonah A. Arenado instead of Nolan Arenado? We ask because we had to enter each roster manually, which opens up the possibility that we made mistakes. So, if we made a mistake on your roster and gave you a wrong player, let us know ASAP. And don't rage-quit. Fixing our mistakes won't count as a trade, we promise.
- Check your Hall-of-Fame Death Pool roster. This one is easier since we just copied-and-pasted directly from your submitted roster, but it's still a good idea to double-check.
- Make note of your Hall-of-Fame Magic Number. There is no right or wrong here, but we want you to be aware of your Magic Number. It's the number in parentheses next to your team name. (We assigned the first 30 teams a Magic Number — a single number from 1 to 30 — based on the order in which they joined the league. So, the fifth team to join got Magic Number 5. For each remaining team, a Magic Number from 1 to 30 was drawn from a hat.
Speaking of which, has anyone seen Rube? We heard he began a 1,000-stop 3,131-mile intercontinental pub crawl — starting in Madawaska, Maine, and ending in El Centro, California — the day after the World Series ended last year, but never heard whether he made it home.
Rube? Are you out there? Can you send us a message of some kind? We might start to get worried about you if you don't respond soon.
Sure, this video meme is lots of years old, but why should that stop us from squeezing an annual blog entry out of it?
His advice at the end, it is still sound today.
Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?!, you whacky, crazy dude, we aren't that bad?! I mean, seriously, W?! T?! F?!