Tuesday, April 8, 2008

I'm almost as fantasy baseball-obsessed as I am grammar-obsessed!

So this year I've started a fantasy baseball team. The GRAMMAR STUD has done one for a few years in a row, and it looked like something fun to do. I decided to fill my team with some cute players (note: they're not ALL cute, but some of them are...hel-lo, Hamels and Utley!) and call them the BILFs. Yes, you heard that right. The BILFs. The B stands for ballplayer and the ILF is kinda-sorta the same ILF you'd find in the term MILF.

What I didn't realize was how nuts I would become about my fantasy baseball team. We're, like, less than 2 full weeks into the season, and I've obsessively checked my team's box scores a zillion times, taken a look at the stats of some of my players (Dunn, Victorino) and actually screamed at my computer screen because they've gotten off to such abysmally slow starts, freaked out because Jeter's got a mild injury, etc. The fantasy baseball obsession has begun. And because of that little obsession, I'm checking up on fantasy baseball news a lot. And I'm finding that a lot of these fantasy baseball news sites don't employ proofreaders--or, at least, they don't employ very good ones.

I have both Derek Jeter and Chad Cordero (above) on my team. I hope that they get off the DL soon so that I have no reason to read articles about them and their recuperation, and therefore will not see silly typographical errors like the ones above. I mean, play play? And definintely? Good lord!

Do any of you have fantasy baseball teams? Are you kickin' ass and taking names, or just takin' names...of players you wish you'd drafted?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess I am stupid, but what is wrong with "definitely" in that post? Please explain.
Thanks

Anonymous said...

I forgot to add this to my previous post: my fantasy baseball team is doing NOTHING!! no need to approve this post, but maybe it will make you feel better. :)

Take care

The Grammarphile said...

What's wrong with it is that it contains one too many of the letter n. ;)