SANTA LECHUGA POWER LEAGUE '18


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I'll Take A Game 7



All the NL marbles , they will be collected.



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Protest


Baseball Furies owner Ray Jasutis formally submitted protest papers yesterday to SLPL offices.

I’d like to protest (Wednesday's) call by Joe West robbing me of a home run and those precious playoff points. Do the Santa Lechuga commissioners have what it takes to overturn that call and make it right? I’d expect you to have some clout with MLB, so I’m hoping you can help out. If you’re not interested in pursuing Joe West’s robbing one (or two) of your owners, I will be forced to pursue this on my own by calling The MLB office (recorded with their permission) about this travesty and attempt to have them overturn the call. I’m more than happy to share that recording with the commissioners and the league if you see fit. Please let me know if I have to pursue this on my own. MLB’s phone number: Customer Support toll-free number:866-800-1275 Thank you?

Unfortunately, we hold zero sway with the MLB and have zero abilities — either bureaucratically or emotionally — to deal with a formal protest. We are afraid Ray, who has written the best SLPL blog fodder of the season here, is just going to have to win the Playoffs championship hobbled by bad umpiring.

Sorry, Ray.

Oh, and yes, please do share your recording!



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Move Movement


More movement in the SLPL after Tuesday's play. Tom Kinchus' Donde Esta Mi Cerveza has taken over the top spot. Check out the playoff standings.

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Sorta Fun


The Championship Seriezez are shaping up to be sorta fun. At least there will be no sweeps, right?

And there's a lot of movement in the SLPL, too. Check out the playoff standings.


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What's Up With These Guys?


The Championship Seriezez are off to a raucous start, Dongwhipped owner Kevin Klinkhamer is back in first place Overall, and SLPL Commissioner Rube Furrow is scouting out new and different fantasy sport options. Despite all the great things he heard about the sports in Australia, he appears to be striking out down under. To whit:

I'm asking my mates at SLPL because I know them to be some of the more savvy sportsmen in the universe (why else would they participate in SLPL?). But I sat in the grandstands in a green field in Dubbo, Australia, for a good 30 minutes yesterday and tried to figure out what these buggers were doing. Their activity seemed sort of like a "sport" in that men tried to strike a ball with a stick, much like baseball and the San Francisco 49ers' current roster. And the other participants mostly stood around and did nothing. Again, much like baseball. Beyond that, there seemed to be no rhyme or reason for anything anybody was doing, up to including some weird bit of jogging between some sticks posted in the ground. I wondered the point of it all, but came up empty. Can anybody help?


How Do I Convert This to Fantasy Points?



Um. Er. What?

If anyone can help, please email a_rube_in_australia@santa-lechuga.com.

Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?! Australia?!?! You call that a sport? I mean, seriously, W?! T?! F?!

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On to the Championship Series


On to the Championship Series. How's your team doing? Here are the standings as of today:


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More Kindness


Yesterday, it was DJay Andersen being nice to us. Today, in what I would guess is a response to yesterday's mini-meltdown, it's Michael Skoien with the kind words.

I would like to tell you that to the best of my knowledge you have executed every roster move/trade perfectly. So you got that going for you…

Hopefully your Indians will WTFU when they get to Cleveland. Although appreciate Francisco Lindor's homer in a losing effort.

Thanks for the pickup, Michael. Though I suspect it won't be enough to get us out of the funk, we appreciate that people care enough to write us to try to help. Truly.

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WTF?! Us!


In this Sunday Morning Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?!, we express our disappointment in ourselves …

Yeah, so, we got everything up and running again, finally, which is what we were hoping to do, but within an hour or two one owner — sorry about that, DJay Andersen! — wrote us to let us know that we had pretty much screwed up his entire playoff roster, which, you know, was our only job, not getting rosters screwed up. He was kind enough to tell us we got his pitching roster right, which we needed to know, but it was at that point when we realized that he was going out of his way to be nice to us, likely because he was thinking we are probably a little, I dunno, maybe slow or dumb or stupid or not paying attention or something? but he wouldn't have been wrong in that assessment because we, you know, got everything else wrong on a single roster so maybe there was something fundamentally wrong with us.

Which makes use think, what else have we gotten wrong?

Please, owners, check your playoff rosters. Check your trades. And do us a big favor and double-check every interaction you have had with us in the last two months to see if we were coherent, speaking comprehensibly, and even apparently awake. If you come across anything that makes you think maybe we're a bit off — Paul Martin, no need to report that I told you the Browns had won a game a week before they actually won a game since I've already taken note of that concerning incident — please let us know and we'll print it out and be ready to show the doctor should someone drive us to the doctor because they to are really concerned about us. The documentation could prove useful. And if there's enough, I'll just go ahead and drive myself.

Anyway.

We are worried about us.

And it's not that existential worry like the kind you get when you realize that a heinous, rapey frat boy was just confirmed as a Supreme Court justice and will ruin the lives of everyone in our country but mostly women and the downtrodden while creating even more downtrodden for the next 30 years, but more of a dull, hazy, what-else-have-I-let-fall-through-the-cracks? sort of worry.

Or maybe those two worries are related?

Anyway.

Hey, look, the playoffs have started! Let's enjoy us the playoffs! How are my Indians doing?

Oh. Crap.

Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?! us?!?! Why does literally everything in the world bring us so down? I mean, seriously, W?! T?! F?!

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Are We Up and Running?


If all is up and running like we're hoping it's up and running, we're finally up and running for the playoffs. Check this out. Is your roster right? Have we processed all trades appropriately? Are things tracking? If not, let us know ASAP and we'll make the fixes. And good luck the rest of the way.

