08/22/2015 at 2:00 am #806AndreaKeymaster
I am Andrea, the one in charge of this site. I am new at all that is web design, so please do contact me and let me know if you run into problems or have trouble getting around.
I am also open to any and all suggestions on how we can better the site.
Take a moment to introduce yourself and welcome to Lenny’s Legion!!
08/31/2015 at 2:53 pm #911Fan addictParticipant
Some know me as the Fan Addict others as Brian from Jersey. I’m 42 born and raised in Brooklyn. Now married with kids and residing in NJ. I’m a die hard Yankee fan but an overall baseball junkie. I’ve been competing in fantasy baseball since 1996. Like most my days in fantasy started as a kid playing stratomatic, as well as playing with my topps basebards and using stats to compete with my friends, How nice was it to have Ricky Henderson in the early 80’s. Boy have things changed. Nowadays I spend numerous hours on my season long leagues. As most are parting with soesson long I’m going in more and more. Like my name says I’m an addict to fantasy sports
09/06/2015 at 4:56 pm #1192HoopsParticipant
Hello my name is Hoops from Fresh Meadows NY and have followed Lenny since he is 9 years old. Lenny was a center fielder that can only be compared to Mickey, Duke and Willie. I wish you both much success on your new web site and will follow you on the site.
I am from Boca Raton Florida.
08/31/2015 at 4:12 pm #912LennyKeymaster
September 1993 ,along with Irwin Zwilling and Sandy Stolle we broadcast the 1st EVER radio show pertaining only to Rotisserie Sports!
Some may have beautiful modern Looking sites after all these years.while our site is very modest..Some may have made decent $ producing content and promoting themself but my earnings are modest
YET NOBODY NOBODY can display the dedication to the game that you will find here and NOBODY NOBODY will offer more fun
Im Lenny Melnick…many call me “The Legend” I want you to call me “your friend”
Sigh Up and lets get this thing going!!
Baseball Year Round!
09/01/2015 at 3:12 pm #920Ricky SandersParticipant
You may have seen me on twitter @rsandersdfs but in real life I go by Ricky Sanders. I’m just a dude who didn’t like his job at one point in time so started writing about fantasy sports on the side and turned it into a career. While I focus mostly on DFS these days, I love talking baseball overall as it helps loop me back into the real world as opposed to my daily wormhole. I recently met Lenny and love what he’s doing here so I’m happy to become part of “Lenny’s Legion”! Lol
09/02/2015 at 9:42 am #954David LeisureParticipant
Born in June of 1977, I was the reason the Big Red Machine collapsed. Born in Cincinnati, I pride myself on being a realist fan that accepts the highs, but also tries to fix the lows albeit no one listens to my ranting and ravings.
I became a fan of Lenny Melnick listening to XM Fantasy 87 and thankfully Lenny is the most interactive host on the channel and I am a proud member of Lenny’s Legions.
My profits in fantasy sports come mostly from Fantasy Football, but baseball overall, both fantasy and reality, is my passion.
Looking forward to a wonderful time using this site and its various forums.
09/03/2015 at 10:56 am #970Scott WagnerParticipant
Hello I am Scott Wagner from Gilbertsville, KY. Married to Melissa for 31 years and a father of 4. Started playing fantasy sports in 2005. I worked for Rotowire from 2009-2012 answering expert questions and writing articles. A busy schedule following my children’s sports ventures demanded a sabbatical from the demands of that job. I commish about 5 leagues a year on Yahoo and am always looking for active owners. Only one is a pay league with my close friends and the rest are free as I like to keep it fun. My day and night job is the administrative pastor of a church and Christian school.
09/03/2015 at 8:31 pm #1017Paul RockwoodParticipant
Hi my name is Dr Paul and I am a practicing psychologist. After this FBB year I need one! I have been following Lenny for years. Since I am around Lenny’s age and from NY I am one of the few who understand his jokes! lol
Lenny-What’s up with you appointing David W as the Legion’s psychiatrist? I think we are going to have a shrink-off as to who is the saner of the two:(
Luv ya Man and Andie to!!!
09/04/2015 at 12:18 pm #1034Bob from Long IslandParticipant
Hi Guys and girls , I am Bob from long Island , When we talk fantasy I could have been one of the first leagues ever invented . My fantasy career started in 1979. My league is in its 36 year . So fantasy sports is not new to me , But meeting Lenny and talking sports to him is such a breath of fresh air . Hes brings out the kid in me again .Which I might say is hard to find lately. So nice to meet everyone here . Just sit back and enjoy the ride !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
09/04/2015 at 2:06 pm #1047Greg JohnsonParticipant
Hey everyone. I’m Greg from Southern IL. I am a new listener of Lenny. I’ve enjoyed it so far. Looking forward to some fantasy leagues with some of Lenny’s Legions. Let’s Go Cardinal Nation!!! Die Cubs Die!…. Don’t really die…that would be bad…my apologies Michael Johnson….kinda.
