ICYMI: One Final Season


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Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls:

After careful consideration, the brain trust at the Santa Lechuga Power League have determined that the 2021 season will be SLPL's swan song. This is the final lap, the farewell performance, the end of an era, the death on the vine.

It's been a good run, sure, but it has run its course. The kids just aren't into baseball anymore, what with so many other distractions to occupy their time these days. Like video games and torrid, free-wheeling sex. Not only that, but your faithful league commissioner, Rube Furrow, is getting too old for this shit, and the Santa Lechuga City Council voted earlier this year to pull all funding for the maintenance of Endive Stadium.

So we're going one more round, taking the bus for one last trip, before we ride off into the metaphorical sunset. Our final season will start soon. This year we're running a slightly different format. The highlights:

  • Entry fee is $100, which comes with eight free trades during the season.
  • Teams will be assessed an additional $10 for every trade after their eight free transactions.
  • Teams will select 10 hitters, and five pitchers.
  • The season will end at the end of the regular MBL season, with no All-Star or playoff matches or Hall-of-Fame death pool.
  • Winners will include League Overall Championship, division winners, batting point leaders and pitching point leaders.

Also this year, to commemorate the 97 years SLPL has been running organized baseball leagues, Rube Furrow has promised to send an occasional newsletter to team ownership groups that will describe SLPL's rich history.

So start your scouting operations, get your teams in order and run over to http://www.santa-lechuga.com/. The SLPL Director of Operations, Hawk "Fungo" Gandy, promises he will update the site just as soon as he sleeps off last year's drunk.

Let's Play Ball!

Rube Furrow
SLPL Commissioner

See the 2021 Rules | Submit a Roster | Pay Your Entry Fee | Adjust a Submitted Roster Here

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FAQ About Paying Entry Fees Up Front


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Question: I love that we are asking owners to pay up front. Doing it the last several seasons got rid of the half-assers and left the league to folks who really want to play. Question, though: You say the entry fee covers the ownership fee and up to eight trades. If I don't use all eight trades, can I expect a refund at the end of the season?
Ha ha ha. No. We encourage an active ownership group that's vying to win, not half-assers who sit around waiting for refunds because they forgot to use their trades. Use 'em or lose 'em, baby. Use 'em or lose 'em.

Question: What are the downsides of asking owners to pay $100 up front?
None that we can think of.

Question: Upsides?
In addition to the fact that Commissioner Rube Furrow won't need to pull monies out of his own pockets each year to pay the winners, the league ends up with a higher proportion of owners who are real players and a lower proportion of apathetic owners who always seemed to be the ones who skip out on paying what they owe if they don't pay up front. So, nothing but upside.

Question: How do I submit a team and pay my entry fee?
That's the spirit! Submit a roster here. Pay your entry fee here.

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In A World Without Decent Fantasy Baseball...


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This video is now several years old, but we still love it. So much drama! So much action! So many drunk people! Now, these knuckleheads just need to sober up ...



The key takeaway? That the Santa Lechuga Power League fills the gaping vacuum in the universe known as “decent fantasy baseball.” How could you possibly not join?

By the way, where you see the date in the video for March 23, 2011? Yeah, ignore that. Think April 1, 2021 instead. This Thursday. That's when you need to have your rosters to us for this EPIC FINAL SEASON!

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Top Reasons to Join the EPIC FINAL SEASON! of the SLPL


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TL/DR (Too Long Didn't Read) version: We have a bevy of reasons to join the Santa Lechuga Power League. Getchyer rosters in by April 1, 2021.

Now, the details:

While there are literally thousands of reasons to join the Santa Lechuga Power League -- since 2001 there have been over $52,000 reasons -- we have listed several of our favorite reasons, which you can find by clicking on these words.

Remember, you have until Thursday, April 1, first pitch of the first game, to submit your roster. Grab your spot quick-like by using the form linked to these words.

Good luck picking your roster!

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Why Choose the Santa Lechuga Power League?


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Our league's history explains why you should choose our baseball fantasy league over all other fantasy leagues:

“The SLPL is a fantasy baseball league for baseball fans who actually have a life and don't have the time to track daily statistics, make 2:00 a.m. trades, or worry about whether or not Julio Franco's pulled groin muscle will keep his on-base percentage low …

“Team owners could choose their teams at the beginning of the year, sit back, and watch to see how they did. No tedious stats tracking. No negotiating with fellow owners to try to swap shortstops. No geeking out …

“The league made it easy for lazy owners to sit back and do nothing for an entire season, a comfort enjoyed by many actual Major League Baseball owners.”


Oh, and we have doled out over $52,000 in winnings since 2001. That's another good reason.

The 2021 season will be our EPIC FINAL SEASON!, so come join the fun before we close up shop. Rosters are due at first pitch next Thursday, April 1, 2021. Opening day, baby!

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Join the SLPL In Five Easy Steps


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The Santa Lechuga Power League is a campy little fantasy baseball league heading off into the long goodbye after the 2021 season is over. It’s no slick-CBS-Sportsline-type league where nobody knows anybody and everybody just wants to end up in the 51st-percentile or above to get bragging rights over a bunch of strangers. I mean, who brags to strangers? Instead, the SLPL is made up of family and friends and extended family and friends of brothers Joe Livernois and Tony Livernois, who run the thing for their own amusement and for the amusement of said family and friends and extended family and friends. And because Jay (as his family knows him) and Tony are simple-minded goofs, they run a simple, goofy little league with big-time payouts. Points are earned using home runs and strikeouts. That's it.

