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  • Clayton Clayton Feb 27, 2012 4:18 AM Flag

    Keeper: Tough, occasionally obnoxious, historically cool league needs one owner

    This is the third year of the Joe Lovitto Memorial League (with the blessing of his daughter). Jumpin' Joe Lovitto, of course, was one of the coolest players of the '70s, and no less than Billy Martin declared that he would have been kind of Willie Mays-like, were it not for injuries. Billy also said that Joe was a great drinking buddy. Joe was the all-time icon of the Texas-California axis of cool; he looked like he belonged in Aerosmith.

    The league is tough: I typically rank in the top two of regular leagues, I've placed 8th and 9th in the JLML. We have some interesting characters, but we're all serious players.

    We keep 12, declaring them a week before the scheduled March 25 draft (1pm Mets time, but we do tend to move this around, to ensure that everyone's there-we have owners in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia and Korea).

    The Team available is CARDINALS 11 (which you can re-name anything you like). They were competitive last year, but folded down the stretch (finishing 11th in the regular season. of 16). Solid nucleus and trade chips: Albert Pujols, Dan Uggla, Matt Holliday, Alfonso Soriano; Chris Carpenter, Ervin Santana…but you'll need to draft well (particularly pitching-which should be easy enough, given the size of the draft pool).

    We're a 9x8 league (batting: r, hr, rbi, sb, k's, avg, obs, obs+, gshr; pitching: w, cg, sv, iw, k's, gidp, era,bb).

    We vote on rule changes every year, but don't tend to change them much.

    The Commish,



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