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Hanks Blog Baseball League 2009

THANKS TO ALL YOU DUDES FOR GETTING THIS DRAFT DONE SO QUICKLY! THE ROSTERS ARE LOADED — LET’S GET IT ON!

First round

1. Casey: Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS

2. Heelatious: Hanley Ramirez, SS, FLA

3. Hanks: Albert Pujols, 1B, STL

4. Yates: David Wright, 3B, NYM

5. Herman: Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY

6. Massey: Josh Hamilton, OF, TEX

7. Schoenberger: Jose Reyes, SS, NYM

8. Heelsfan: Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI

9. Flagan: Grady Sizemore, OF, CLE

10. Capps: Miguel Cabrera, 1B/3B, DET

11. BHatcher: Ryan Braun, OF, MIL

12. Pollock: Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI

Second round

13. Pollock: Carlos Lee, OF, HOU

14. BHatcher: Chase Utley, 2B, PHI

15. Capps: Tim Lincecum, P, SF

16. Flagan: Lance Berkman, 1B, HOU

17. Heelsfan: Ian Kinsler, 2B/OF, TEX

18. Schoenberger: Johan Santana, P, NYM

19. Massey: C.C. Sabathia, P, NYY

20. Herman: Carlos Beltran, OF, NYM

21. Yates: Alfonso Soriano, OF, CHC

22. Hanks: Ichiro Suzuki, OF, SEA

23. Heelatious: Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN

24. Casey: Kevin Youkilis, 1B, BOS

Third round:

25. Casey: Roy Halladay, P, TOR

26. Heelatious: Manny Ramirez, OF, LAD

27. Hanks: Cole Hamels, P, PHI

28. Yates: Prince Fielder, 1B, MIL

29. Herman: Evan Longoria, 3B, TAM

30. Massey: Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN

31. Schoenberger: Nick Markakis, OF, BAL

32. Heelsfan: Matt Holliday, OF, Oak

33. Flagan: Aramis Ramirez, 3B, CHC

34. Capps: Brandon Webb, P, ARI

35. BHatcher: Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY

36. Pollock: Brian Roberts, 2B, BAL

Fourth round

37. Pollock: B.J. Upton, OF, TAM

38. BHatcher: Alexei Ramirez, 2B, CHW

39. Capps: Joe Mauer, C, MIN

40. Flagan: Chad Billingsley, P, LAD

41. Heelsfan: Jason Bay, OF, BOS

42. Schoenberger: Chipper Jones, 3B, ATL

43. Massey: Carlos Quentin, OF, CHW

44. Herman: Vladimir Guerrero, OF, LAA

45. Yates: Matt Kemp, OF, LAD

46. Hanks: Carl Crawford, OF, TAM

47. Heelatious: Curtis Granderson, OF, DET

48. Casey: Magglio Ordonez, OF, DET

Fifth round:

49. Casey: Bobby Abreu, OF, LAA

50. Heelatious: Dan Haren, P, ARI

51. Hanks: Jake Peavy, P, SD

52. Yates: Francisco Liriano, P, MIN

53. Herman: Cliff Lee, P, CLE

54. Massey: Chris Davis, 3B/1B, TEX

55. Schoenberger: Derrek Lee, 1B, CHC

56. Heelsfan: Felix Hernandez, P, SEA

57. Flagan: Alex Rios, OF, TOR

58. Capps: Jonathan Papelbon, P, BOS

59. BHatcher: Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, SD

60. Pollock: Bryan McCann, C, ATL

Sixth round

61. Pollock: Shane Victorino, OF, PHI

62. BHatcher: Russell Martin, C, LAD

63. Capps: Hunter Pence, OF, HOU

64. Flagan: Dan Uggla, 2B, FLA

65. Heelsfan: Joey Votto, 1B, CIN

66. Schoenberger: Robinson Cano, 2B, NYY

67. Massey: Geovany Soto, C, CHC

68. Herman: Scott Kazmir, P, TAM

69. Yates: Derek Jeter, SS, NYY

70. Hanks: Roy Oswalt, P, HOU

71. Heelatious: James Shields, P, TAM

72. Casey: Jorge Posada, C, NYY

Seventh round:

73. Casey: Michael Young, SS, TEX

74. Heelatious: Jose Lopez, 2B, SEA

75. Hanks: Joe Nathan, P, MIN

76. Yates: David Ortiz, DH, BOS

77. Herman: Josh Beckett, P, BOS

78. Massey: Zack Greinke, P, KC

79. Schoenberger: John Lackey, P, LAA

80. Heelsfan: Mariano Rivera, P, NYY

81. Flagan: Francisco Rodriguez, P, NYM

82. Capps: Daisuke Matsuzaka, P, BOS

83. BHatcher: Brad Lidge, P, PHI

84. Pollock: Jacob Ellsbury, OF, BOS

Eighth round

85. Pollock: Rich Harden, P, CHC

86. BHatcher: A.J. Burnett, P, NYY

87. Capps: Chris Young, OF, ARI

88. Flagan: Yovani Gallardo, MIL

89. Heelsfan: Jon Lester, P, BOS

90. Schoenberger: Ryan Doumit, C, PIT

91. Massey: Joakim Soria, P, KC

92. Herman: Rafael Furcal, SS, LAD

93. Yates: Nate McLouth, OF, PIT

94. Hanks: Aubrey Huff, 3B/1B/DH, BAL

95. Heelatious: Victor Martinez, C/1B, CLE

96. Casey: Adam Dunn, OF, WAS

Ninth round:

