Archive for the ‘Baseball’ Category

A little help from the experts (2017-3-20)

Wayne Peterson, owner of the Hamm’s Bears (est. 2010), recently attended a First Pitch Forum headed by fantasy guru Ron Shandler in Chicago. Just so he doesn’t get too far ahead of the rest of us, Wayne has agreed to answer a few questions about the experience. Wayne, this isn’t the first time you’ve attended [...]

Interesting shop for us baseball fans (2016-11-20)

As Mel Allen used to say, well hello, everybody! This will be short. Thought some of you might be interested in a place I just found on Twitter that actually leads to a place that sells cool baseball stuff. This is NOT team paraphernalia. They have created shirts, hats, hoodies (hey, Bill Belichick might be [...]

Here today, gone tomorrow (2016-11-14)

The high was 81. The low was 37. No, that’s not the weather forecast for Memphis this week, although it was still reaching the 70s here last week. Those numbers represent the most and fewest players employed by the teams in CDRL in 2016. The champion Memphis Kings rolled through 81 players during the season. [...]

It’s all about sponsorships (CDRL style) (2014-6-1)

Spurred by an e-coupon for a meal at the Memphis Mojo cafe (defending champ Dave Smith said I should try to skip out on the bill and then tell them I know the owner!), the crack(ed) research staff at g-rob.com set out on an e-journey to look for sponsorship potential for our teams. Here’s what [...]

Announcing the end of a good idea (2014-5-25)

It’s the Reserve Draft, 2013. To be precise, it’s late in the Reserve Draft, 2013. The $2 rounds, where you take longshots on guys like, well, Whit Overstreet. In the Crusoes’ war room, eyes are checking lists. One name stands out: Rafael Furcal. Furcal is going to miss most — if not all — of [...]

Auction backpats and faceslaps (2014-5-7)

We are one month after the auction, held at the gleaming new CDRL Auction HQ of Memphis Kings boss Kerry Sewell (Thanks, again, Kerry! It was great!), and it’s a good time to assess the damage. It’s easy to get lost at the auction — and I don’t mean because Kerry won’t let you turn [...]

A baseball trip to remember, Part 3 (2013-7-16)

From June 28 through July 7, Commissioner Emeritus James Overstreet and his son, Whit, embarked on a baseball trip. I asked James to chronicle the trip because I thought it would be fun to read. He wrote so much and sent so many pictures that I’m going to break this up into multiple blog posts [...]

A baseball trip to remember, Part 2 (2013-7-15)

From June 28 through July 7, Commissioner Emeritus James Overstreet and his son, Whit, embarked on a baseball trip. I asked James to chronicle the trip because I thought it would be fun to read. He wrote so much and sent so many pictures that I’m going to break this up into multiple blog posts [...]

A baseball trip to remember, Part 1 (2013-7-14)

From June 28 through July 7, Commissioner Emeritus James Overstreet and his son, Whit, embarked on a baseball trip. I asked James to chronicle the trip because I thought it would be fun to read. He wrote so much and sent so many pictures that I’m going to break this up into multiple blog posts [...]

They’re killing us! (2013-7-9)

With the All-Star Game approaching, let’s take a look at the players who have done immeasurable damage to our teams. This is only a look at offensive players and is NOT necessarily a look at a player’s entire body of work, but just how he performed for one team or another in CDRL. As we’re [...]