(Now, don't get us started with what it took to get things up and running! We've been refining this damned Excel spreadsheet for 19 seasons and this season Microsoft decided to just boof our cell names, indiscriminately, for no good reason, which meant we pretty much had to re-do the entire playoffs worksheets. FN Microsoft.)

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Kevin Klinkhamer Crowned 2018 Regular Season Champ!

Dongwhipped owner Kevin Klinkhamer was crowned the 2018 Santa Lechuga Power League Regular Season Champion after Monday's tiebreaker action, which will grant him the right the scrape out $815 from The Pot. Not only did Kevin win the Regular Season Championship, but he was also crowned the La División de la Calabaza. Kevin didn't take over the top spot until early September, then fought like a dog to hold onto the spot until Monday. Attaboy, Kevin!

Meanwhile, many other champs were crowned at the end of Monday's action, which marked the official end of the 2018 Regular Season. Check out these winners:

  • La División Culantro Champ: Los Monos de Pepino (1), Tony Livernois
    • La División de Berros Champ: Donde Esta Mi Cerveza (6), Tom Kinchus
    • La División de Caña de Azúcar Champ: he Chuck Nasty Fan Club (4), Samuel Lewis
    • La División de Jamaica Champ: Ben Carson's Woody (13), Rube Furrow
    • La División de la Calabaza Champ: Dongwhipped (30), Kevin Klinkhamer
    • La División de la Cebolla Verde Champ: Scoots Bigelow (7), Scott Allen
    • Hitting Champ: Donde Esta Mi Cerveza (6), Tom Kinchus
    • Pitching Champ: Ben Carson's Woody (13), Rube Furrow
    • Regular Season Champ: Dongwhipped (30), Kevin Klinkhamer

Congratulations to Kevin Klinkhamer and to all our Regular Season champs!

(By the way, actual money winners will be announced at the end of the playoffs, after the Overall Champ is crowned.)

In Other News
Owners can no longer make any trades for the 2018 season.

More In Other News
The playoffs have begun, but today's spreadsheet does not reflect any playoff stats. It may take a day or two before we get the spreadsheet up and running.

Sill More In Other News
Y’all need to know how points are awarded during the Wild Card and Divisional Playoffs. Here’s how:

  • Hitters earn 20 points for every home run hit
  • Hitters lose 2 points for every K
  • Pitchers earn 2 points for every K
  • Pitchers lose 10 points for every homer surrendered

Good luck to all y’alls during the playoffs!

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We Picked A Bad Day To Go Dark

But, hey, who knew the day would include two tiebreakers?

Anyway, we are headed to Columbus, OH and won't be back until late Wednesday night. Which means, it may not be until Thursday before we have the website up-and-running to close out the Regular Season and open up the playoffs. Sorry about that.

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The Playoff Picture

It all comes down to today for some teams.

Are you making trades? If so, get 'em in before the end of play today. Last pitch of the last game is the trade deadline. There is no night game today, so everything should be in early.

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The End (of the Regular Season) Is Near

They cancelled Monday's bizarre final Regular Season game, which means tomorrow's games will end the Regular Season!

You knew the end of the season was near, right?

Well, then, you better start figuring out how you want to go in the playoffs. Which do you want going into the playoffs, a Regular Season roster, filled with players who aren't in the playoffs? or, a Playoffs roster, filled with playoff players?

How many trades do you have left? Another way of asking: How many trades have you already paid for that you haven’t yet used? Use ‘em! You already paid for them! What do you have to lose?

By the way, for the record, and with no debates from anybody for any reason: All trades must be submitted to us using this form by the last pitch of the last game played during the Regular Season.

Capisce?

Good luck for the remainder of the season!

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Dramatic Finish?

Here's how things are shaping up in the MLB playoffs. And here are our standings. How are you looking? Dramatic finish in the making? Are you positioning yourself for the playoffs by making trades? Get to it!

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Got *Any* Trades Left?

As previously mentioned, the Regular Season ends with the last pitch of the last Regular Season game on Monday — Monday?! Yes, Monday. — which means you should maybe start thinking about your playoff roster.

Gotta any trades still left to be made?

You paid for those trades. Or earned a couple free ones. Why not use 'em?

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Gotta Lotta Trades Left?


So, uh, the Regular Season ends with the last pitch of the last Regular Season game on Monday — Monday?! Yes, Monday. — which means you should maybe start thinking about your playoff roster.

Gotta lotta trades still left to be made?

Well, then, load up on some players from playoff teams and see what happens.

You might be in 19th place Overall, but a good run by a bunch of playoff players no one else has on their rosters might propel you to the top spot.

You just never know.

Besides, you paid for those trades. Why not use 'em?

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Back to the Dog

The truth don't stop.


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Just Watch the Video!

In this Sunday Morning Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?!, we do what she suggested …



Okay, let's look at the video.



Uh, oh. I hope she didn't mean that video!

Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?! kindly chicken lady. Can I ask that next time you be more specific, please? I mean, seriously, W?! T?! F?!

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Mas Dog

Are you moving much too fast?


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The Dog Jag, Cont.

Keeping it going.


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The Dog

I'm in the mood for a Dr. Dog jag.


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Pretty, Pretty Impressive

Overall leader Kevin Klinkhamer, owner of Dongwhipped, sent us this with the comment "Yeah, I'd say that's pretty impressive."
Agreed, Kevin. Agreed.

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Damnit, Kelsee!


