Most missed poster
Red Storm and CQ are the two guys I miss reading the most who used to contribute a lot. I also miss Spitball, Larkin Fan, TCII and Red Roser.
Best tag line
Team Caseyís ďI believedĒ, but I also love Savafanís ď42% of all satistics are made up on the spotĒ
I loved Scrap Irony, and Biitner Pill is just as creative. Nothing like a little sour mash induced whimsey. Also, Spitball is a great name. Wish Iíd been smart enough to come up with something that clever.
Most Valuable Poster
Guernsey, in a landslide. Solid as a rock and always there. Probably the most balanced knowledge of baseball on the board, from the business side down to the most obscure prospects in any organization.
Chip and GAC. Chip does it with subtilty, GAC with sheer volume.
Best Armchair GM
Cincinnati Chili. A great guy with a tremendous grasp of the big picture. Iím also in the crowd that believes he would make a great baseball executive someday.
Krusty is the grandaddy of them all, but Scrappy (Iím still not used to calling him Biitner Pill) is close behind. Both are tireless rumor mongers, constantly searching the bottom of a liquor bottle to come up with creative ways to trade Juan Castro.
Redsland. A wry wit and a tremendous writing ability. A great addition to the board.
Best Use of Statistics
WOY without a doubt. Iíve got the Sabremetric Encyclopedia too, but nobody wields it with such panache and common sense as WOY. Itís one thing to be able to look up statistics, but itís quite another to be able to use them in concert with his excellent knowledge of baseball.
I would have to say itís a tie between Creek, CQ, GAC, Team Casey, Team Boone, and McKenzie. And when I say most positive, I donít mean ďunrealistically positiveĒ. All of these posters know full well the weaknesses we have, but still take a positive attitude towards our future.
Well, FCB, although he has some stern competition. By the way, I love the way my deck came out. Thanks again to your son for all his efforts.
Best Use of an Emoticon
Web Scorpion, for exactly the reasons M2 so aptly stated.
Bucksfan gets my vote here. A great guy and very knowledgible fan
Additional special double secret probation honorable mention
A tie between M2, BCubb, and Redsland. All pros, so maybe they should be in a separate division. But I love watching a good wordsmith hammer out the prose. These guys are in a league of their own, and have the baseball knowledge to boot.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
~ Mark Twain
Last edited by RFS62; 12-29-2002 at 11:18 PM.