My Bad Hairston Day

Alex Patton
A Bad Hairston Day
Tout Wars Mixed

The first thing you think – or ought to think – when you’re asked to join a 17-team mixed league is, man, that’s a tall mountain to climb. If you play it straight, you maybe have a one in-ten-chance of getting to the top, because at least that many of your opponents know as much as you do about major league baseball players and what they are capable of doing. The only way to increase your chances is to cheat. Continue reading “My Bad Hairston Day”

The Tout Wars Winners Predicted

By the Fantasy Sherpa

There was a man sitting in the back of the room during both drafts. He was quiet, didn’t eat any of the reserved cookies, and had a computer (as did most everyone else. It turns out he’s the Fantasy Sherpa (who knew?), and he has calculated the draft stadings based on his projections.

For the NL results, click here. Tristan Cockcroft had a good draft, which the Sherpa accurately reports, but it awards the prize to Nate Ravitz.

For the AL results, click here. He’s got Jason Grey finishing first, with Steve Moyer right behind. You can’t argue with that.

As a player, the value in the Sherpa’s exercise is outside corroboration of some elements of the fight. For me, it is the excess in wins that I (hope to) have, and an indication of the impact of the big bonus another regular player or two would bring me. Leagues are very rarely won on draft day, the saying goes, but they can be lost there.

Now it’s time to play.