Or, rather, damnit Jordan Howard! Couldn't you have gotten at least three more points?

Or, rather, damnit me! Couldn't you have started Cam Newton instead of Aaron Rogers?

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The Album Cover

Sue Klinkhamer & Pedregoso Rios: The album cover.


"Eyebrows and Chocolates"

Happy birthday, Susie!

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"I Haven't See It In 60 Years"

In this Sunday Morning Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?!, the power of the mitt …

Props to Reclaiming My Time co-owner Dan Klinkhamer for sending this along. Cool concept. Makes me all nostalgic and weepy for all the mitts I owned over the years. Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?! nostalgia and baseball. Next thing you know we'll be plowing down our corn field and driving to Boston in our VW minibus. I mean, seriously, W?! T?! F?!

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Better Answer? Don't Be A Muderous Cop

I would only support this if we all agreed that Elon Musk was next for having acted as though he smoked weed on Joe Rogan's show.
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You Just Might Want to Get Back Under That Sheet

Wait for that very vapid, idiocy-filled blank stare at the end.
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A Gutless, Cheese-Eating, Back-Dooring F***bonnet

I want this guy to write my eulogy. I mean, this is the guy you want putting you down.
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Dongwhipped Takes Over Top Spot

In this Sunday Morning Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?!, we enjoy the shifts of the season …

Dongwhipped owner Kevin Klinkhamer just moved Into first place Overall, which is WTF?!-worthy because it has been a while since a team has moved into first place this late in the season. Usually, someone takes over first in, like, June, then holds the spot until we crown them Regular Season Champ. Not this year, though. We still don't know who's going to win the Regularly season. Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?! fantasy baseball gods. What have we done to deserve such an awesome fantasy baseball year? I mean, seriously, W?! T?! F?!
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SLPL Blog Bait

Current league Overall leader Rube Furrow, owner of Ben Carson's Woody, knows us too well. He is the commish, after all. And, despite the woozy drunkenness, he remembers that it was damn googly eyes that took our website down for over a month last season. And, now, get this: Blog bait! It works on so many levels.

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Happy Labor ... er ... Profit Provider Day

Let's go to the Facebooks to see what The Mighty Trepidators owner, Michigander Ray Brennan, has to say about Labor Day:



Note to self: We need to go the Facebooks to see what The Mighty Trepidators owner, Michigander Ray Brennan, has to say about more things.

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Mas Interpol

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Interpol Jag, Continued

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Back to Our Interpol Jag

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The Catch-Up Rule: Crazy or Raeasonable?

Kevin Klinkhamer, owner of 2nd place Dongwhipped, sent us this intriguing link and says, "My initial reaction was that the catch up rule is crazy. However, as I read the full article and thought about it more...it's not that crazy of an idea." (On the downside, this link is behind a paywall and I'm not able to read it. So, whatever the proposal is apparently isn't worth my attention. Damnit. Maybe Kevin can summarize it for us?)

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Lucky Loser

Current league Overall leader Rube Furrow, owner of Ben Carson's Woody, shared this excellent link with us. We welcome such behavior — sharing links — from our owners.

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And Now, An Interpol Jag

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As I Was Saying ...

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Because One Can't Have Enough Andrew Bird In Thier Life

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Happy Birthday to Me

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A Moment of Silence

In this Sunday Morning Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?!, an uncharacteristic moment of silence.


Dan, Big Jim, and Jim (2007)

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Still Smarting


Jim Klinkhamer (2007)

This particular member of the front offices of the Santa Lechuga Power League ate a hotdog (or two), tipped-and-drank a beer (or more), and made a toast last night during the Chicago Cubs game in tribute to former league owner Jim Klinkhamer, the most fitting thing we could think to do to honor the man.

Those closest to Jim are still smarting and in shock, as you can imagine. The outpouring of love and support has been amazing, though. A long scroll through Jim's Facebook page show just how beloved Jim was and how many lives he touched.

There are two messages from SLPL owners we wanted to share. The first came via a league trade from Deeger’s Dogs owner DJay Andersen, who wrote about the former Overall League champ: "In tribute to my friend and college roommate Jim Klinkhamer, who got me into this league and always pushed me to make quick trades. R.I.P., bud."

The second message comes from Jim's sister (in-law) Sue Klinkhamer, co-owner of Reclaiming My Time, via Facebook:



R.I.P., Jim.

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Heartbroken


Jim Klinkhamer

The crew here at Santa Lechuga Power League is taking our caps off and lowering the outfield pennants today for the passing of former league owner -- and 2010 Overall Champ — Jim Klinkhamer, brother to larger-than-life owner Dan Klinkhamer, brother-in-law to owner Sue, uncle to owners Kevin Klinkhamer and Julie Pankoke, uncle-by-default to owner Aaron Pankoke, friend to many more owners in the league, dad to a batch of kids, husband, and dear, dear friend to a slew of great folks from his years on earth who are all saddened and heartbroken to hear the news of his passing.

The Santa Lechuga Power League encourages all team owners to grab a hotdog and tip a beer in Jim's honor during tonight's Cubs game. This one's for you, Jim Klinkhamer.

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One Can Hope

Let this be true.
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Of Course There's a badtaxidermy.com

I'll let you fall into that rabbit hole now.


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Taxidermy Gone Right!

Reddit called this "Taxidermy Gone Wrong." If this is wrong, baby, I don't ever want it right.

