It’s an exciting time to be a San Francisco Giants fan for sure, but I’m talking about RickeyBobby, the 2012 MMO Fantasy Baseball Champion. In one of the closest and tightest World Series I’ve ever seen, Rckey defeated runner-up and first time fantasy player Urinal Blogs Rule by the score of 5-4-1.The lack of a bullpen was UBR’s downfall, as Rickey squeezed a save each out of Greg Holland, Huston Street and the Mets own Bobby Parnell, while UBR was shutout in that category.
RickeyBobby stunned, finishing the regular season with the fourth seed and got hot at the right time. A first round tie with the fifth seed advanced Rickey due to seeding, and it was no looking back for the first time MMO champion. An upset win that went the proverbial seven games against last year’s champion and this year’s first overall seed catapulted Rickey in to the championship round against UBR, whose path was less strenuous. Two playoff victories with a combined 13-4-3 record looked for all the world that I’d be crowning as champion the manager who had to ask me the rules on how to play before the season began.
Offensive MVP recognition goes to Curtis Granderson, who tied for the most championship-match home runs with four that week and led all players with twelve RBI and eight runs scored. On the pitching side, co-MVPs Jaime Garcia and Miguel Gonzalez led the charge with a combined for four wins, 19 Ks, 1.33 ERA and a 0.85 WHIP.
For his efforts, RickeyBobby will take home Matthew Silverman’s 100 Things Mets Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. Rickey, look out for my e-mail sent through the league page on how to claim your prize. The book was generously supplied by Joe D., who once again cannot be thanked enough for his generous and unwavering support. I look forward to next season, when I hope to parlay this year’s overwhelming interest into multiple, more competitive leagues.
Till next year…