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    Sign up here for NYYFans.com Fantasy Baseball 2003!

    Well, I thought the title said it all, but . . .

    If you're interested in playing in a NYYFans.com Fantasy League this year, please sign your name up on this thread. There will almost certainly be a first-come, first-served basis, so the sooner the better. Things to bear in mind before you hit the "Submit" button:

    1) There will probably be a fee to play, the entirety of which should go towards Jim F. and this marvelous website. The only exception will be if we need the cash to create a Yahoo league, or if we wish to fund a prize for the winner. If you are unable or unwilling to pay this fee (which was $10 this year, and will certainly not be more tha $20 this year), please note it in your response. Remember - without NYYFans.com, there'd be no league, so we feel that we owe it to Jim to give something back.

    2) The league this year is being designed as a keeper league, with the ability to hold onto a few players for the 2004 season. If you are not interested in being part of a keeper league, and only wish to play for the 2003 season, you should again note it in your response. If you don't want to play as a keeper, you may still be able to play as a one-year owner, so be honest.

    3) There is currently a blueprint document for the league rules and format on this forum - please take the time to read through it. If you feel that the rules are not to your liking, then you can raise any issues on the thread, but if you find the whole structure impossible to live with, you should probably not sign up, as the basic head-to-head league format seemed to work well last year, and I would imagine we're sticking with it.

    4) We welcome first-time players, who will be given (relatively) impartial advice and help. Fantasy baseball is a great way to learn more about the game, and all skill levels were represented in last year's league.

    5) No commissioner has been selected for the 2003 season yet. As the 2002 commissioner, I am working to get the 2003 season started, but there will later be an election for the 2003 commissioner. As such, enquiries about rules/technicalities can be directed to myself or Bozidar in the first instance, but any of last year's owners will respond to a query on this forum. Ask away.

    6) IMPORTANT - Please do not sign up unless you inted to play a whole season. If you're the type who gets bored or depressed after a couple of losses, then go play Tic-Tac-Toe or something. It's not fair to the other players to get bored and wander off just because you're not doing so well.

    It's fun, it's damn near free, and you get to beat up on your fellow forumers. Put your name on the thread, damnit.

    Mods: Please stickify this thread, and de-stickify the 2002 threads from this forum. I will place a notice in the "Just Conversation" forum - this can be locked if it is felt to be inappropriate, or left open for comments.

    Be seeing you,

    Saxmania
    Last edited by Saxmania; 02-03-03 at 07:58 AM.

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    Bazinga Hitman23's Avatar
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    I nominate Sax for Commish! He seems to know what he is doing

    ok, so I'm in. (comment edited by me because I'm a moron)
    My team name is going to be "Evil Empire"
    Last edited by Hitman23; 02-03-03 at 04:52 PM.
    Thank you, 2013-2014 New York Rangers for a great season!

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    B-B.com Bench Coach patrick.o's Avatar
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    Count me in.

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    im in

    actually....steve will be paying for me (thanks man)...

    my team name: Dawgs from Easton

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    Count me in.

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    Let's Go Yankees!!! Bozidar's Avatar
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    Hey, now we're talking, count me in!!

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    Bazinga Hitman23's Avatar
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    why am I the only dumbass to put his name in the thread. am I the only one paying attention here??

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    Originally posted by Hitman23
    why am I the only dumbass to put his name in the thread. am I the only one paying attention here??
    eh....my custom title says it all

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    Originally posted by Hitman23
    why am I the only dumbass to put his name in the thread. am I the only one paying attention here??
    I think you might have misinterpreted what Sax meant by "put your name on the thread"! You sound like you're at an AA meeting

    "Hi, my name's Steve and I have a fantasty sports problem"

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    Bazinga Hitman23's Avatar
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    Originally posted by patrick.o

    I think you might have misinterpreted what Sax meant by "put your name on the thread"! You sound like you're at an AA meeting

    "Hi, my name's Steve and I have a fantasty sports problem"
    well then what did he mean??

    Everyone is just putting "I'm in" or whatever. Did he mean the team name??

    (That did sound kinda silly, didn't it )
    Thank you, 2013-2014 New York Rangers for a great season!

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    B-B.com Bench Coach patrick.o's Avatar
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    I think he meant "sign up!" as opposed to "when you sign up put down your name". I could be wrong though. If I am then my name's patrick And yes, I do have a fantasy sports problem

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    Sign me up for my second season!

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    Buckeyes suck. Coney36's Avatar
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    Of course I'm in...

    (eh hem, will I be the lone gal again? )

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    I think I would like to play!
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    Oh yeah, things are always better when Randi's around.

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    Originally posted by Hitman23

    well then what did he mean??
    Really, who knows these days? Being highly caffeinated and spending most of my time tripping over moving boxes does things to my already-fragile intellect. My bad. I'll be fine by Opening Day.

    Actual name not essential, to be honest, but putting down your team name is a very good idea. A couple of ideas:

    1) Try not to just make your name similar to an actual MLB team name. Very uninteresting, and we'll probably end up with 14 teams called YANKEESROCK or something. Clever parodies are fine, but for the love of Pete Rose, please make them interesting and original. We've all heard about the Mutts and the BloSux, thanks.