97. Casey: Joba Chamberlain, P, NYY

98. Heelatious: Adrian Beltre, 3B, SEA

99. Hanks: Stephen Drew, SS, ARI

100. Yates: Jermaine Dye, OF, CHW

101. Herman: Lastings Milledge, OF, WAS

102. Massey: Ryan Dempster, P, CHC

103. Schoenberger: Corey Hart, OF, MIL

104. Heelsfan: Garrett Atkins, 3B, COL

105. Flagan: Bengie Molina, C, SF

106. Capps: Edinson Volquez, P, CIN

107. BHatcher: Jose Valverde, P, HOU

108. Pollock: Carlos Marmol, P, CHC

10th round

109. Pollock: Jonathan Broxton, P, LAD

110. BHatcher: Ryan Ludwick, OF, STL

111. Capps: Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL

112. Flagan: Jayson Werth, OF, PHI

113. Heelsfan: Kerry Wood, P, CLE

114. Schoenberger: Brian Fuentes, P, LAA

115. Massey: Ervin Santana, P, LAA

116. Herman: Placido Polanco, 2B, DET

117. Yates: Ted Lilly, P, CHC

118. Hanks: Carlos Pena, 1B, TAM

119. Heelatious: B.J. Ryan, P, TOR

120. Casey: Carlos Zambrano, P, CHC

11th round:

121. Casey: Jhonny Peralta, SS, Cle

122. Heelatious: Bobby Jenks, P, CHW

123. Hanks: Howie Kendrick, 2B, LAA

124. Yates: Adam Wainwright, P, STL

125. Herman: Yadier Molina, C, STL

126. Massey: Mike Aviles, 2B, KC

127. Schoenberger: Torii Hunter, OF, LAA

128. Heelsfan: Pablo Sandoval, 1B/C, SF

129. Flagan: J.J. Hardy, SS, MIL

130. Capps: Jay Bruce, OF, CIN

131. BHatcher: David Price, P, TAM

132. Pollock: Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS

12th round

133. Pollock: Scott Baker, P, MIN

134. BHatcher: Francisco Cordero, P, CIN

135. Capps: Chone Figgins, 3B, LAA

136. Flagan: Ricky Nolasco, P, FLA

137. Heelsfan: Andre Ethier, OF, LA

138. Schoenberger: Derek Lowe, P, ATL

139. Massey: Matt Capps, P, PIT

140. Herman: Javier Vazquez, P, ATL

141. Yates: Chris Iannetta, C, COL

142. Hanks: Johnny Damon, OF, NYY

143. Heelatious: Raul Ibanez, OF, PHI

144. Casey: Mark DeRosa, 2B/3B/OF, CLE

13th round:

145. Casey: Melvin Mora, 3B, BAL

146. Heelatious: Aaron Harang, P, CIN

147. Hanks: Matt Cain, P, SF

148. Yates: Trevor Hoffman, P, MIL

149. Herman: Randy Johnson, P, SF

150. Massey: Xavier Nady, OF, NYY

151. Schoenberger: Kevin Slowey, P, MIN

152. Heelsfan: Gil Meche, P, KC

153. Flagan: Carlos Delgado, 1B, NYM

154. Capps: James Loney, 1B, LAD

155. BHatcher: Brad Hawpe, OF, COL

156. Pollock: Vernon Wells, OF, TOR

14th round

157. Pollock: Ryan Theriot, SS, CHC

158. BHatcher: Chien-Ming Wang, P, NYY

159. Capps: Rick Ankiel, OF, STL

160. Flagan: Matt Garza, P, TAM

161. Heelsfan: Chad Qualls, P, ARI

162. Schoenberger: Conor Jackson, 1B/OF, ARI

163. Massey: Adam LaRoche, 1B, PIT

164. Herman: Cameron Maybin, OF, FLA

165. Yates: Heath Bell, P, SD

166. Hanks: Brian Wilson, P, SF

167. Heelatious: Mike Gonzalez, P, ATL

168. Casey: Aaron Miles, 2B/SS, CHC

15th round:

