For the past several years, Ty has participated in Fantasy baseball and football. I was always less than enthusiastic about his participation in this "sport" because of all the time it took. He was seemingly ALWAYS online checking stats and rearranging his teams. Well, this year, Ty got smart. He recruited me to play on his fantasy baseball team. For a good chunk of the first part of the season, I was in 1st and 2nd place, which got me excited about participating and actually making an effort. And it really didn't take as much time as I thought it would, which is great since I don't have much time to invest in it :)
Well, this is the last week of the season and GOOD NEWS - I am playing for the championship! (and a $200 cash prize). Out of 10 players, it is down to me (team Colt 45s) and my archrival (team Juiced). The bad news- the two teams playing for the championship must play each other for 2 weeks and I have been losing... until today. As of today, we are all tied up! Just four days to go until the championship is secured. I just need my pitchers to pitch well and my hitters to hit some homeruns, and 1st place is in the bag (easier said than done).
I really can't believe how competitive I've become about an online game, but it really is quite fun! I now can watch ESPN with my husband and actually pay attention because I my player's real life performance effects my team score. I've even been logging in during Colt's 3am feedings in order to pick up the best players before my opponent can snag them! This season has been so great, that Ty talked me into playing Fantasy football as well. I'm not very excited about spending 3 months paying attention to football (especially NFL football). But we'll see, maybe I'll be hooked on that by season's end as well.
Speaking of baseball, here's a cute pic of Colt in some Astros overalls.