    2) It would help if team names were plural nouns, as in "Saxmania's Swingers", "Cunning Linguists", or "Alberquerque Chipmunks", rather than weird conglomerations of letters like NY#25OK1961. Just makes it easier to abbreviate, and a little more fun to write about. Obviously, you can choose any name you like (as long as it isn't obsence or inflammatory), but I just thought it would make other people's lives easier. To be honest, I always hated the way other sports have team names like "Heat" or "Clash" - how can a bunch of people be called "Heats"? But if you can call them "Cardinals" or "Bashers", it seems to make more sense.

    These are only ideas - I don't mean to be fussy about it. Just a personal thing, really.

    Steve, I think your name is absolutely inspired (I'm actually a little jealous), I'm just wondering if there's any plural noun we can use? "Evil Empire" is a fantastic name. Hmmm. You can't really be "Emperors", since there can by definition only be one Emperor. Any ideas?

    Current sign-ups are below. We're already half-way to a new league - pretty good goin', people. A '?' means that I haven't had confirmation of your team name - previous owners are free to alter theirs or continue with the old one.

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    1.	Saxmania		Saxmaniaís Swingers		SIGNED UP
    2.	Hitman23		Evil Empire			SIGNED UP
    3.	patrick.o		The Naked Truth			SIGNED UP
    4.	YanksRockMan	Dawgs from Easton			SIGNED UP
    5.	#1PaFan		Cunning Linguists			SIGNED UP
    6.	Bozidar		Juniorís Bashers			SIGNED UP
    7.	yankeesrule2000	NY Bombers			SIGNED UP		
    8.	Coney36		Michigan Wolverines		SIGNED UP
    9.	Yankchic22	Newburgh Naughties			SIGNED UP
    10.	Ansky39		Lordz of Flatbush			SIGNED UP
    11.	SanFrANSKY	9 Angry Playaz			SIGNED UP
    12.	joltinjo		Italian Ice			SIGNED UP
    13. 	YanksAgain	Mattingley's Hitmen		SIGNED UP
    14.	BrianNYYanks	Fishing with Mendoza		SIGNED UP
    15.	terry14420	Senators				SIGNED UP
    16.	Soriambi		New York Squeaks			SIGNED UP
    17.	Big_E		The Larrupin Lous			SIGNED UP
    18.	BANZAIMATSUI	The 4 Horsemen			SIGNED UP
    Hey, YRM, I'm honored, and possibly blushing. Your check is in the mail.

    Seriously, I think we should wait until entries close before people put their names forward for the vote, so anyone who wants to be commish shouldn't feel shut out. Also, there will certainly be room for at least one Assistant Commissioner, possibly a Minor Leagues Commissioner, and maybe even a Reporter, so if you want to help out, you'll almost certainly get a shot.

    Keep 'em coming!

    Be seeing you,

    Saxmania
    Last edited by Saxmania; 03-15-03 at 01:21 PM.

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    Originally posted by Yankchic22
    I think I would like to play!
    no offense, i don't know you from adam (or eve), but please only put your name forward if you're serious about playing.

    We had over 30 people 'sign up' last year, but had to scrape, tooth and nail, to get enough for an 18 team league.

    I guess i'm saying, join if you're 'sure' you want to play. Thanks

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    Boz is right - I should have emphasized this in the first post - we need people who are certain that they'll play, and pay the fee if one is introduced (certainly not more than $20, all to Jim F.) We're not implying that you're not serious, but it was an omission on my part not to make it plain.

    In fact, Boz understated the case - over 50 people signed up last year, and we barely managed to create a 15 team league! Or does that cast doubts on our organisational skills?

    Be seeing you,

    Saxmania

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    Sorry to be difficult but my football commisioner dubbed my team The Naked Truth (long story, more to do with naked than with truth!) and I'd like to stick with it.

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    Fair enough. I'll just call you the Nudes.

    Damn, I'm in the zone. Next!

    Be seeing you,

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    Let's Go Yankees!!! Bozidar's Avatar
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    yeah, i'll be returning as The Bashers.

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    The Commish YanksRockMan's Avatar
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    sax...ill be the reporter if ya want

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    sax...yea....easton's mascot is the red rover...but we are the dawg pound

    yea...Easton Dawg Pounders is a cooler name

    oh yea....is ansky or anybody from last year coming back also?

    yea...i wiped out YRMbombers2003...too original

    if you say Easton Dawg Pounders is too long, then Easton Dawgs is fine

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    Bazinga Hitman23's Avatar
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    Originally posted by #1PaFan
    Count me in.
    You may be a Cunning Linguist, but I'm a Master Debator. cool team name!

    Sax, does it need to be plural? I really like my name!!
    Thank you, 2013-2014 New York Rangers for a great season!

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    Let's Go Yankees!!! Bozidar's Avatar
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    Originally posted by Hitman23
    Sax, does it need to be plural? I really like my name!!
    the name is fine

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    Yep, Sax, I'll stick with mine for now.

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