We had great response to the Umpbump fantasy league, thanks in no small part to our friend Tim over at Roto Authority.
Without further ado, here are this season’s competitors.
- Alejandro Leal is a scholar of HTML code, but all too often his fantasy teams end up gettin’ schooled. But this year will be different.
- Sarah Green is a Jane Austen scholar. It’s her first fantasy league. And she’s blonde. This could be fun.
- Coley Ward lives in Tucson, Ariz., where he enjoys going to spring training games and brewing his own beer. His fantasy record is spotty, but his glass is half-full!
- Paul Moro joined Umpbump last year. He does a great impression of Short Round from “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.”
- Caitlin Grace was making fantasy transactions in the waning moments leading up to her wedding. For better or worse, in sickness and in health, she’s on board.
- Larry P. didn’t invent fantasy baseball, but he was an early pioneer.
- Ania grew up in the Philly area but roots for the Red Sox.
- Fatguy had us at, “what kind of fantasy league can it be without FATGUY!” That’s sound logic.
- Bryan Inman is a Pirates fan, an aspiring journalist and an Umpbump reader. Talk about a glutton for punishment.
- Evan Hochschild is a 22-year old law student. Always good to have a lawyer on board.
- Kirk Miller, a 47 year old Northern Californian, has been doing fantasy sports for over a decade. And he doesn’t like Dusty Baker, which is a sign of intelligence.
- Doug makes the cut because he coaches little league and Sarah thinks that’s adorable.
Congratulations to all those selected to compete. The draft will be held on Wednesday, March 19, at 8 p.m. EST.
We’ll write periodic posts updating you on the league standings and highlighting some of the more impressive transactions, like when Sarah trades Placido Palanco (he of the oddly shaped head) for Gabe Kapler and his “intangibles” (read: butt dimples). Or when Coley makes the playoffs, only to choke, just like his beloved Phillies.
Ed note: This post has been edited by Sarah.