169. Casey: Ramon Vazquez, 3B/SS, PIT

170. Heelatious: Josh Johnson, P, FLA

171. Hanks: Mike Napoli, C, LAA

172. Yates: Jim Thome, DH, CHW

173. Herman: Carlos Gomez, OF, MIN

174. Massey: Justin Verlander, P, DET

175. Schoenberger: Max Scherzer, P, ARI

176. Heelsfan: Justin Upton, OF, ARI

177. Flagan: Huston Street, P, COL

178. Capps: Matt Lindstrom, P, FLA

179. BHatcher: Denard Span, OF, MIN

180. Pollock: Adam Jones, OF, BAL

16th round

181. Pollock: Hiroki Kuroda, P, LAD

182. BHatcher: Jorge Cantu, 3B/1B, FLA

183. Capps: Joel Hanrahan, P, WAS

184. Flagan: Eric Bedard, P, SEA

185. Heelsfan: Orlando Cabrera, SS, OAK

186. Schoenberger: Clayton Kershaw, P, LAD

187. Massey: Pat Burrell, OF, TAM

188. Herman: Manny Corpas, P, COL

189. Yates: Joey Devine, P, OAK

190. Hanks: Frank Francisco, P, TEX

191. Heelatious: Coco Crisp, OF, KC

192. Casey: John Danks, P, CHW

17th round:

193. Casey: Mike Cameron, OF, MIL

194. Heelatious: Carlos Guillen, 3B/1B, DET

195. Hanks: Brett Myers, P, PHI

196. Yates: Kelly Johnson, 2B, ATL

197. Herman: Alex Gordon, 3B, KC

198. Massey: Milton Bradley, OF, CHC

199. Schoenberger: George Sherrill, P, BAL

200. Heelsfan: Orlando Hudson, 2B, LAD

201. Flagan: Shin-Soo Choo, OF, CLE

202. Capps: Willy Tavares, OF, CIN

203. BHatcher: Clint Barmes, 2B/SS/3B

204. Pollock: Chris Perez, P, STL

18th round

205. Pollock: Chase Headley, OF, SD

206. BHatcher: Matt Wieters, C, BAL

207. Capps: Elijah Dukes, OF, WAS

208. Flagan: Randy Winn, OF, SF

209. Heelsfan: John Baker, C, FLA

210. Schoenberger: Delmon Young, OF, MIN

211. Massey: Justin Duchscherer, P, OAK

212. Herman: Mark Reynolds, 3B, ARI

213. Yates: Mark Buehrle, P, CHW

214. Hanks: Miguel Tejada, SS, HOU

215. Heelatious: Ramon Hernandez, C, CIN

216. Casey: Brad Ziegler, P, OAK

19th round:

217. Casey: Chris Volstad, P, FLA

218. Heelatious: Khalil Greene, SS, STL

219. Hanks: Brandon Morrow, P, SEA

220. Yates: Edwin Encarnacion, 3B, CIN

221. Herman: John Smoltz, P, BOS

222. Massey: Paul Konerko, 1B, CHW

223. Schoenberger: Rickie Weeks, 2B, MIL

224. Heelsfan: David DeJesus, OF, KC

225. Flagan: Grant Balfour, P, TAM

226. Capps: Jered Weaver, P, LAA

227. BHatcher: Chris Carpenter, P, STL

228. Pollock: Troy Percival, P, TAM

20th round

229. Pollock: Casey Kotchman, 1B, ATL

230. BHatcher: Michael Bourn, OF, HOU

231. Capps: Kelly Shoppach, C, CLE

232. Flagan: Jose Arredondo, P, LAA

233. Heelsfan: Jair Jurrjens, P, ATL

234. Schoenberger: Freddy Sanchez, 2B, PIT

235. Massey: Adam Lind, OF, TOR

236. Herman: Yunel Escobar, SS, ATL

237. Yates: Eric Byrnes, OF, ARI

238. Hanks: Jed Lowrie, SS/3B, BOS

239. Heelatious: Felipe Lopez, 2B, ARI

240. Casey: Kevin Gregg, P, CHC

171 Responses to Hanks Blog Baseball League 2009

  1. heelatious says:

    Is Humphrey on the clock?

  2. Bryan Hanks says:

    Unfortunately, yes. I have sent him an e-mail and this message at the top of this post; if he doesn’t respond by 1 p.m., he’s out of the league.

  3. bhatcher says:

    I’ll just take his spot and go with hanley r.

  4. heelatious says:

    Shut up hatch, I’m 45 minutes away from being bumped up to #2.

  5. randycapps says:

    I thought he said last night in a post that he e-mailed it in?

  6. ECPirates11 says:

    I saw him post that as well RC. I’m not in the league but everyone knows baseball is my thing so I’ll be keeping up, at least with the draft haha.

  7. Bryan Hanks says:

    RC — I saw that he wrote that, too. But he didn’t e-mail me a pick (I even checked my spam filter) and he now has 24 minutes.

  8. bhatcher says:

    I saw that post too Hanks. Sup heelatious, at this rate I am 3 days away from my first pick of Lefty Grove

  9. Bryan Hanks says:

    All — Here is who is registered at our yahoo site:

    Hanks
    Capps
    Casey
    Massey
    Hatcher
    Yates
    Flagan
    Someone named Bronx Bombers (who is that?)

