EPIC BATTLE (2012 Fantasy Baseball Match of the Year?)
In the DobberBaseballReadersLeague, the championship match is the most epic battle I've ever seen, in any fantasy sport, ever.
Gotta give some props to two guys (who both passed me in the standing mid-year and NEVER looked back).
#1 Notorious BABIP (cannon)
#2 Ancaster Royals (hockeyrobot)
One day of baseball left and Ancaster Royals are leading 9-5, but the actual categories are phenomenally close.
Runs: 58-57 (Notorious BABIP)
HR: 14-13 (Notorious BABIP)
RBI: 48-43 (Ancaster Royals)
SB: 10-8 (Notorious BABIP)
TB: 165-159 (Notorious BABIP)
AVG: .284 to .270 (Ancaster Royals)
XBH: 39-33 (Notorious BABIP)
IP: 155.0 to 142.1 (Ancaster Royals)
W: 12 to 10 (Ancaster Royals)
SV: 3 to 0 (Ancaster Royals)***
K: 158 to 117 (Ancaster Royals)
ERA: 2.85 to 3.54 (Ancaster Royals)
WHIP: 1.17 to 1.21 (Ancaster Royals)
QS: 18 to 15 (Ancaster Royals)
This is a great battle for several reasons.
1. Two really excellent & friendly guys that were very active all year & pleasant to chat with on the league site.
2. Both teams really figured out the strategy to win this sort of league. They went with pitching heavy rosters... Ancaster actually doesn't have a bench hitter. Notorious BABIP strategically dropped ALL his closers, punting the one cat (which was a BRILLIANT move, IMO... I watched you myron as you did it, I was thinking "Damn, slick move, I wanted to do that". I actually held one closer myself in my semi-final match only for hopes I'd make the finals).
3. These teams have made brilliant transactions down the stretch. The league has a 4/week transaction limit and these guys have gotten full value out of their moves.
I'm blown away by the 18 Quality Starts that Ancaster has received. I'm sure myron is shocked that the Royals have kept pace in IP & K even while still rostering a few closers.
It's amazing really, that pitching staff.
Anyways, phenomenal match guys!
I'm super impressed. Best luck to you both on the final day!!!