"“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.”"
"–George S. Patton"
"“I won’t lie, I am awesome at Fantasy Baseball”–Colin Bennett"
A few months ago, in the midst of the Brewers off-season doldrums, the staff here at Reviewing the Brew created a Fantasy Baseball League. It gets a couple of things accomplished for us – for one, it allows us to talk about the ins and outs of the Fantasy Baseball universe with a more personal flair, it also allows me a chance to demoralize my staff in a healthy and fun way, and it futher allows our readers to join in on the fun for free.
Brooks Conrad is our unofficial league mascot. Because I’m going to make everybody else in the league look like him (Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports)
We are not wholly unaware that many of you probably think you know more about baseball than we do. We’re going to give three readers a chance to prove it.
Our league, gleefully titled “Dibs on Brooks Conrad” in honor of Curt’s undying love for the career .207 infielder, currently has seven teams. In the next two weeks, we will be choosing three fantasy gurus at random to participate in the long road to victory. They will be chosen from three different categories:
Option 1: The first E-Mail of the Week in our new mailbag section will be joined to the ranks. E-mail us a question about the Brewers (or really anything else) and we will feature it in our weekly Q&A article. The winner will be sent an e-mail in return with the password and draft date.
Option 2: Check our Facebook page, and leave us an awesome comment on the status pertaining to fantasy baseball. It can be funny, insightful, informative – whatever. Just get involved in the conversation and before you know it, you may be in the thick of battle with the Reviewing the Brew staff.
Option 3: Send us a tweet, with the hashtag #LetMePlay describing just why you think you would take first place in our league. Don’t hold back – Ive been talking an awful lot of crap to the rest of the league and it has only existed for about 48 hours.
Now, on to the good stuff: prizes! Should a reader somehow manage to beat me (or one of other staff members) they will have a chance to win a fabulous prize. Here’s how it breaks down:
1st Prize: The Grand Wizard of Fantasy Baseball not only wins an invitation to next year’s competition and the knowledge that they stomped our staff, but along with that will come an authentic Game Day Hat. We will also probably ask you not to speak to ill of us for being so terrible.
2nd Prize: You almost made it. You almost got to the top of the mountain, and you should be rewarded for your efforts. To show you how well we think you did, you will win a set of Brewers Pint Glasses to drink away your sorrows until next season.
3rd Prize: Let’s be honest, there’s no reason to be happy about finishing third. I finished third in my league two years ago, and it was because I stopped paying attention in July (what can I say? I draft well). So to show you just how worthless a third place finish is, I will personally send you a Derrick Turnbow signed baseball in a tasteful display case. I have, like, three of them. I don’t know why.
So we hope you’ll join us in our quest for Fantasy Baseball domination. Its going to be a good time filled with thrilling competition, reckless bragging, and the chance to win fantastic prizes.
There can be only one champion.