The Return of the Raging Chlorophyll
I drafted my fantasy baseball team on Saturday. This was the first year the league I am in had keepers returning, so that added some intrigue to the draft. I had Votto, Halladay, and Granderson as my keepers from last year. Here is my roster:
|Round||Overall||Player, Team, Position|
|1||8||Joey Votto, Cin 1B|
|2||17||Roy Halladay, Phi SP|
|3||32||Nelson Cruz, Tex OF|
|4||41||Jimmy Rollins, Phi SS|
|5||56||Yovani Gallardo, Mil SP|
|6||65||Rickie Weeks, Mil 2B|
|7||80||Curtis Granderson, NYY OF|
|8||89||Corey Hart, Mil OF|
|9||104||Chris Young, Ari OF|
|10||113||Jose Valverde, Det RP|
|11||128||J.J. Putz, Ari RP|
|12||137||Ryan Roberts, Ari 2B|
|13||152||Doug Fister, Det SP|
|14||161||Ryan Howard, Phi 1B|
|15||176||Scott Baker*, Min SP|
|16||185||Kendrys Morales, LAA 1B|
|17||200||Tim Stauffer, SD SP|
|18||209||Kurt Suzuki, Oak C|
|19||224||John Mayberry Jr., Phi OF|
|20||233||Brett Myers, Hou SP|
|21||248||Ian Desmond, Wsh SS|
|22||257||John Buck, Mia C|
|23||272||Chris Carpenter*, StL SP|
I like my team, though the draft did not go as I planned (that seems to happen most years). I overpaid for Rollins, but I did that as a tribute to him for staying in Philly. I really wanted to draft Gallardo and Morales, so I’m glad that worked out. I’m hoping Chris Carpenter is able to return to action and become 23rd round gold. Baseball is back!
Reading Matthew Henry
I’ve been browsing through some old books recently, and I read something Matthew Henry wrote in the late 1600s or early 1700s. “Great affection to any creature does but prepare for so much the greater affliction, when it is either removed from us, or imbittered to us; inordinate love commonly ends in immoderate grief; as much as the sway of the pendulum throws one way, so much it will throw the other way.” – Matthew Henry. This is all the more poignant considering Katherine Henry, Matthew’s first wife, died at the age of 25 before they were married for two years. So when is love no longer set in order–becoming inordinate? When is grief excessive–becoming immoderate?
Called Out of the Dark
I enjoy listening to Snow Patrol. The latest single they released is Called Out of the Dark.
The part that the background rhythm guitarist plays from 2:04-2:36 in the video above makes me smile. I like it. This song is great in its unplugged form, performed live, or the polished studio cut.