TaxidermyGoneRight

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That Throw

In this Sunday Morning Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?!, we get all WTF?! about a mean throw …

Commission Rube Furrow, who is in first place in the Overall Standings - WTF?!, indeed — shares this with the comment, "I could watch this all day" Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?! Over-talented, strong-armed rookie. I mean, seriously, W?! T?! F?!
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Zero Sum

Back to our regularly-scheduled political horrorshow …

This guy is a national treasure.

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Moving Into Fair Territory

And now we interrupt our ongoing political horrorshow to bring you a baseball related item …

Weird, right?

This comes from Dongwhipped owner Kevin Klinkhamer, who thinks bizarre stuff is overtaking the MLB. Kevin says:

"What the hell is going on this season?!?! We've already had two people who caught two foul balls at a game (with one guy doing it on consecutive pitches) this MLB season. Now we move into fair territory as this guy in Toronto catches two home runs in the same damn inning ... with a sweet one-handed snag on the second HR."

Thanks, Kevin!
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Heinous Idiots Be Heinousing

The Republican Parrty, 2018.

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Only In the GOP Could This Idiocy Work

Uh, yup.
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Sacha Baron Cohen Is a Freakin' Hero

There is true beauty in this. Not that there's anything wrong with it.

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Superior, They Say

In this Sunday Morning Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?!, the concept of 'superiority' is put into question.

They should really make themselves less mockable:
Then there's this:
And this is fun:

Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?! you superior people, you?! I mean, seriously, W?! T?! F?!
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The Hell?

Ah, man, this has got to hurt.
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I Promise

Turns out this guy is one of the better dudes on earth.
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This Has MERIT

In this Sunday Morning Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?!, the concept of merit is discussed.

Er, yep.

It's not as if America needed another dirt poor non-skilled toilet-scrubber during the Depression. We had plenty of natural born Americans of our own who needed jobs and would have done anything to get them, including scrubbing toilets. What merit did Mary Ann MacLeod have? Why should she been allowed to come here and take a job, money, a desperately needed livelihood, from an American?

Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?! you son of a toilet-scrubber?! I mean, seriously, W?! T?! F?!
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Define "Baseball Hero"

Courtesy of Maddog's Maulers owner Michael Skoien comes this excellent article. Says Michael: "This story needs no explanation…it just needs to be read in its entirety. This is who a 'Baseball Hero' is…" Thanks, sir.
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Cubs Fan Numbskull May Not Be The Numbskull We Thought He Was

Commissioner Rube Furrow shared a Tweet that has since been taken down about a numbskull at a Cubs game who took a ball away from a kid sitting in front of him.

Except, maybe there's more to the story?

Of course,
there's always more to the story, which may explain why the original Tweeter took the original Tweet down.
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Heinous Be Heinousing

In this Sunday Morning Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?!, the heinous just keep on heinousing.

For the price of this pure idiocy, 10,000 vets could get a $1000 apartment for a year.


Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?! you complete and total asshats?! I mean, seriously, W?! T?! F?!
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Two Umpires Suspended After Teaming Up To Make Worst Call In History

Commissioner Rube Furrow sends us this bit of "Huh?!" from the Mexican league. With all the time Ulises Domínguez Solís and Rodolfo Pastrana Tejeda will have on their hands while suspended, maybe they can do Mexico's version of The Referee Pitman Show. What? You haven't seen The Referee Pitman Show?! You must watch it now. It reminds me of those guys from the Mexican league who called that a check swing.
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The Second Half

Here's where things stand as the second half of the season begins. Are you going to make a move or two to make a move in the standings?

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Vince Livernois Crowned 2018 All-Star Champ (Assuming We Tracked Things Correctly)

2018 All Star

He got the Home Run Derby Points. He got the Judge, Trout, and Springer HR points. He got the Sale, Severino, and Scherzer K points. And though his hitters struck out five times and his pitchers gave up a dong, those losses weren't too much fo keep Vince Livernois and his Citizen Inane from winning the 2018 All-Star Championship in the Santa Lechuga Power League, the first official championship awarded for the 2018 season.* And, man, what an All-Star Game! Ten total HRs and 23 total strikeouts Man. For his win, Vince pulls a cool 200 clams out of the coffers and the adoration of 35 other owners who wish they could have won 200 cool clams. (Since in the end it may be more than $200, depending on league trading activity, we will be delivered Vince's winnings at the end of the season.) Congratulations to Vince Livernois!

*This assumes we didn't make any mistakes. Which is to say, we may have messed up some of the math here since we had to manually enter each of those ten home runs and 23 strikeouts for every team in the league. If we made any mistakes, please notify us ASAP so that we can make corrections. You will find our tracking under the All-Star Stats tab in our
boffo spreadsheet!

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28 Teams Jump Ahead In All-Star Standings

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Twenty-eight teams took an early 250-point lead in the All-Star standings, which raises the question: "How the ever-loving eff do only 28 SLPL teams have Bryce Harper?!" Sure, he's not leading the league in HRs and he strikes out at an incredibly uncomfortable rate — Christ, is it possible he has 102 Ks already?!?! — but he's still a net positive of +127 so far this season, so, you know, he has that going for him. Oh, and the 2018 Derby trophy.

Anyway.

Who am I to talk? I'm sitting in third place in La División Culantro.

More
All-Star fun Tuesday night, after which will will crown our first championship of the season and hand out a $200 prize.

Good luck!

By the way, we're traveling tomorrow, which means we may not be able to announce the winner and update the website until Thursday morning. Sorry about that, folks.

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The All-Star Break Is Here!

2018 All Star

If you are unfamiliar, or just don't remember, here are the rules for the SLPL’s All-Star Championship, which will be crowned at the conclusion of the All-Star game Tuesday night:

How do I score points for the All-Star Standings?
During the Home Run Derby...

