Sorry that I haven't posted on here lately. Been busy with lots of things including my college basketball blog. First and foremost, Matt is 29 inches and 21 pounds, and simply a happy kid. He actually sits on my lap as we go thru all the stories and games on Sesame Street's website. Its simply a great site. Also Matt loves the computer mouse. No, he hasn't tried to put it in his mouth...yet.
Second, I have got hooked on a baseball simulation site, called WhatIfSports.com. Its great, for sixty bucks you can play in five leagues. The leagues are mostly open leagues (with some private and theme leagues) with 162 game seasons. You get a $80 million cap to spend on 25 players. I have learned very quickly the following; as far as pitching, you need three great starters who throw about 250 innings plus, have low HR and walk ratios, plus a really good setup man and closer. Its best to have old time pitchers like Three Fingers Mordecai Brown, Addie Joss among others. Walter Johnson's rookie year is my closer for a couple of leagues. As for hitting, you should get high OBP guys and guys that can field especially with A- or better range. I do try to get two power hitters who have B range. Guys I love are Willie Wilson, Richie Ashburn, Juan Gonzalez and Mike Sweeney.
How are my teams doing? Well the first team, Baseball Bugs was 82-80. The second team I had, Baseball Bugs III (Baseball Bugs II was a spring training team as I tested somethings out) was 85-77. My third team, the Wile Coyotes, won 94 games made the playoffs, winning a tiebreaker game from a team that has won 65 championships (yes, that is correct 65) overall after being down 3 games with 3 to play. It then went onto win its Division Series after being down 2-0 in a best of five, then won the league championship series after being down 2-0 . It lost in the world Series but I made a Tournament of Champions. So considering it was my third team in this simulation league, not bad. My fourth team, the LI Daffy Ducks, won 95 games, finished first in its division, and has just won its Division Series after being down 2-1 in a best of five. I have 3 other teams in this site right now. Its early, but two are in first place in their divisions. The other is in third place in its division. In that same division is another team from the guy that I beat who has the 65 championships, plus another guy ahead of me has won 6 championships. I have a feeling that I am not making the playoffs in that league.
Its nice to see the weather get warm. I already have done some yard work and some seeding in the front and on the side. The backyard is next. The flowers are already out in the garden and I got Chelle some pansies and tulips for her. Next on the list is primrose. I have a simple philosophy. If it doesn't flower, its gone. Thus a couple of little bushes in the front are on my hit list. :-)
Other than that, its a nice break week. No school which means I can come in later...ok later for me is 8:15. I got to feed Matt this morning, which is so much fun. Has to work on not moving his head..Oatmeal on the cheek, not pleasant..
There will be more pictures on the photo album link on the left side shortly. TTFN