Ok, I've played some Fantasy Baseball in the past, done fairly well at it, and always manage to finish 2nd or 3rd in my leagues.... I've always wanted to draft an all-Latino team, but forgot to do it every March - until today!
Victor Martinez - Venezuelan
Carlos Delgado - Puerto Rican
Freddy Sanchez - born in Hollywood, California
Aramis Ramirez - Dominican
Felipe Lopez - Puerto Rican
Magglio Ordonez - Venezuelan
Alex Rios - born in Alabama (huh?), but Puerto Rican.
Willy Taveras - Dominican
Eric Chavez - born in Los Angeles, Mexican background (this is actually a good story about American-born Latin ballplayers I found)
Adrian Gonzalez - born in San Diego, lived in Mexico
David DeJesus - born in Brooklyn, apparently Puerto Rican if you believe Wikipedia
Jonny Gomes - born in San Francisco, Portugese
Jose Lopez - Venezuelan
Johan Santana - Venezuelan
Ervin Santana - Dominican
Mariano Rivera - Panamanian
Chad Cordero - born in California, Mexican background
Freddy Garcia - Venezuelan
Kelvim Escobar - Venezuelan
Jose Contreras - Cuban
Orlando Hernandez - Cuban
I realized I drafted so many Venezuelans, I renamed my team Hugochavezlovechild!
This is a fun experiment, but let's be honest - this team isn't very good. Too many old pitchers, and too many hitters that won't take a walk. We'll see if I can manufacture something out of this - and yeah, I'm sticking to a Latin-only roster for the year - I'll count my one Portugese player and the American-born, non-Spanish speaking players like Cordero to make life easier.
In other news, Jenn and I head to Florida for a vacation next week - St. Petersburg and Fort Lauderdale are on the schedule - the new home in Reston closes in late April - everything else is running smooth..
In poker news, I'm slumming down at $10 SnGs and below, and lowlimit HORSE, since I'm not keeping more than $100 on Stars or Tilt for the time being - not enough time, too distracted by other things. One thing I wanted to look at today, though was this to check out tournament results
I've got a friend that plays much higher than me and runs pretty good at Stars tournaments. He's played maybe six times as many tournaments as me.
Our percentage numbers (top three places, final tables, cashes) are very close.
Me, 1.4%, 5.5%, 14.7%
Him, 1.4%, 3.6%, 13.8%
Maybe I'm not a 100% complete donk.
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