Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Jewish Fantasy Baseball: Week 9

I've been busy the last few weeks with birthdays, graduations, and yes, actual work. So I didn't check in on the "semites of swat" lately. And I should have, because while I was reveling in the joy of springtime, my ragtag crew of yamulke-wearing sluggers were putting on an impressive show. Like Moses triumphing over the Pharaoh, or David slaying Goliath, the Major League Jews have overcome incredible mismatches to find themselves tied for 1st place in the East division after 8 weeks.

Their run for the top began in week 6, when the Koufax Kids beat "Coming From Behind," 232-190. Kevin "The Knish" Youkilis easily took home the Adam's Life Sluggin' Semite of the Week award with a 12 for 32, 3 2B, 5 HR, 8 R, 10 RBI, BB, SB performance.

Sox 'em Rocks 'em came to town in week 7, but soon discovered that a team featuring David Ortiz and Josh Hamilton was no match for a chosen squad led by Ryan Braun and Ian Kinsler. Braun's 50 points (10 for 29, 2B, 3B, 6 HR, 8 R, 10 RBI, BB) tied with Lance Berkman for the team lead, and helped the Team Temple to a 269-222 victory. Braun's running out of room on his shelf for all the Sluggin' Semite of the Week awards he's collected.

The Mitzvah Men came back down to earth in a week 8 matchup against cmobaseball. An injury to Moises Alou, and weak performances all around spelled the end of the winning streak (some bad gefilte fish is rumored to be at fault). Only Ian Kinsler, who opted for the chopped liver instead, came through when needed. He only hit .243, but had a double, 3 HR, 6 R, 8 RBI, a BB and a SB, good for 36 points. Kinsler wins the Adam's Life Sluggin' Semite Award for week 8.

This week, the Tallis Troop faces wyometslover, whom they defeated in week 2. A victory could mean sole posession of first place in the division, while a loss would be worse than a broken sauna at the JCC. Stay tuned for more.

Division Standings:
--------------------------W L T PTS
Chipperfan08............4-4-0 1742
Major League Jews....4-4-0 1598
cmoBaseball.............2-6-2 1600
wyometslover............1-7-3 1617

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