  • If a player on your roster wins the All-Star Home Run Derby, your team picks up 250 points

During the All-Star Game...
  • Hitters earn 150 points for every home run hit
  • Hitters lose 25 points for every K
  • Pitchers earn 25 points for every K
  • Pitchers lose 75 points for every homer surrendered

The team with the most combined points — Home Run Derby points plus All-Star Game points — will win the All-Star Championship.

BTW, points earned in this category are allocated exclusively to the All-Star Standings and are not allocated to the Overall Standings.

First up? Tonight's
Home Run Derby, worth 250 points.
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Idiots Be Idioting

In this Sunday Morning Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?!, heinous idiots just keep on idiotting.

They just can't help being craven heinous idiots.
Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?! you complete and total asshats?! I mean, seriously, W?! T?! F?!
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"Saturday Night" by The Lovers Key

You can't just have one The Lovers Key. I love these guys!

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"Who's the One You Love?" by The Lovers Key

Not Brit Pop, but damned if I didn't have to share it anyway. Released in 2014. You read that right. 2014. Man.

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"Laid" by James

It may be NSFW, but damned if it isn't an awesome tune.
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"Love Is the Drug" by Roxy Music

Bad video. Killer tune.


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Yes!

Man.


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Unreal Unfolding Thailand Situation

In this Sunday Morning Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?!, … HOLY HELL, WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THAILAND?!?!?!

Amazing stuff.
Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?! unreal unfolding situation in Thailand?! I mean, seriously, W?! T?! F?!
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"All You Good People" by Embrace

Worthy.


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"Champagne Supernova" by Oasis

Uh, huh.


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"One Day Like This" by Elbow

Yeah, this one is solid.


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Four Things for the 4th

First for the 4th, Happy 4th of July!

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Photo from Babes Love Baseball

Second for the 4th, as is our want and tradition, below is our favorite 4th of July video, one we love a whole bunch but really love because of this lyric: “I wrote a poem on a dog biscuit | And your dog refused to look at it | So I got drunk and looked at the Empire State Building | It was no bigger than a nickel …” Check this out:






Third for the 4th, here is SLPL Commissioner Rube Furrow (aka, Joe Livernois) giving it his best while conducting a rousing rendition of "Stars and Stripes Forever" with the Monterey Bay Symphony back in 2009:






Fourth for the 4th, we love this crowd-sourced video:





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"Paradise Circus" by Massive Attack

Can't ever get enough of this one.


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"The Only One I Know" by The Charlatans

More cool Brit Pop.


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Two Foul Balls. Again.

In this Sunday Morning Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?!, we wonder what's in the water (or beer) …

By way of Dongwhipped owner Kevin Klinkhamer in the Twitterverse (catch him at @kpklink78), we got a message saying "Not on consecutive pitches like the guy in Oakland, but still unbelievable this has occurred twice in one half of a season."


Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?! foul ball hitting hitters, can't you find somewhere else in the stadium to hit your foul balls, like, I don't know, maybe to literally anybody else in the stadium?! I mean, seriously, W?! T?! F?!
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"Poor Misguided Fool" by Starsailor

Continuing with my Brit Pop jag. Still wonder how these guys didn't hit bigger.


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"There Goes the Fear" by Doves

Let's keep the Brit Pop obsession going, so to speak.


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"The Scientist" by Coldplay

Even more cool Brit Pop.


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"Love Is the Law" by The Seahorses

More cool Brit Pop.


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Jim Wright Is a National Hero

This whole thread is worth studying.

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Um

In this Sunday Morning Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?!, we, um, well …

What to you even say?

Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?! public works. Seriously, W?! T?! F?!
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"I Wanna Be Adored" by The Stone Roses

Because, I'm in the mood.


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Kidding, Or Not?

Mar-a-Lago Orange Sox owner Joe Kelly sent this link, which is blazing the Internet today. So … kidding, or not?

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Even a Real Republican Understands What's Right

The whole thread is well-said.
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Even A Church Understands What's Right

There it is.
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Even A Bush Understands What's Right

Uh, yup.
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Father's Day? Sure, Let's Quote a Father

In this Sunday Morning Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?!, we ponder the topsy-turviness of the world …

It's a topsy-turvy world when we quote a priest, especially on Father's Day, but, I mean, he is a father. And he speaks truth. Read his whole Twitter thread below. Enjoy the other Tweets while you're at it.

Anyway, idiots, all the spineless and cowardly GOP senators and representatives who are allowing this to happen are complete complete and total idiots. So, too, is every single person who deludes themselves into thinking they hold any moral high ground while still supporting these heinous idiots in this administration who are creating concentration camps for children of desperate people seeking asylum. Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?! you absolute Foxtrotting, lowlife imbeciles. Seriously, W?! T?! F?!


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Heh

I love Twitter.

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This Bit of Wow!

Courtesy of Dongwhipped owner Kevin Klinkhamer, then later Mar-a-Lago Orange Sox owner Joe Kelly, comes this bit of wow, which Keven described as a real, true-to-life, legit Sunday Morning WTF?! since it happened last Sunday:

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"Storm" by Tim Minchin

Can't have this reminder too much.


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Dizzy Bat

Hey, is that Cameltowing, Inc., owner David "Eddie" Edison?


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Red Has Walked Into the Light

So Red Schoendienst has finally kicked the bucket, which means the St. Louis Cardinals are going to have to dig through some cellars to find a jersey they can parade around in their dugout for the next three months, a practice they have perfected over the years to glean maximum needed motivation from the corpses of their former players.

