Brutus was an obvious inspiration behind Starbonell's wardrobe
Million Dollar Sleeper: The state of the fantasy baseball world is in a state of chaos. False prophets who preach the religion of Sabermetrics are running amok. We must lift the veil of fog and use numbers for the power of good. This is why I've invited myself onto Barber Shop Talk. It seems everywhere I look I see trendy FIPsters and members of the SIERA club. But the worst of these sabre toothed vampires are the Groundballers. These advocates of gopher genocide claim Flyballers are inferior, but they speaketh with forked tongue! Groundball pitchers record fewer strikeouts and give up more base hits. Let us not pretend that base hits do not equate to runs allowed. The lower number of fly balls are often counterbalanced with inflated HR/FB percentages. Worshippers of Westbrook....
Stabonell: HIT THE MUSIC!
::The entire 12-plus minutes of Beastie Boys’ B-Boy Bouillabaisse plays... uninterrupted::
Now what I’d like for you to do, MDS, is to stop flapping your trap.
::pause for cheers from the crowd, followed by chants of “Star-bo-nell! Star-bo-nell!”::
You think that just because you have some sort of new-fangled projection system for predicting player value that you can just run out here and start flapping your gums? You got a lot of nerve standing in my ring, and as the resident baby-face of Sons of Roto, it’s time I put a stop to your heel shenanigans.
You keep trying to use fancy words like “SIERA” and “FIP” to try to outsmart these good people, but we aren’t having it.
::pause for raucous reaction from crowd, followed by several arm and calf flexes to the delight of the crowd::
You really think Cliff Lee has more fantasy value than R.A. Dickey? Well prepare to take a trip to Starbone-hell!
The battle takes place after the jump: