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The Merits of Superstition


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#1 Lemasive

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:00 PM

I placed it in this forum, because I know alot of you feel that there is a jinx that really exists. What I wanna talk about is if the Jinx is our unconscious mind telling us that this is a bad decision or if we actually can find some fantasy use for this ungodly feeling of doom.


One example is having a slumping player, every time you bench him however he blasts of with a elite line and everytime you start him afterwards you get nothing. This is a very usual occurance in fantasy I've noticed and what can you do to avoid the jinx?


I know it's abit fluffy on what I wanna talk about and since english is not my native tounge, I hope i can atleast get something through.
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#2 taobball

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:10 PM

*puff* *pass*

TAO Fantasy League 2015 

H2H Points (14 Teams)

 

C: Wilson Ramos

1B: Edwin Encarnacion

2B: Kolten Wong

3B: Nolan Arenado

SS: Starlin Castro

OF: Corey Dickerson

OF: George Springer

OF: Oswaldo Arcia

UT: Anthony Rizzo

 

Be: Avisail Garcia, Brett Lawrie

 

SP: Alex Cobb, Alex Wood, Francisco Liriano, Andrew Cashner, Jake Odorizzi, Drew Smyly, Derek Holland, Danny Salazar

RP: Ken Giles, Luke Gregerson, Tony Watson

 


#3 NoClownQuestionsBro

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:16 PM

Every single time I've streamed a pitcher against the Mariners Raul Ibanez has hit a homer. Does that count?

#4 Lemasive

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:18 PM

Every single time I've streamed a pitcher against the Mariners Raul Ibanez has hit a homer. Does that count?


Yes, that would count as a jinx. So is there something in the streamers that you like that he profits on, are we repeating the same mistakes without even knowing it?
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#5 tucker26

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:18 PM

Every single time I've streamed a pitcher against the Mariners Raul Ibanez has hit a homer. Does that count?


Whenever I put Lind in my IF spot instead of UTL, he sucks. Sorry all, I will stop doing that unless you need him to have a bad game, then just PM me.

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#6 Schwager

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:20 PM

Every time I lose by 1hr and 1 rbi its because Bautistia hit below .200 that week. Does that count?

20 Team 8 Keepers (Saves and Holds)

C- Salvador Perez
1b- Edwin Encarnacion
2b- Devon Travis

3b- Makiel Franco
SS- A Cabrera
OF- Herrera
OF- Michael Cuddyer
OF- Lorenzo Cain

UTIL- Prince Fielder
UTIL- Stephen Drew
UTIL- Ceciliani

SP- Jake Arrieta, Dallas Keuchel, Jordan Zimmermann, Sonny Gray, Scott Kazmir, Collin McHugh, Jose Quintana, Jered Weaver, Nathan Eovaldi, Patrick Corbin


#7 NoClownQuestionsBro

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:28 PM

Every single time I've streamed a pitcher against the Mariners Raul Ibanez has hit a homer. Does that count?


Whenever I put Lind in my IF spot instead of UTL, he sucks. Sorry all, I will stop doing that unless you need him to have a bad game, then just PM me.


I do this with Trumbo and Rizzo. When one or the other is slumping I just swap 1B/UTIL. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:29 PM

Every single time I've streamed a pitcher against the Mariners Raul Ibanez has hit a homer. Does that count?


Whenever I put Lind in my IF spot instead of UTL, he sucks. Sorry all, I will stop doing that unless you need him to have a bad game, then just PM me.


I have the same thing with Pedro Alvarez. From my 3B slot, he has 17 homers and a very high average, but he's been horrible from my CI spot. It's really strange how it works that way.
Bring back Ray!

#9 kingjames02392

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:31 PM

Every time I stream a pitcher vs Houston, Matt Dominguez goes yard.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:32 PM

Every single time I've streamed a pitcher against the Mariners Raul Ibanez has hit a homer. Does that count?


Whenever I put Lind in my IF spot instead of UTL, he sucks. Sorry all, I will stop doing that unless you need him to have a bad game, then just PM me.


I do this with Trumbo and Rizzo. When one or the other is slumping I just swap 1B/UTIL. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.


Maybe the Moon was in Aquarius...

"If the gods are always watching, we might as well put on a good show."

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#11 NoClownQuestionsBro

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:35 PM

Every time I stream a pitcher vs Houston, Matt Dominguez goes yard.


Maybe we can help each other out. Next time you stream against the 'Stros, let me know and I'll start Dominguez. Next time I stream a pitches vs the M's, I'll let you know and you can start Raul.

#12 MeisterT

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:45 PM

I have an AJ Burnett jinx, I can't actually watch him pitch cause anytime I do it goes to hell. It started sometime in the middle of last summer too so I drafted him this year thinking "welp, sure love how AJ has turned it around, too bad am not allowed to watch him pitch." For all I know the dude had his tatts removed, wears a Mickey Mouse hat, and breakdances after every K

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:48 PM

Wait, I've got one, I've got one!

Every time I draft a player... he sucks.

#14 caseyatbat

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:54 PM

No. (Knock on wood.)

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:59 PM

I sit on the end of the couch and no one talks to me when one of my pitchers has a no-hitter.

I wear my purple underwear when Jordan Zimmermann is pitchers.

I hop over the line between my kitchen floor and my carpet, as if it's a white chalk line.

None of this is true.

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Mookie is home...

 


#16 An Old Hippie

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 02:02 PM

I refuse to smack talk to an opponent. Seems like when I have in the past the team just goes to hell. My smack has become more then a little bland now. More along the lines of nice match, hope you lose.

#17 Nefarious Industrialist

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 03:45 PM

I drafted a team in a crappy public league just so I could get a bunch of players that I also have on other teams. Then when they slump, I pretend to agonize over whether or not to drop them. Because as we all know, as soon as I drop Jason Heyward, he's gonna get picked up and go off on someone else's team. As soon as I drop Kris Medlen, he's gonna get picked up and go off on someone else's team. So I drop them, knowing that when that happens, I'll be thrilled because I still have them on the teams I actually care about. I didn't actually plan it this way, but it's sort of working out like this.

#18 tucker26

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 03:53 PM

I drafted a team in a crappy public league just so I could get a bunch of players that I also have on other teams. Then when they slump, I pretend to agonize over whether or not to drop them. Because as we all know, as soon as I drop Jason Heyward, he's gonna get picked up and go off on someone else's team. As soon as I drop Kris Medlen, he's gonna get picked up and go off on someone else's team. So I drop them, knowing that when that happens, I'll be thrilled because I still have them on the teams I actually care about. I didn't actually plan it this way, but it's sort of working out like this.


Genius?

"If the gods are always watching, we might as well put on a good show."

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 03:54 PM

last week benched wright for pedro alverez, wright hits 2 on my bench alverez hits a pathetic 1 hr. Next day Cespedes is DTD, so i shuffle him to util, move in wright for cespe. Cespe hits 2 on my bench. Oh well alverez hit like 6 that week so wasn't an issue.

But seriously if you think what you do to your fantasy team affects how professional athletes perform, you need to stop smoking so much weed.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 04:00 PM

According to the dictionary, Superstition is an irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear.

Edited by Neymar, 26 June 2013 - 04:00 PM.