Fantasy Baseball Begins With The Usual First Week Flair
The Major League Baseball season began on Sunday night and for thousands of people throughout the US, that means it is time to dive back in to their fantasy baseball teams. The first week has provided its usual plethora of intriguing story lines.
The Yankees and Red Sox kicked off the season on Sunday night, and fantasy owners everywhere were shocked to see their ace, Josh Beckett struggle. Panic had set in for many owners before the first game was even complete.
On the offensive side, it was a predictable evening. New Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson hit a home run. Kevin Youkilis did his best to convince owners he will be solid again by belting a couple of hits and driving in a couple of runs.
On Monday, most of the rest of the league began their season. Roy Halladay, Jason Bay, and Marlon Byrd made immediate impacts on their new teams. Felix Hernandez, Tim Lincecum, and Johan Santana continued to do what they always do, and pitched deep into games.
Garrett Jones showed that he does not plan to be a one hit wonder, and Carlos Gomez came out of the gates flying, stealing a base and hitting a home run in his first game with the Brewers. Gomez has since cooled off, but Jones has three home runs on the young season.
The first week of fantasy baseball is nothing more than a snapshot of the season, much like it is in Major League Baseball. For some owners, however, the first week represents the excitement that could lie ahead in the next six months.
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