You can tell that a fantasy team is in trouble when the owner is concerned about his backup outfielder. My backup outfielder is Michael Brantley of the Indians. It turns out Brantley is the latest victim of injuries on my team. This year’s victims include Alex Rodriguez, Mariano Rivera, Drew Stubbs, Ryan Howard, and Brett Gardner. This year’s disappointments include Roy Halladay, Albert Pujols, Frank Francisco, and Ervin Santana. I actually traded Pujols for Clayton Kershaw. That has worked out well. My biggest positive surprise has been Edwin Encarnacion’s power surge. I am currently 7th in the standings. I have a shot at 3rd place, but it is a long shot. There is always next year.
I have been a New York Yankees fan for my entire life. I have collected baseball cards for over 20 years. I did take a brief hiatus from 1996 to 2004. Nine years is brief, right? I prefer cards made after 2004. I also prefer cards that measure 2.5 in. by 3.5 in. I also have a thing against baseball cards that don't feature a baseball player. I collect all teams and players, even the Red Sox.