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We Are Likely Going Dark

We are headed to Denver, CO, today and will likely be unable to update standings and stats. If for some reason we are able to update the site, it will likely be later in the day each day. All should be back to normal by Saturday morning. Be nice to each other.

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Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day with full appreciation to all who served … and a tip of the ballcap to Babes Love Baseball for this cool image:


Photo courtesy of Babes Love Baseball

And this from Pink Floyd seems a worthy listen:






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POS HOFer Jim Bunning Dies

In this week's edition of Sunday Morning WTF?!, we celebrate the death of a Hall of Famer while lamenting last season's lack of an HOF champ…

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:


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My Season, Thus Far, Part 9

Missed it by that much.

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My Season, Thus Far, Part 8

Couldn't even get a shot off.
The hunter becomes the hunted

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Kid Launches A Solo HR To Pull His Team To Within 3, Still Proceeds To Launch His Bat To Jupiter

Mar-a-Lago Orange Sox owner Joe Kelly sent us this link with the comment:

I think this guy is a big Joey Bats fan...


From the article: "There’s unconfirmed Tweets the next two batters got (rightfully) plunked." One could hope.

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Kid At Pirates Game Enjoys Whatever’s In That Beer Can

Mar-a-Lago Orange Sox owner Joe Kelly sent us this link with the comment:

"Kids gotta find a way to suffer through the 2017 Pirates…"


That's exactly what they say about my Los Monos de Pepino.

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We All Need Friends Like This

"A little to the right."
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My Season, Thus Far, Part 7

Ehhhh, yepppp. Except, I don't know if I am the second guy trying to jump in the water or the three folks who get bowled over by him.
HMB while I impress these girls

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When Sea Lions Attack!!!

In this week's edition of Sunday Morning WTF?!, we listen in on a conversation a sea lion has with a mackerel shortly after trying to treat the tourist girl like a dog's chew toy …

"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."
Sea lion grabs young girl off a pier.
Whiskey Tango Everloving Foxtrot, Nature, you can't just let sea lions go on being the big, dorky, lazy, loud, entertaining dogs of our oceans anymore?! I mean, seriously, W?! T?! Everloving?! F?!

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A Different Tactic

Buster Poser owner Joe Livernois replaced four-tenths of his hitting roster yesterday and said:

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.

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We Are Back

We came back to a wave of trades from owners trying to drop players who have recently landed on the DL. Maddog's Maulers owner Mike Skoien commented:

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.

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Going Dark for a Day

We're headed to North Carolina early morning tomorrow, so the stats and stands and blog won't be updated. Sorry folks. Things will be back to normal Friday.

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K-Fest

Maddog Mauler's owner Mike Skoien mentioned this story in a trade comment — Former Twins catcher Brian Harper whiffed less in two years than Cubs and Yankees did on Sunday — and said:

This is a few days old, but found it interesting after the recent Yankee-Cubs "K-fest". Would be interesting to look at this for other major league teams as well.


If someone does the legwork on this, please forward it along.

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Damnit

Welp, that sure is a cruddy way to start a week. So long, Powers Boothe.





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Sunday Morning WTH?! Hey, All You Mothers Out There

As we have in seasons past, we have decided to be respectful to all the mothers in this league for at least one day of the season by renaming our regular Sunday series “Sunday Morning WTF?!” in honor of Mother’s Day to “Sunday Morning WTH?!?!” As in, “What the heck?!” or, “Whiskey Tango Hotel?” Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there!

We have also decided to revive a league favorite, which former SLPL owner Scott “Scoot Bigs” Allen shared with us way back in ’11. Scott said that it is a tradition in his country of origin to celebrate Mother’s Day by dancing around a scooter. We didn’t believe him until we dug up this video on the Interwebs. (BTW, Scoot’s the one wearing jorts.)






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My Season, Thus Far, Part 6

Except, without all the speed.

Going 50 MPH on a boat, WCGW?

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My Season, Thus Far, Part 5

Uh huh.

The future

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My Season, Thus Far, Part 4

That's about right.

Carrida, the bull made an unimaginable

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Some Days I Love the Internet

This just tickles me.


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My Season, Thus Far, Part 3

Yep.


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My Season, Thus Far, Part 2

Take 2:


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My Season, Thus Far

For today's Sunday Morning WTF?!, my season thus far in one GIF:

My Season Thus Far

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, fantasy baseball season, why do you treat me so poorly? Why do you hate me so? I made the turn on Opening Day, such hope, such wonder, such enthusiasms. And then … that. That right there. Bam. Why do you want to Foxtrot me again and again and again and again and again and again and again, an endless loop of Foxtrotting? It's only May and I feel as though you're doing everything in your power to make me hate life, and then hate it again and again and again and again and again and again and again. Seriously? W?! T?! F?!

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Kayak Decapitation

Slow it down, Skippy!

Well this looks like a cool spoHOLY SHIT

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"Anybody Want a Peanut?"

This comes by way of Dongwhipped owner Kevin Klinkhamer. Hoo-boy. Kevin's comment: "Whiskey! Tango! Foxtrot! Aaron Judge is a LARGE man."


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Bleep-Filled Tirades Are the Best Tirades

Another forward from Buster Poser owner Joe Livernois: Machado goes ballistic in epic rant.

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Exquisite Trolling

Forwarded by Buster Poser owner Joe Livernois: This American hero read about the Giants winning the World Series instead of watching from the front row. A thing of absolute beauty.

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The Baseball Gods? F 'Em!

Lots of injuries, lots of trades already this season … and league owners aren't happy. This from Maddog''s Maulers owner Mike Skoien on dropping Noah and Yoenis:

Time to clean house on NY Mets players as their training/conditioning staff seems to have taken a total leave of absence and is thus wreaking havoc on their roster after just a month of the season. Or, to quote one of them, "we don't need no stinking MRI's"….


Deegers Dogs owner DJay Andersen is taking a more wry, less peeved approach to the Noah drop:

Paxton is way easier to spell and his lat muscle works.


Dongwhipped owner Kevin Klinkhamer, meanwhile, is letting his lifetime Mets fandom get the show through when dropping Noah from his SLPL roster:

Foxtrot the Baseball Gods this season...can't even enjoy this shit past May 1st!


We hear you, Kevin. The trades are coming fast and furious this season.

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Another Ruinous Existence Shared

Mar-a-Lago Orange Sox owner Joe Kelly ruined my day today by sharing this. I guess I have to ruin your day, too, since others appear to want to bring Hawk Harrelson's ruinous existence to other countries and sports.

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