    That means these players need to register — if you need the e-mail, let me know and I’ll e-mail the info to you:
    Schoenberger
    Heelatious
    Heelsfan
    Herman
    Pollock

    I know that one of you is Bronx Bombers, let me know who it is; but the other four need to register at yahoo so I can begin inserting rosters as the draft wears on.

  10. Bryan Hanks says:

    And Humphrey has 15 minutes remaining…

  11. heelatious says:

    That’s me Hanks. I was the first one, other than you, that registered.

  12. bhatcher says:

    Go figure. Thats an original name there atious

  13. Bryan Hanks says:

    UPDATED!

    All — Here is who is registered at our yahoo site:

    Hanks
    Capps
    Casey
    Massey
    Hatcher
    Yates
    Flagan
    Heelatious (Bronx Bomber)

    That means these players need to register — if you need the e-mail, let me know and I’ll e-mail the info to you:
    Schoenberger
    Heelsfan
    Herman
    Pollock

    The other four need to register at yahoo so I can begin inserting rosters as the draft wears on.

  14. heelatious says:

    It’s temporary hatch. Just wanted to put something in there, while I think of a better one.

  15. Bryan Hanks says:

    And Humphrey has 11 minutes remaining…

    I have Casey’s pick in hand, so Heelatious, get ready to select.

  16. heelatious says:

    depending on who he’s taking, I have my guy.

  17. Ryan Herman says:

    I just registered. Hanks, remember Shoenberger is on vacation….

  18. heelsfan says:

    The email I am using will be hawktime99@yahoo.com and I am registered Hanks.

  19. heelatious says:

    heelsfan said he registered as well Hanks.

  20. Ryan Herman says:

    I don’t think I have the patience for this. And why am I sitting here anyways, my pick won’t be up for another two hours at No. 6.

  21. heelsfan says:

    Herman, give me a call when you get a chance. 252-268-7561

  22. PeteyPablo says:

    Hey Hanks…you going to kick out humphrey or do you want a last second replacement?

  23. PeteyPablo says:

    actually nevermind…it will take too long.

  24. Bryan Hanks says:

    Just going to boot him; it’s too late to try to do another draw for a draft — it wouldn’t be fair to everyone to give someone that No. 1 slot.

  25. heelatious says:

    My pick is in. You’re site froze up my computer, or it would have been in earlier.

  26. heelatious says:

    Look at the Hermanator taking big Tex.

  27. Ryan Herman says:

    I can’t believe Yates passed up on him. I know Wright is listed higher, but with only three more RBIs than last season. A full year in the AL for Tex will be a monster year (at least I hope).

  28. cyates says:

    Herman, I agree there stats are quite similar but there are 2 clear factors in why Wright is a better pick:

    1. 15-20 more stolen bases for Wright. Granted this is minute in terms of real baseball but not in fantasy.

    2. More depth at 1st base stats wise for later round pickups

  29. bhatcher says:

    I can’t believe Pedroia went before Hanley!!

  30. heelatious says:

    I’m glad he did.

  31. Bryan Hanks says:

    I’m sure! And it helped me get Pujols at No. 3 — not bad, either…

  32. heelatious says:

    That was my debate. Went with Hanley because he can do all five things well. Pujols does it all but run. Depth at 1b helped as well.

  33. heelatious says:

    That’s why I wanted you to shut up about Hanley hatch. Didn’t want to give Casey any ideas.

  34. Bryan Hanks says:

    If your brother will speed it up…

  35. Ryan Herman says:

    I’m not a fantasy guru. I really have no clue what I’m doing…

  36. Ryan Herman says:

    But I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express this weekend!

  37. Flagan says:

    Wish I’d of thought of that Ryan.

  38. bhatcher says:

    It is pretty clear that Hanley should have been #1. Pujols might give you a couple of more homers, but Hanley will make up for that with the SB

  39. Bryan Hanks says:

    Your pick, BHatcher…

  40. bhatcher says:

    again?? Has Pollock made both of his picks??

  41. Bryan Hanks says:

    And I have a draft card from Capps (his top picks), so his will be done when you send yours. Essentially, Flagan is on the clock.

  42. bhatcher says:

    Heelatious or Heelsfan, send me a text if my turn comes up any time soon. I got the little one and she is screaming at me to get of the computer. 252-521-1112

  43. heelatious says:

    gotcha hatch.

  44. heelatious says:

    I guess it’s ground to a halt until the self-proclaimed baseball legend can find time to submit a pick.

  45. bluedevil99 says:

    From: Taylor Humphrey (slfootball15@hotmail.com)
    Sent: Mon 3/09/09 9:01 PM
    To: Bryan Hanks (bhanks@freedomenc.com)

    tim lincecum- starting pitcher- san francisco 1st pick, sorry for the hold up

    thats what i sent last night, i just copied and pasted that from my outbox…

  46. Flagan says:

    Here we go again. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!

  47. heelatious says:

    Really. I thought I was going to get one maybe two more picks in tonight. Guess not.

  48. Flagan says:

    Get your bro in gear.

  49. Bryan Hanks says:

    Heelatious — he texted me about 10 minutes ago and said he’d send it shortly.