Meanwhile, we here at the SLPL don't glean motivation so much as points, points earned toward a death pool we created to make fun of the creepy Cardinals for their heinous practice. With Red's death, nine SLPL teams earning a minimum of 25 points for having him on their Hall of Fame Death Pool rosters at least once. Doc Ellis D owner Frank Sumrall and Donde Esta Mi Cerveza owner Tom Kinchus both earned 75 points, Frank for having Red on his roster three times and Tom for having him on his roster once plus earning 50 points for having the Magic Number of 6, which is the date of Red's death.

Here's how points are awarded for the HOF Death Pool.
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Thing of Beauty

Check this out, an immaculate inning.


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One Man Kneeling

That one man kneeling? Attaboy! Everyone else? You are vapid, craven, asswipe, Kool-Aid swilling idiots.

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Truckload of Crazy

In this Sunday Morning Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?!, we ponder the implications …

Paranoia, much?



That there is a truckload of crazy, all consolidated in writing onto a carefully-manicured if poorly-spelled crazy truck. Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?! crazed driver? Seriously, W?! T?! F?!

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Sorry About That, Chief

Sorry to have been dark for so long. I was traveling a slew and then came home with bad health issues that necessitated a stay in the hospital and featured a serious cancer scare that has since been downgraded to a pesky diverticulitis reality. "I'll take the latter for $1000, Alex." I'm home, I'm recovering, and I'm feeling much better, thankyouverymuch. Now, how are my Monos doing?
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This Makes Me Happy

Adopt. Don't buy.

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Sorry About That, Chief

We went inadvertently dark … a few days before we may have to go dark for several days. Wish us well.
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Who Hasn't Done This?

I mean, can you blame the guy?


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Street Fighter IRL

Well done.

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

In this Sunday Morning Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?!, we tame our default proclivities …

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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Stonekettle Rocks

Heh.


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That's One Way To Do It

Boy, this is painful. Not to watch, but to be the cameraman in in the red shirt.

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The Camel Run: Great New Between-Inning Entertainment

One great outcome of the camel towing auditions mentioned Sunday is that Endive Stadium will now feature cool between-inning entertainment, the Camel Run, where camels race between first and home. This guy looks to be an early favorite.


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Oppo Tacos Are Tasty

More fun from Dongwhipped owner Kevin Klinkhamer, who sent us this message: "SLPL down-on-the-farm report: Vlad Guerrero Jr. with the oppo taco...off a foxtrottin' tee!" Once again, thanks, Kevin!


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Doozy Doesn't Quite Do This Justice

Dongwhipped owner Kevin Klinkhamer sent us this message: "Ya know, we've really gotten away from posting instances like these the past couple years so might as well start again with a doozy." Thanks, Kevin!

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Let's Just Go Ahead and Give the Win to the Editors

Let's just go ahead and give the win to the editors in the Editors vs. Spellcheck Olympics, shall we?


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Tow Your Camels Elsehwere, Willya?

In this Sunday Morning Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?!, we ask an owner to take his show off the road …

So, er, Cameltowing, Inc. owner David Edison, do you suppose you can hold your auditions a bit further from Endive Stadium, especially so close to game time?



Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?!, Eddie?! You have to block traffic to all our fans just so you can run your cab company!?!? I mean, seriously, W?! T?! F?!

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$120 Million to Squeeze a Bag Into a Glass

It took me a year since it was released, but I finally discovered the Stupidest Thing Ever Created.


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Heathrow's Doing It Right On May the 4th

My flight to Alderaan is canceled? I wonder what's up?.


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Have a Seat

I'm not seeing what I'm not seeing.

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Hebei Could Stand to Have an SLPL Team

Translated, the Tweet reads"The world is a very interesting place full of ugly statues. This is in the Chinese province of Hebei." Needless to say we disagree.

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On the Fly, with None of This Weak Sauce Bounce Once or Twice Sierra!

Dongwhipped owner Kevin Klinkhamer sent us this awesome Tweet with the comment "People should get 20 points for Céspedes' HR on Saturday night. That is simply amazing...I mean, it's a covered garbage can!?!? And on the fly too, with none of that bounce once or twice Sierra!"
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Damnit, Man, You Gotta Hold the Damn Lead

In this Sunday Morning Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?!, we chide the dude we praised yesterday…

Yesterday, we praised Mike Skoien of Maddog's Maulers — one of our most enthusiastic owners — for taking over first place. Today, he's in second place.

Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?!, Mr. Enthusiasm?! You can't hold the lead for more than a day!?!? I mean, seriously, W?! T?! F?!

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This Makes Us Happy

Mike Skoien of Maddog's Maulers moved into first place today. This makes us happy. Mike is one of our most passionate and enthusiastic owners. He spent his first few years trying to get a feel for the league, but now he's playing it like a wily veteran, making adept trades and not spending them all early. Also, he's not chasing mirage players, folks who look good at the beginning of the year but whose home runs dissipate into thin air as you get closer to the end of the season.

Good work, Mike! Now, stay competitive!

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It's Been Done Before

Brutal but accurate.

Corpses of Dead Friends
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Extreme Farming

The caption has it all wrong. This is metal AF.
Farming...you’re doing it wrong!!!

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Elevator Weatherman

You think things are surreal, then sportsman Dave Jackson gets on.

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Goat Jerseys

Another cool Twitter account to follow. This one posts jerseys from every era and sport. For example, here's a jersey I remember seeing:

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Nize

Always love a no-no.

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Um. Erm. Maybe No?

