Saturday, April 4, 2009

First Annual Cleveland Sports Blogs Fantasy Baseball League

With Opening Day rapidly approaching (tomorrow!), CMCR is excited to announce the First Annual Cleveland Sports Blog Fantasy Baseball League. We've gathered some of the paramount Cleveland Sports Blogs around to compete in a head-to-head battle of armchair baseball knowledge.

We've created this league for two distinct purposes. First, this league is going to serve as a friendly competition and chance for all the websites involved to prove who has the greatest fantasy baseball knowledge along the banks of Lake Erie. Writing for a blog, it's easy to step into the shoes of Eric Wedge or Mike Brown and state how we might do things differently, while never really facing the repercussions of our decisions. Now, instead of merely writing about how knowledgeable we are about baseball, we'll actually have to prove it or suffer the verbal abuse of our peers. It's a chance for you to see our differing baseball philosophies in action.

The impressive list of sites participating in the league include:


Second, and more important than the self-serving purpose of above, this league is designed to be entertaining for the readers of all the participating sites. Weekly updates will be posted on this blog, and all season long you'll be able to follow every transaction and witty retort here. Many of the participating blogs in this league are quite well-connected and knowledgeable within baseball and may be even able to help you within your own fantasy leagues. I welcome any and all fantasy questions to be posted in the comments section below. Additionally, this league will also serve to unite several of the Cleveland Sports Blogs, hopefully creating better insights and interesting stories for all the Cleveland Sports fans out there reading.

Finally, not only will this league be available for you to follow, but as a loyal reader of CMCR, we are opening up the forum for your suggestions as to what the prize should be to the winner of this league. We've been considering having jerseys or t-shirts being made up of former Indians' greats -who wouldn't want to sport a Jerry Browne throwback? The individual who suggests the best prize may even be asked to compete next year. This league is for your entertainment - help us make it the best it can possibly be. Here's to a great season. Go Tribe!

5 comments:

Art Brosef said...

love the idea, looking forward to it.

on a different note, I saw the world wide leader had the tribe ranked 9th in their power rankings. seems a bit high

Alvaro Espinoza said...

The Tribe is always the sexy sleeper pick - or at least they have been for the past three seasons in the eyes of Buster Olney and Peter Gammons (who I think may have shirtless pictures of Grady above his bed) - I fear this may be a rougher season than initially expected pending the health of Hafner and to a lesser extent Kerry Wood

Woodard vs. Pedro said...

It does not allow me to view the league.

Alvaro Espinoza said...

Yeah - I'm an idiot and have to figure out how to make the league public otherwise it sort of defeats the purpose.

Ben said...

we'll see how long I actually remember to update my shit. I'm terrible early in the year due to the NBA playoffs...