    He’s your brother, dude.

    And I have Schoenberger’s pick, so it might move a little faster after that…

  50. Flagan says:

    Surprised by my last pick Heelatious?

  51. heelatious says:

    Hanks, nobody here has had to deal with the aggravation that is heelsfan, more so than yours truly.

    To quote one of the greatest baseball movies ever, The Sandlot, “You’re killin’ me Smalls!!!”

    Make the pick.

  52. heelatious says:

    Flagan,

    Yeah, gotta admit, that one did take me by surprise. Billingsley has a heckuva an arm though. Could be a nice pickup.

  53. heelatious says:

    The Netherlands and the Dominican Republic have a fantastic game going over on the MLB Network. 1-1, bottom of the 11th, and the Netherlands have the winning run on third with 2 outs. It has been a fantastic game.

  54. Flagan says:

    heelatious,

    Growing up I’ll bet you always got the best piece of fried chicken and always called front shotgun first. Would that be right?

  55. heelatious says:

    The Netherlands won it!!!!

    What a huge upset….again!!!

    That’s why I love baseball!!!!

  56. Bryan Hanks says:

    Flagan — I actually laughed out loud at that one.

  57. heelatious says:

    Flagan, and Hanks,

    You have no idea. Believe me folks, if me and heelsfan were on Everybody Loves Raymond, he would be Raymond, and I would be Robert.

    Trust me boys, as far as my dear mother is concerned, the sun rises and sets with her little heelsfan.

  58. SLHS2011Kid says:

    Why is everybody all worked up about my first pick as Pedroia?

  59. Flagan says:

    Don’t worry about it CC. Nobody would have taken Billingsley with my recent pick either. Make your plan and trust yourself.

  60. SLHS2011Kid says:

    I mean he is good enough to represent our entire country he can represent my fantasy team, batting 326 last year too.

  61. heelatious says:

    SLHS2011Kid,

    You a Red Sox fan are you.

  62. heelsfan says:

    SLHS I actually like the Pedroia pick, he is a big time player, and will do fine. Just some Red Sox haters up here.

    Guys, I apologize for the delays tonight, but it’s kinda hard to get on my players about cell phones in the dugout, if I’m on mine during a game? Wednesday should be a little better, but still have a game with Kinston, and Thursday we have SL. Will do my best to pick up the pace. Sorry again.

  63. Ryan Herman says:

    Next to Cheers, Everybody Loves Raymond is my favorite sitcom!

  64. heelatious says:

    Nothing wrong with Pedroia’s game, he’s just not a #1 overall selection in a fantasy baseball draft.

  65. heelatious says:

    Love Cheers to Hermanator. Gotta love Sam “Mayday” Malone.

  66. Flagan says:

    You wanna bet? Scroll up to the top of the page!

  67. heelatious says:

    Flagan, you know you’re my blog idol, but Pedroia, despite the fact he was taken that high, is not worthy of being the #1 overall pick. Just my opinion, and we know the saying about those.

  68. Bryan Hanks says:

    Heelatious — hang after your pick, because I have both of Charlie’s waiting

  69. Ryan Herman says:

    Flagan, that was flat out the best response anyone could have given to heelatious’ post. Yates had to ask me what I was laughing at so hard.

    The SL-NL baseball game was moved up to Thursday at 5 p.m. if anyone cares.

  70. Flagan says:

    Just having fun heelatious. HR and AP were at the top of my list too.

  71. heelatious says:

    Alright, my pick is in. I’m hitting the hay. Check you guys tomorrow.

  72. Flagan says:

    Larry the Cable Guy is in Kenansville tomorrow night. I got four tickets for my family. It is my youngest son’s birthday present. While the three of them are laughing it up, I’ll be here drafting baseball players. I just had surgery on my leg and I’m restricted to bed. Any of you going?

  73. Ryan Herman says:

    I love that guy! There’s nothing funnier to me than redneck humor. I love it!

  74. Flagan says:

    Hanks, do you know if heelsfan is still with us?

  75. Bryan Hanks says:

    Flagan — I sent him a text 7 minutes ago, but haven’t heard back. He may be down for the count. Send me a draft card, if you like; I already have one from Capps (who is THE MAN).

  76. Bryan Hanks says:

    Flagan — that’s probably it. I’m crashing. Send me your draft card and I’ll put it in first thing after I get Heelsfan’s pick in the a.m.

    THANKS, ALL! Good first day, with 4 1/2 rounds complete! Heck, at this rate, we could be done by the start of next week!

  77. SLHS2011Kid says:

    Heelatious: I know he is not the ordinary pick but he has the talent to be a big time player, he is still young and he was #1 because if I didn’t get him then i wouldn’t get him, he would have gone before pick 24. (my second pick)

    Heelsfan: I myself am a Red Sox hater but I will be one of the first to admit I have all modesty when I see talent.

    And Hanks are we having a VALUABLE, PRICELESS, and COMPLETELY ORIGINAL prize courtesy of The Free Press for our winner?

