Goodbye fantasy baseball, and good riddance

I’m so glad it’s finally time to turn our attention to the real fantasy sport, in part because what’s happening to my fantasy baseball team right now could never happen in fantasy football. I’m in a tight playoff battle this week (with the league rookie, no less), and today FOUR of my batters aren’t playing because bad weather postponed their games. There are only five offensive categories in our league – AVG, R, HR, RBI, and SB – four of which are cumulative rather than average-based, so I take a big goose egg in all of them when my guys don’t play. My opponent has only one postponed player to deal with.

It’s crap like this that makes me look forward all the more to fantasy football, and the knowledge that while my players might get hurt or suspended, they’ll never put up a goose egg because of a little rain.