If you’re thinking about joining, here are five basic steps you need to complete to become a new owner:

  1. Learn the rules. Abide.
  2. See the payouts. Drool.
  3. Select your team and submit your roster. Good luck!
  4. Pay already. Like, before Opening Day so you can earn two free trades.
  5. Contact us. But only with compliments or questions. No whining. We hate whining. We hate whining so much that we almost sound like we are whining when we express how much we hate whining.

Plan on joining us in 2021 — our EPIC FINAL SEASON! — wontchya? Before saying no, see this list of reasons to join. Maybe that'll convince you.

And if you’re looking for a little light reading once the season gets started, why not catch up on the History of the SLPL or read up on the evil Bobblehead-of-Lettuce?

We hope you can join!

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The 2021 Season Is Eight Days Away!


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The 2021 Santa Lechuga Power League season — the epic final season — begins in nine days ! We hope that your offseason was memorable, that your family is well, and that you missed us enough to want to join the 2021 season. And if you didn’t miss us that much, we understand, but since this is the epic final season you will have lots of time to miss us in the future.

As mentioned in Commissioner Rube Furrow's recent announcement, there are a few changes this year. This season will be most like our first season of the modern era, way back in 2000, in that it will be over when the Regular Season is over. Which means, no sideshows like All Stars or Playoffs. Our Regular Season Champ will be our Overall Champ. And that will be that.

Summarizing how the year will run:

  • The entry fee is $100, which must be paid in full up front. This covers your ownership fees ($20) and your first eight trades at $10 per ($80). If you don’t use a trade, you lose it; there will be no refunds.
  • If you pay your entry fee of $100 before the first pitch on Opening Day, April 1, 2021, you will earn two free trades.
  • If you don't pay your $100 entry fee before the season begins, you will have until April 14, 2021 to pay it. If we haven't received full payment from you by then, you will be deleted from the league. Divisions will be created after owner deletions have been made.
  • For every new owner you recruit into the league, up to three, you will earn a free trade.
  • After you have made all paid and free trades due to you, you can make an unlimited amount of trades, though each will cost you $10.
  • Trades go into effect on the day after you submit the trade or the day after we receive payment, whichever is latest.
  • There will be no Hall-of-Fame Death Pool.

One last thing: Here's how points will be awarded for our Epic Final Season:
  • If your hitter hits a home run, he will earn 1000 points
  • If your hitter strikes out, he will lose 100 points
  • If your pitcher throws a K, he will earn 100 points
  • If your pitcher gives up a home run, he will lose 500 points

We told you this was epic. Everything's proportional to previous seasons, but it just FEELS bigger when the points are multiplied like that, amirite?

Here are some key links:

As always, we're always an email away if you have questions or comments.

We hope you can join us again for a nifty EPIC FINAL SEASON of our dopey little fantasy baseball league.

And you folks who have been off the radar for a while: Come join us again. We’d love to have you back. Remember, you’ll have plenty of time to miss us in the future.

See the 2021 Rules | Submit a Roster | Pay Your Entry Fee | Adjust a Submitted Roster Here

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One Final Season


The SLPL Bobblehead-of-Lettuce

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls:

After careful consideration, the brain trust at the Santa Lechuga Power League have determined that the 2021 season will be SLPL's swan song. This is the final lap, the farewell performance, the end of an era, the death on the vine.

It's been a good run, sure, but it has run its course. The kids just aren't into baseball anymore, what with so many other distractions to occupy their time these days. Like video games and torrid, free-wheeling sex. Not only that, but your faithful league commissioner, Rube Furrow, is getting too old for this shit, and the Santa Lechuga City Council voted earlier this year to pull all funding for the maintenance of Endive Stadium.

So we're going one more round, taking the bus for one last trip, before we ride off into the metaphorical sunset. Our final season will start soon. This year we're running a slightly different format. The highlights:

  • Entry fee is $100, which comes with eight free trades during the season.
  • Teams will be assessed an additional $10 for every trade after their eight free transactions.
  • Teams will select 10 hitters, and five pitchers.
  • The season will end at the end of the regular MBL season, with no All-Star or playoff matches or Hall-of-Fame death pool.
  • Winners will include League Overall Championship, division winners, batting point leaders and pitching point leaders.

Also this year, to commemorate the 97 years SLPL has been running organized baseball leagues, Rube Furrow has promised to send an occasional newsletter to team ownership groups that will describe SLPL's rich history.

So start your scouting operations, get your teams in order and run over to http://www.santa-lechuga.com/. The SLPL Director of Operations, Hawk "Fungo" Gandy, promises he will update the site just as soon as he sleeps off last year's drunk.

Let's Play Ball!

Rube Furrow
SLPL Commissioner

See the 2021 Rules | Submit a Roster | Pay Your Entry Fee | Adjust a Submitted Roster Here

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Yes, There Will Be a 2021 SLPL


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Wait for more announcements soon.

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