  78. Flagan says:

    Hanks, I can’t use my leg right now so all I have to do is lie around waiting for emails. Starting around 6:30 I’ll be ready and have you a pick on the way shortly after your email. If I ever go more than 15 minutes after you post the pick ahead of mine without responding, call that first number I sent you because I might be dozing. This is some STRONG pain medicine that we wouldn’t want your man Favre to get too close to.

  79. Bryan Hanks says:

    Flagan, you’re up: Heelsfan sent in a late-night pick!

    SLHS — I’ll find something in the Free Press prize closet!

  80. SLHS2011Kid says:

    I want one of those Free Press Prizes!!

  81. Bryan Hanks says:

    AGAIN — GREAT first day. I’m guessing Pollock is snoozing so we’ll call it a day.

    To almost get through five rounds in one day is amazing. Thanks to all of you.

  82. Flagan says:

    Good morning everybody. Time to get this party started.

  83. Hooterville says:

    Any chance we can go into the yahoo site and add our players to our teams. It just helps me see what I got and what I need

  84. heelsfan says:

    WOW, now I know I was slow yesterday, but this is pathetic!

  85. Bryan Hanks says:

    Six picks in one update … not too shabby.

  86. heelsfan says:

    FLAGAN………where are you???????

  87. heelatious says:

    I know you ain’t talking there heelsfan. We are all awaiting our four hour break coming later this evening.

  88. heelsfan says:

    I was kidding with Flagan. And you may be right, there prolly will be some downtime this afternoon…………………….I apologize in advance.

  89. bhatcher says:

    I will make them for ya heelsfan, I won’t let you down.

  90. heelsfan says:

    I know you will Hatch! HAHA, you would draft me Barry Bonds, Mark McGuire, and maybe Reggie Jackson right? haha.

  91. heelsfan says:

    Two hours and counting…………….

  92. Bryan Hanks says:

    Heelsfan — well, it’s been a shade over an hour but I’ve e-mailed him again. Of course, he’s the only one I don’t have a phone number for, although that will be remedied when I hear from him…

  93. bhatcher says:

    Nooooo! I was going to get you the rangers bullpen catcher and one of there low A starters. haha

  94. bhatcher says:

    Harden was a bit of a risky pick this high, he will either work out great for pollock or flop

  95. Ryan Herman says:

    I can’t believe someone hasn’t taken Fernando Rodney yet…

  96. heelatious says:

    We just talked about Harden hatch. I agree, he’s feast or famine.

  97. Hooterville says:

    Just like a Tar Hole, always crying!!!

  98. Ryan Herman says:

    Roy and Hansbrough both cried on Sunday.

  99. heelatious says:

    After beating who Hermanator…?

  100. Flagan says:

    RC must be watching Manchester United and Inter Milan.

  101. Flagan says:

    Hey heelsfan. I didn’t get an email. I emailed Hanks after checking the blog and seeing it was my pick.

  102. Flagan says:

    Has Michael Young gotten injured today?

  103. SLHS2011Kid says:

    Quick update straight from ESPN: MRI revealed Twins C Joe Mauer has inflamed SI joint on right side of lower back; out indefinitely

    Sorry, Capps.

  104. Flagan says:

    How appropriate is it that the pick ahead of heelsfan was Slowey?

  105. heelsfan says:

    I picked over thirty mins ago……………Waiting on Hanks to post guys……

  106. Flagan says:

    ya’ll play tomorrow night?

  107. Flagan says:

    Tell me who you picked and I’ll send him my pick.

  108. heelsfan says:

    We play SL at SL, I coach the JV’s though. I took Gil Meche from the Royals

  109. heelsfan says:

    Games at 5:00pm

  110. Flagan says:

    Goodnight everyone.

  111. heelsfan says:

    Hanks has died I think Flagan, and because of it, it appears this might be a wrap for tonight.

  112. Bryan Hanks says:

    For starters, when our good friend Heelsfan said it had been “over 30 minutes”, it had been 14. I’m sorry that I was away for 45 minutes (from 10:45 to 11:30). I monitored this draft pretty much non-stop from 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. — doing it through meetings and my Wednesday night basketball. I can’t believe you guys were fussing because I was away for 45 minutes!

    Anyhoo, if anyone is still up, we can go for a few more minutes; if not, we’ll pick it up in the a.m. At this pace, we should be able to finish by Friday night.

    Thanks for letting me vent!

  113. cyates says:

    It’s true, hanks had his laptop out the whole time at basketball and was checking for updates. He is very dedicated to this draft. I commend his efforts, but not necessarily his jump shot (j/k … kinda).

  114. heelsfan says:

    Quit your whinning Hanks…..haha. Suck it up and do your job, payback is coming tomorrow between the hours of 3-7:30. Got a game at South Lenoir.

  115. heelsfan says:

    Jump shot needs some work huh cyates???? Haha nice one.

  116. Bryan Hanks says:

    Yates, thank you, my friend. Well, except for the jump shot comment. But the way I played tonight, I deserve that.