In this Sunday Morning Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?!, we ponder our options …

Can I not go into the cage? If I go into the cage, can I keep my back against the back of the cage? Can I prevent the chum from getting in the cage with me? How about I just stay on the boat, eating the all-you-can-eat shark fin soup?


Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?!, thrill-seekers of the world?! I mean, seriously, W?! T?! F?!
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Fake News! Fake News! The Romaine Is Safe, I Tell You!

Over my cold, dead chompers!!!

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Now That's A Mural!

We don't even have an in-person draft, but if we did we would hold it at this location.

Lettuce Mural

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This Makes Me Happy

Music can do that.

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@MLBHR

Via Dongwhipped owner Kevin Klinkhamer, who forwarded it from Gus' Gaedel owner Julie Pankoke, comes this indispensable-to-any-SLPL-owner Tweet handle: @MLBHR. You're welcome.

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Yes, I Have Crumbled On the Toilet Before

In this Sunday Morning Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?!, we finally have a legit WTF?! …

I will not name the name of the restaurant that led to my having this reaction, but, yes, I have had this exact reaction:

Tank of corn collapses and starts fire
Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?!, restaurants that lead to this bathroom reaction?! I mean, seriously, W?! T?! F?!
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Trades Processed, Standings and Stats Updated, Divisions Aligned, Blog Entry Created, and ...

…we're sorry for the delay. It's been a wild coupla weeks, but we're up and running again, at least for a few days.

Hope you've all been well. Now, enjoy the season!

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Sunday Morning WTF?! Someone Is Not Happy We Moved Into Germany

In this Sunday Morning Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?!, we apologize for being dark … and then going dark again …

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?!

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How to: Make a Trade ... And, We Might Be Going Dark

As an owner of a shiny new 2018 Santa Lechuga team, it's important that you understand how this ol' boy of a fantasy league runs. So today we are talking about trades.

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.

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Some Administrative Stuff

With everything up and running and with you all able to navigate the site, we now need your help. Please:
  • 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.
That should take care of the administrative stuff. While we continue to update our blog to point out other stuff as we think about it over the coming days, we will also try to coax a State of the League address from our commissioner, Rube Furrow.

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.

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How to: Navigate Standings And Stats

If you haven't yet navigated to our standings, click "Standings and Stats" in the menu above (or the link below), then click through the tabs.

SLPL 2018 Stamdings

We encourage you to check in on the regular to keep track of what's happening in the league.

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Sunday Morning WTF?! Someone Is Not Happy We Moved Into Germany

In this, the first of this season's Sunday Morning Whiskey?! Tango?! Foxtrot?!, we revisit an oldie by a goodie.

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?!

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We're Up and Running!

Our website is up-and-running!

Our stats and standings are up-and-running! As before, are using a mambo-jumbo spreadsheet that is converted to a webpage, so look for the tabs at the bottom of the page to navigate the various pages of information, including how our whopping pot is calculated and distributed.

Please do us a favor and go to the Rosters tab to take a look-see at your roster. What are you checking for? To make sure we didn’t bungle anything, which is wicked-easy to do when you’re manually entering 15 players for 36 teams players. If we made a mistake, let us know by making a trade here and explaining our mistake in the Message at the bottom of that page.

Once again, welcome to the 2018 Santa Lechuga Power League! Good luck!

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Welcome to the 2018 SLPL Power League!

Thanks for joining the 2018 edition of the Santa Lechuga Power League! You will be happy to know:
  • We have 36 owners — same as last season — including two new co-owners and at least one wayward son who has returned to the league after being gone for a season or two
  • We have a whopping $3,500 pot!
  • Given said whopping pot, the minimum payout to any champ will be $175
  • Our website — your are looking at it right now — will be up-and-running fully by the end of the weekend
  • Our stats and standings should be up-and-running by the end of the weekend, too
Here are the standings from our stats provider through yesterday's big Opening Day:

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Welcome to the 2018 Santa Lechuga Power League! Good luck. We hope you enjoy the five-cent Tequila Poppers and our trademarked Cabbage-On-a-Stick!
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Weston Livernois Crowned 2017 SLPL HOF Death Pool Champ!

Hey, look at us! We give out money when the season begins!

With the first pitch of today’s first game, LetsPlayCatch owner Weston Livernois was officially* crowned the 2017 winner of the Phil Rizzuto Memorial Hall-of-Fame Death Pool, thereby officially closing out the 2017 season. “I would like to thank Bobby Doerr for allowing me to scrape $200 out of the pot. His death means a lot to me.” Weston said after being crowned champ. “And before you get all mad for saying that, look, I'm a senior in high school. Every dollar I earn means a lot to me.”

*When we say "officially," we mean that as of right now we know of no other Hall-of-Famers who died before today’s first pitch since Bobby Doerr walked into the Iowa cornfields last November. If news stories come through that someone kicked it before this afternoon’s games, we'll have to revise our officialness status and see what shakes out.

For Those Interested In Such Things
Here’s how the Hall-of-Fame Death Pool points are scored: 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.

And here’s how the Magic Number works: The team with the Magic Number closest to the Date-of-Death (DoD) will get an extra 25 points. If that team's Magic Number matches the DoD, the team will instead get 50 extra points.

For Those Creeped Out by Such Things
Here's how we justify to ourselves having a Hall-of-Fame Death Pool: "Their major contributions to the world already behind them, baseball Hall-of-Famers will never get the glory they received on the day they were inducted into the Hall-of-Fame until their funerals. We honor living HOFers by putting them into a Death Pool and hoping they will soon receive that final glorious moment in the sun … before they are buried or cremated."

