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Mark Buehrle Needs to Pitch Well Tonight

Never mind that we moved half a game above the Royals last night and are now third in the AL Central. Never mind that a win tonight will put us at .500 on the road this season, and I would like to be. 500 in at least one category.  Never mind that our offense has apparently gone to sleep (then again, they haven’t really been awake much this season) and that we essentially need a shutout every game in order to have a chance at winning. There is only one reason why Mark Buehrle had better turn in a stellar performance tonight.

I just picked him up for my fantasy team (which is named ‘The Ozzies’, har-har), and my ERA this week is 7.20, thanks to Mr. Justin Verlander and Mr. Heath Bell. I need a nice, round 0.00 posting to help lower that hideous number.

Counting on you, Mark. Don’t let me down.

Love always,

The Girl with the Awesome-sauce T-shirt (see above).

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The Results Are In!

Of my fantasy baseball draft, that is. This year, our league finally decided to do a live draft, which is nice, since we got to control who we got instead of Yahoo! randomly picking players for you. (Last year, Yahoo! selected Miguel Olivo as my starting catcher. He was not even starting on his own team.)

The Roster of The Ozzies (Quite the team name, I know)

C
(Det – C,1B) 
1B
(Mil – 1B) 
2B
(Tex – 2B) 
3B
(TB – 3B) 
SS
(Tex – SS) 
OF
(Mil – OF) 
OF
(NYY – OF) 
OF
(NYY – OF) 
Util
(CWS – OF) 
Util
(Min – 1B,3B,OF) 
SP
(Sea – SP) 
SP
(Det – SP) 
RP
(SD – RP) 
RP
(CWS – RP) 
P
(Phi – SP) 
P
(SF – SP) 
P
(CWS – SP) 
BN
(Bal – 2B) 
BN
(Bal – OF) 
BN
(LAD – 1B) 
BN
(NYM – 1B) 
 
 
I’m pretty pleased. My bench is a bit weak, but I absolutely love my pitching staff. And of course, the White Sox are well represented, with Pierre, Thornton, and Danks making my roster. I wanted to get Gordon Beckham with my last pick, but my friend snatched him up with the pick before me. Oh well.
 
So of course, the start of fantasy baseball season signals the start of REAL. LIVE. BASEBALL. I am so excited I could honestly start jumping up and down right now. All in all, this weekend seems like it will be very exciting, sports-wise. Prime-time on Thursday, the Giants will take on the Dodgers, and my favorite non-White Sox player, Tim Lincecum will take the mound. Then Friday is Opening Day for the ChiSox, and while I will not be able to watch it live, just knowing that real baseball is taking place thrills me. Lastly, on Saturday, the NCAA tournament will continue with the Final Four games, and I love the Final Four almost as much as I love the World Series. I have notified all my friends that they cannot contact me from 6-11 on Saturday night, when I will watch the battle of the underdogs, VCU and Butler, and then cheer on my homestate UConn Huskies. Don’t get too many sports weekends better than this.
 
Oh yeah, this is my 20th entry! I know my entries have come only about once a week lately, but please keep reading. I appreciate all of your comments and am so happy to have made it to this milestone 🙂