    Heelsfan, call me in the a.m. We’ll work out something.

  117. heelsfan says:

    I’m gonna do my best to have some picks in some sort of order, but no promises. I did pretty good today considering I had practice from 3-5, then did the announcing for the Varsity game from 5-7:30.

  118. Flagan says:

    Good morning everybody. Juiced for Success selects: Carlos Delgado.

    Relax Hanks. Everyone knows you have done a wonderful job of managing this draft. Figured you fell asleep at the keyboard.

    All 12 involved have really done well for nearly 13 rounds to be completed in a day and a half. If we continue this pace we could finish today.

  119. heelatious says:

    Well flip you a carboard cookie heelsfan.

    Hanks, I agree with Flagan, you’ve done a great job keeping this thing rolling, especially in the format in which we are doing this (e-mail, text messaging). We’ve done a very good job to get this far, this quickly. Kudos to all involved.

  120. heelatious says:

    How appropriate is it that the pick ahead of heelsfan was Slowey?

    Comment by Flagan — March 11, 2009 @ 9:58 pm

    BTW- That was gold Flagan, gold!

  121. Flagan says:

    What does everyone’s family do while they are busy researching and drafting players? My wife has been busy stockpiling peanuts and crackerjacks.

  122. heelatious says:

    Sleep, at least after 9:30 or so. Then it’s me, my laptop, and the t.v. Last night it was me the laptop, and flipping back and forth between the U.S./Venezuela WBC game, and the Canes/Blackhawks game.

  123. randycapps says:

    People still watch hockey?

  124. bhatcher says:

    Yes you have done a great job at keeping this thing rolling Hanks. Thank you. And thanks to everyone else involved as well. It doesn’t matter how hard you are pushed if you don’t do anything about it and 13 rounds in 2 days is doing damn good through email and phonecalls.

  125. heelsfan says:

    Well can someone put out an APB on Massey then so we can keep it going……………

  126. Bryan Hanks says:

    I’m as frustrated as you guys — I’ve left messages and texts for him, talked to his mom and left a message at his grandmother’s house. If he hasn’t selected by noon, I’m making a pick for him.

  127. Bryan Hanks says:

    I’ll select the best available player. Any qualms with that, anyone?

  128. randycapps says:

    And if the person who hasn’t registered on the site yet would do so, we might have some idea as to who that would be…

  129. randycapps says:

    And fix your time stamps, Hanks.

    Freakin’ slacker…

  130. bhatcher says:

    not at all

  131. heelsfan says:

    Herman, Cameron Maybin played on my traveling team I coached. He is gonna be special before it’s all over with, but I’m not sure I would have taken him now? Maybe round 19 or 20. He is a great kid though.

  132. heelatious says:

    Shameless plug.

  133. randycapps says:

    I watched him play a high school game at TC Roberson as a senior. I was all excited about seeing this great player.

    A kid from Burns lofts a lazy fly ball to center, Maybin jogs over, sticks the glove out and drops it.

    I dropped my pen.

    He followed that up with a 4-for-4, HR, 2B, 4 SB, 4R stat line to redeem himself.

  134. jonmassey07 says:

    guys i apologize for the wait earlier, i’m in college and on spring break and just slept a little late. once again i apologize.

  135. heelatious says:

    There’s a story in there somewhere.

  136. Ryan Herman says:

    I really didn’t have a choice but to take him. I have a pretty stud pitching lineup, and just needed an OF and two utility guys to fill my roster, along with two pitching slots. I’d say Cliff Lee, Kazmir, Beckett, Javier Vazquez and the Big Unit is a pretty solid pitching staff…

  137. Ryan Herman says:

    Capps, what paper did you work for out west? Citizen Times? I came from the HDR and Chris Hobbs.

  138. heelatious says:

    Wake up Flagan.

  139. Flagan says:

    Snzzzzzzzz…………what, what did somebody say something?

  140. Flagan says:

    heelatious, I am receiving my emails 5-10 minutes after the picks are posted on the blog. I emailed Shin-Soo Choo at 4:30 and still haven’t received a confirmation email. I don’t know why everything has slowed down so much. I guess my son’s laptop is tired.

  141. heelatious says:

    Just messing on you Flagan, it’s all good. I’ve been at my son’s baseball game since 4:00, and just got back in the house about 5 minutes ago.

  142. Flagan says:

    I have always used a desktop until mine quit the weekend before your last game in Pink Hill. When Hanks said the draft would be by email I had to get my son to let me use his laptop. I’ll bet my email has about a million entries by now. Anyway, the point is that I know very little about laptops. When my son got home this evening he told me the laptop was on power saver mode. He changed it to high performance and the emails are moving at warp speed again.

    How did your son do today. Diamondheels told me that he was a 7th grader and plays for WMS. I still have the fungo but Diamondheels never called me back after I gave him my number. I guess he didn’t want an aluminum one.

    I wish we were drafting three bench players.

  143. bhatcher says:

    I agree flagan. I think we should have cut out 1 OF and 1 Utility and had a couple extras on the bench. but not my league.

