Wednesday, July 11, 2007

A Quick JFB Update

Ryan Braun, Jewish Superstar

At the All-Star break, it's looking like a difficult time to be the owner of an All-Jewish Fantasy Baseball team. Ian Kinsler joined David Eckstein on the disabled list, and I found myself in the difficult position of not having a second baseman. Who could I choose to replace him? JFB fans, welcome St. Louis 2nd Baseman Adam Kennedy. Yeah, I know. He sucks. And unless he's like Virginia senator George Allen, he's not Jewish. But his first name is Adam, and so is mine. And there's no other 2nd baseman in the major leagues who even sounds like he belongs to the chosen people.

That being said, the two weeks before the break saw their ups and downs. The Major League Mensches, led by Ryan Braun, Kevin Youkilis and Lance Berkman, sheared the Fighting Sheep, 236 to 186. Week 9 Adam's Life Sluggin Semite: Ryan Braun (12 for 27, 5 2B, 2 HR, 6 R, 7 RBI, 2 BB, 2 SB)

Week 10, with no one playing second base and minimal output by subs Kotchman and Geoff Blum, the Torah Team fell 147.5 to 56 to the costco fubars. Week 10 Adam's Life Sluggin Semite: You guessed it... Ryan Braun (11 for 30, 2B, 4 HR, 6 R, 7 RBI, BB, 2 SB)

At the break, our brave minyan of baseball heroes finds itself at 3 wins and 7 losses, 6 games out of first place. But with injured stars returning, and the addition of prophet Moises "Moses" Alou, the future is looking as bright as the Shabbos candles.

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