Above: The members of the CDRL prepare (yesterday) for the 2011 fantasy baseball draft.
I love baseball. I know some people think it's too slow-moving, but that's one of its appeals -- just go to the ballpark, sit back, buy a hotdog and enjoy the game.
One thing that makes it more exciting is to play in a fantasy baseball league. I'm in two (plus some public online leagues that I play in so I can practice with their mock draft). One is with bridge players from Raleigh, one that we started it back in the Eighties. It's a straight draft and we redraft each year. I'm (ahem) the defending champ -- bragging rights with bridge players go a long way.
I'm also in a local Memphis league (CDRL) with keepers, an auction and 12 owners. This is my seventh year. Three years I was in rebuilding mode and did lousy. Twice I was second and once I was fourth.
We hold the draft at various places. One of the owners was the Director of Communications with the Memphis Redbirds (the AAA club of the St. Louis Cardinals) and twice we've held the draft at Autozone Park. Cool, no?
The guy left the Redbirds to start his own business and since then we've moved to other places. This year we met at the Fogelman Executive Center on the University of Memphis campus.
I won't bore you with my team -- I'm rebuilding this year and I have a lot of
Do you play fantasy baseball? Do you prefer a straight draft or an auction?
Image by MOJO and taken with my point and shoot. Have P&S, will travel.