  144. heelatious says:

    He started at catcher, and did a good job behind the plate. He got up twice, struck out, and was hit by a pitch. The team got rolled 15-1 by H.J. McDonald, who is a very stout bunch. They had a lefty on the mound that was flat bringing it. They are very big, very athletic, and hit the ball very hard. The kids didn’t give up, and I guess that’s the main thing.

  145. heelatious says:

    BTW- If you are still looking for a home for that fungo, I would definitely be interested.

  146. heelatious says:

    Oh yeah, one more update. SL won 15-10 over NL tonight. Either a whole lot of offense, or some poor pitching and defense, or a combination of both.

  147. randycapps says:

    Ryan, I served as Alan Ford’s padawan at the Shelby Star.

  148. Flagan says:

    A 7th grader starting behind the plate is pretty impressive. Lychak does a good job with pitchers and catchers.

    The fungo is nearly brand new. My son played infield his whole life and then Eason moved him to the outfield so I bought the fungo to help him learn to play the outfield. Then he had shoulder surgery and was only able to DH so it didn’t get much use. It needs a good home.

    I am flat on my back due to leg surgery but can make arrangements for you to get it. If you can get by Pink Hill school my wife can stick it in the trunk and give it to you when you come out there. Would you be able to get by there?

  149. heelatious says:

    Yeah, I can get there, or more likely, my wife could, as I don’t get off work until 4:30, and that’s out at the airport. If you tell me when, where, and how much you want for it, I will make arrangements to get it.

  150. Flagan says:

    Tell your wife to go to the front desk at Pink Hill School and ask for Susie Jones. Susie will walk out with her to our car and give her the bat.

    She can take it with her tomorrow if that’ll work for you. I paid $45 for it. I’ll take whatever you think is fair. Just have your wife give it to Susie.

  151. heelsfan says:

    Sorry for all the delays tonight, we had a marathon at South Lenoir tonight. We sneaked out a win in Deep Run tonight 11-10, umpire had a dixie cup strike zone for BOTH teams, and it was a hit fest. We just managed to get one more guy across. It was disappointing to see the umpire make the pitchers for both squads work so hard. No corners, no nothing…..straight down the Hershey Canal was a strike and that’s it. Congrats to SL’s varisty squad for the win.

  152. Flagan says:

    heelatious let me know if that suits you and if she’ll be coming tomorrow so I can have my wife put the bat in the car.

    heelsfan, Lychak calls it the poot chute.

  153. bhatcher says:

    its the poop chute, haha. And herman, I hope you know that Smoltz is out til probably June at the earliest

  154. heelsfan says:

    Your right Hatch, it definitely is the poop shoot haha. Flagan if Heelatious dont get the fungo, let me know, I will take it for sure.

  155. Flagan says:

    Don’t laugh at Lychak, it’s just as likely my old ears misunderstood what he was saying.

  156. heelatious says:

    Flagan,

    You tell me what you want for it. It probably won’t be tomorrow. E-mail me tomorrow, and we can work out the details. heelatious@embarqmail.com.

  157. Flagan says:

    Is it still heelsfan’s pick. I want to see the end of this but I don’t know how much longer I can wait.

  158. heelsfan says:

    who did you take Flagan?

  159. Flagan says:

    Jesse Arredondo. I had to get some setup men. My starters can’t go 8 innings.

  160. Flagan says:

    U Conn & Syracuse in 4th OT right now on ESPN.

  161. Ryan Herman says:

    Had no idea, oh well. Thanks Hatch. I made the pick while traveling west on I-40. Taking the weekend off to visit my parents. Thought I’d log on and see if the draft was complete yet — and it’s not. Everyone have a good weekend. We’ll see ya Monday.

  162. Bryan Hanks says:

    I’m hoping Heelatious is still up, but I know Casey has crashed; I’ll get his pick first thing in the a.m.

    I am hoping to load these rosters tomorrow night, so you’ll be able to start playing with your rosters this weekend.

    THANKS TO ALL! It’s unbelievable that we finished a 12-team, 20-round draft in three days! Congrats!

  163. Bryan Hanks says:

    And go ‘Cuse!

  164. heelatious says:

    Heelatious is now a zombie at work today. I had just gone out in the recliner when my phone started buzzing with a text from Hanks. I woke up long enough to text Felipe Lopez, then went to bed.

    Great job though guys. I echo Hanks thoughts, 12-team, 20 round draft, via e-mail and text, in 3 days is phenomenal. Sure wish I would’ve seen that ‘Cuse/UConn game. Man, that will be on ESPN Classic, like tonight!

  165. randycapps says:

    So, who was Mr. Irrelevant?

  166. heelatious says:

    Eric Byrnes I believe. Not a bad Mr. Irrelevant.

  167. bhatcher says:

    Byrnes in the 20th round is a VERY good pick. if he flops, you have lost nothing, but if he comes back from the hamstring injuries he had last year to regain his 2006 form, he will be a top 5 outfielder.

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