Congratulations, Weston!
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The 2018 Season Has Officially Begun!


The SLPL Bobblehead-of-Lettuce


Good luck to one and all!

While we get our act together and set up the league, here are some MLB links — also found in the menu bar up top — you might find useful during the season:

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More Than $44,000 Reasons to Join



Looking for a reason to join the Santa Lechuga Power League? Over the past 17 seasons we have given owners more than $44,000 reasons.

44 Thoursand Reasons

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There's Still One 2017 Champ To Be Crowned


For those who don't know, the Santa Lechuga Power League features a Hall-of-Fame Death Pool. Click here to see how it works. As stated in the rules, each season's Death Pool runs from first pitch of one season to the first pitch of the following season, then the champ is crowned. This means that we still have one payout to make for the 2017 season. Currently, LetsPlayCatch owner Weston Livernois stands to win the $200 if he can hold onto the lead for a bit more than 24 hours.

Incidentally, if you're skeeved out by our Death Pool, you are not required to play. You can opt out by leaving the HOF portion of your roster submission blank.
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ICYMI: Join the SLPL In Six Easy Steps


The Santa Lechuga Power League is a campy little fantasy baseball league. 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. 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. Oh, and as a side bet we track the heartbeats of Hall-of-Famers in our exclusive (but entirely optional) Hall-of-Fame Death Pool. It’s that easy.

If you’re thinking about joining, here are six basic steps you need to complete to become a new owner:
  1. Learn the rules. Abide.
  2. See the payouts. Drool.
  3. Review our tutorial for picking a roster. Learn.
  4. Select your team and submit your roster. Good luck!
  5. Pay already. Like, before Opening Day so you can earn two free trades.
  6. 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 2018, wontchya? Before saying no, see this list of ten 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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FAQ About Paying Entry Fees Up Front


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?
Nope. 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 to asking owners to pay $100 up front?
None, really. Our Pots continue to be big. Heck, last year's pop was the biggest ever, $3,720. Nifty, right?

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 ended up with a higher proportion of owners who are real players and a lower proportion of apathetic owners (who always seem to be the ones who skip out on paying what they owe, anyway). Oh, and did we mention that our Pot last year got up to $3,720? Yeah, our owners got paid all that … and faster than previous seasons because we already had all the money to distribute.

Question: You mean payouts to champs didn't go down?
In fact, as mentioned above, payouts went up. A bunch. The minimum payout in 2017 was $175, which doubled the minimum payout from the 2014 season.

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...


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 March 29, 2018. That's when you need to have your rosters to us for this season.

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Join the SLPL In Six Easy Steps

The Santa Lechuga Power League is a campy little fantasy baseball league. 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. 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. Oh, and as a side bet we track the heartbeats of Hall-of-Famers in our exclusive (but entirely optional) Hall-of-Fame Death Pool. It’s that easy.

If you’re thinking about joining, here are six basic steps you need to complete to become a new owner:
  1. Learn the rules. Abide.
  2. See the payouts. Drool.
  3. Review our tutorial for picking a roster. Learn.
  4. Select your team and submit your roster. Good luck!
  5. Pay already. Like, before Opening Day so you can earn two free trades.
  6. 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 2018, wontchya? Before saying no, see this list of ten 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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Ten Reasons to Join the Santa Lechuga Power League

TL/DR (Too Long Didn't Read) version: You should join the league because reasons.

We have a good ten reasons to join the Santa Lechuga Power League. Getchyer rosters in by Opening Day, March 29, 2018. Recruit.

Now, the details:

While there are literally thousands of reasons to join the Santa Lechuga Power League -- last year alone the number of reasons equaled $3,720 -- we have listed our ten favorite reasons here.

Remember, you have until Thursday, March 29, at 1:05 pm Eastern time to submit your roster. Grab your spot quick-like by using this form.

Oh, and be sure to recruit some new owners. It's always fun to have a lot of fresh blood in the waters ... er ... fresh owners in the league.

Good luck picking your roster!
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Another Quick Note About Trades

For those who requested unlimited trades, yeah, sorry, that's not going to happen. Since every trade is entered manually, and since we don't get paid for doing any of that brutal and time consuming manual entry, we are keeping a limit. Upside: You can still trade up to 23 times — that’s nearly four trades per month — should you play your cards right. So, get to earning those free trades by paying early and get to recruiting three owners!

See the 2018 rules here | Submit a roster here | Pay your entry fee here | Adjust your roster here

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The 2018 Season Is Less Than Three Weeks Away!

The 2018 Santa Lechuga Power League season is less than three weeks away! We hope that your offseason was memorable, that your family is good, and that you missed us enough to want to join the 2018 season.

We have one big change to announce: Owing to several requests for us to allow more trades, we are going to allow up to seven more trades beyond the three extra trades we allowed last season.

So, here's how things will work to enter the league and to make trades:
  • The entry fee is $100, which must be paid in full up front. This covers your ownership fees ($20) and your first eight trades ($80).
  • If you pay your entry fee of $100 before Opening Day, March 29, 2018, you will earn two free trades.
  • If you don't pay your $100 entry fee before the season begins, you will have until April 12, 2018 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.
  • You can buy up to ten more trades at $10 per. However, a trade will not go into effect until the day after you submit the trade or the day after we receive payment, whichever is latest.
Here are key links:
As always, we are always an email away if you have questions or comments. We hope you can join us again this season!

See the 2018 rules here | Submit a roster here | Pay your entry fee here | Adjust your roster here

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