no more manicures for me this season…

why, would my fingernails factor into a tout wars blog entry?

because i don’t have any more thx to the nail biter my team is having with’s mike siano.

swear, we have changed places maybe 10 times over the past three days, and it looks like there is no end in sight.

hopefully, over the rest of the season we can both chime in here and share our thoughts.

for now, i am in first by half a point. ugh. not enough./

i can pick up 2 points if justin masterson does his thing tonight and cops a win and 6-8 whiffs. if.

of course, like mike, i can lose 2-3 points with now rbi or a win somewhere else.

sigh. welcome to the teeter totter. to bad i cannot dig my nails into it. remember, i have none.


It’s September 17th and in a few minutes the Royals will tackle the Tigers. Tiger fans are interested due to having a magic number. Royals fans are also interested because they get to watch the brightest light in their 09′ season toe the rubber in Zack Greinke. I am REALLY interested because I am trying to win a fierce battle in AL Only Tout Wars with Lawr Michaels of Lawr is currently 0.5 points ahead of me with just a little over two weeks to go. I’ve lost count of how many times the lead has changed, some nights is has changed a handful if not more which is why every single at bat, every single pitch and every single break is vital. I got one such break last night  in Boston. Lawr and I are in first and second in wins separated by one win.

appreciate it A-Gon.
appreciate it A-Gon.

Joe Saunders who Lawr has was cruising and even though the Red Sox made a game of it late Saundo was still in line for the win until my new best friend Kevin Jepsen decided to go poopy in the bed. I laughed I cried and then I begged my players to score some runs!!! You see this battle between Lawr and I is not just about Wins it’s about almost every category. Matthew Berry of ESPN may be 9th overall but in the runs category we keep going back and forth. Right now he has me by one run which equals one point which would equal first place, get my drift? This is why it’s so important all owners put their best possible team on the floor no matter what place they are in because it matters. I could write all day about other near misses and great turns of events that have me going to bed in first and waking up in second and vice-versa, but we still have two plus weeks to go. Excruciating.

I’ll be back again with more ins and outs of our battle this is just the teaser……………………Siano

Mike Siano-Lawr Michaels Smackdown, er, conversation here.

It’s a dogfight in AL Tout, and the dogs are’s Mike Siano and’s Lawr Michaels. Rare is the day that both don’t spend some time in first place. Both will be blogging here, their darkest deepest thoughts. Maybe even murderous thoughts, now that I think about it. Follow the evidence here.

Tout AL 7/27 Swat


Rel Mills. $Claim R Rowland Smith ($19. Next Moyer 6 Peterson 5 Sheehan 2. Vickery: $7)
Rel R Hill. Claim C Meredith.
May not reclaim Matt Harrison, who is still on the 15 day DL.
DL Westbrook. $Claim Matt Palmer ($1. Next: $0. Vickery: $1)
Res Wise. Activate Gordon.
Cut Cunningham, if necessary.
Rel W Balentien. Res Anderson. $Claim C Gimenez ($4. Next: Collette $4. Vickery: $4)
Res Linebrink. $Claim J Sowers ($1. Next: $0. Vickery: $1)
Res Cormier. Act Ryan Perry.
Rel Dellucci. $Claim B Wallace ($1. Next: none Vickery: $1)
$Claim M Saunders. ($24. Next: Siano 20, Grey 19, Peterson 15, Erickson 15, Michaels 7, Berry 6, Moyer 6. Vickery: $21)
Res Griffey. Activate K Millar.
Res Brignac. Claim Valencia.
Res Olsen. Claim Coke.
CUTS: Olsen, Crowe
Res Kotsay. $Claim E Peterson ($13. Next: Colton 4, Sheehan 1. Vickery: $5)
Res C Davis. $Claim D Barton ($7. Next: Sheehan 2, Colton 2. Vickery: $3)
Res Millwood. Claim Tony Pena.
CUT: Kotsay
Res WOod. Cut Freel. $Claim LaRoche ($69. Next: Colton $60, Collette 32, Peterson 25, Moyer 21, Siano 20, Grey 19. Vickery: $61)
Res Mazzaro. Act Laffey.
Cut Salazar. Act C Guillen.
losing bid