By the time most of you read this, it will be over.
It will have come and gone just that quickly.
And hopefully, I will be happy.
More than likely, I won’t be.
Of course, I’m talking about my fantasy baseball draft.
On Tuesday night, I will sit down and scour over rosters, scouting reports and all kind of statistics in hopes of finding that perfect roster.
I have been doing fantasy baseball in some form for quite some years. I’ve been at the top of my leagues, and I’ve been at the bottom.
Each year, I enjoy it more and more. It gives me a reason to pay attention to games well into the long, drawn-out season.
For the past few years, I have been in a league with some co-workers. And they have worked me over pretty good. There haven’t been too many W’s on my side in recent years.
I love the beginning of each season. It brings new promise and a new hope. A hope that this will be my year.
And this year is no different. I need it to be my season. I need a good showing. I desperately need wins.
See, the past couple of years have been the same story. I’ve had lots of optimism. I’ve had lots of promise. Only to be out of it by the All-Star break.
I’m like the Chicago Cubs. Each year, I believe it will be my year. And each year, it ends in disappointment.
In fact, the past couple of years, I have been borderline competitive, finishing close to the basement in each year.
But this year will be different.
I never used to have a draft strategy. I went in hoping I could find the perfect roster. I didn’t look for specific players, but just took the best available at times.
As I turn over a new leaf, I’m armed with a new strategy. For my competitors who will read this early, I won’t divulge what that is. But my level of confidence is pretty high. I have other strategies I plan on implementing as the season progresses, but we’ll leave those for another post.
So wish me luck.
With any luck, just like the Cubs, this will be my year.