09/04/2015 at 4:57 pm #1051David KatzParticipant
Hey Legion people!
Dave Katz originally from New York. long time suffering Jet and Met fan, former Knick fan that cried the day Willis Reed traded Clyde Frazier for Jim Clemons to the Cavs.
Have been a Miami Heat fan living in South Florida since the 86 Mets won the WS. Former Sports update announcer on USA Today sportsline pre internet 🙂
Actively participate in Fantasy Baseball,Football and Basketball.
Lenny is the best and glad to be a part of the legion!
09/04/2015 at 7:37 pm #1053BillyHazeParticipant
Allow me to introduce myself, i am a man of wealth and means…
Just Kidding, I just wanted to use that line from the greatest Rock and Roll Band of all time!. My name is Billy, but my friends call me Billy so you can call me Billy. I am an avid baseball fan ,especially Phillies, so much so that even during our darkest hour I still find time to watch every game. I have enjoyed Baseball ever since I was a kid, listening to By Saam and then the great Harry Kalas. I have been playing fantasy baseball since 2000 and I continue to be amazed at how much it has grown,but I would be remiss in saying I am happy about the direction. I am glad that Lenny and Andrea decided to create this site and at the same time that they let Cha-Cha in . 🙂
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09/04/2015 at 7:58 pm #1055Doug KoehlerParticipant
I am the other Red Sox fan that has known Lenny through many years of Fantasy Baseball. Can you imagine how difficult it was to be a Red Sox fan growing up in North Jersey? My neighborhood was Yankee territory. Bucky Dent was the cousin to one of my childhood friends. Yet, knowing this fact should convince anyone that I am a true Boston Red Sox fan; I suffered with the best of them.
In 2004 I took my wife to a Yankee Red Sox game in NY. There I held up a sign that read, “Dear Red Sox. Today is my birthday. I do not ask for much just the 2004 World Series Championship!” Of course I was laughed at and booed. Yet when I arrived at game 7 of the 2004 ALCS Championship, Yankee fans were no longer booing. In the end Boston gave me my birthday present and it was the best gift I have ever been given.
I am now still waiting for Lenny to etch into his kitchen table the words, “BOSTON RED SOX WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS!” Maybe then I can come over to his kitchen and sign it for him.
Today I am pushing 50 and living in Oklahoma City, OK where I continue to promote Red Sox baseball. We now have three neighbors who are Boston fans. Just doing my part to save the game one story at a time.
09/04/2015 at 10:03 pm #1056Steve LikinsParticipant
Hi all. Steve here. I really enjoy listening to the podcasts. I’ve been participating in both Fantasy Baseball and Fantasy Football for several years. Love all kinds of sports – baseball, football, basketball, hockey and golf are my favorites. I’m a fan of the Detroit professional teams. I’m an oddball that like both the University of Michigan and Michigan State. I also follow Central Michigan sports.
09/04/2015 at 10:53 pm #1057Steve brunnParticipant
Hello all. My name is Steve like Lenny I live on Long Island. I’ve been playing fantasy baseball since about 1990 or 91. Been running my own auction league since 1995. Avid baseball fan who has been bleeding the Pinstripes since Donnie baseball came to town. I love the Yanks but can watch just about any game any team as baseball is in my blood. Been playing fantasy football since the mid 90s as well but it’s nothing like my passion for season long fantasy baseball. Never played stratomatic like so many, however LOVED playing a baseball board game called All-star baseball growing up. Happy to be aboard as NO ONE in the industry cares about it more then the Legend.
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09/04/2015 at 11:02 pm #1059Craig MishParticipant
Hi my name is Craig and I am the alter ego of Lenny Melnick circa 1974. I am the originator of the term “Jean Segura Shorts” and with Patent Pending I am hoping to become as wealthy as the DFS experts this coming year. I have been playing fantasy baseball since the 1980’s, and I traveled around the country with a Commodore 64 and a few Micro League Baseball floppy disks hoping one day to tour with Sam Kinison. Since that didn’t work out I turned my attention to watching reruns of The Jeffersons, hoping to one day quote every line Weezy had for 4 seasons. These days you can find me either translating Lenny’s podcast into Yiddish for the Jewish American Fantasy Sports Association, or standing outside his house with a bucket of water in preparation for the day Andrea inevitably burns the house down. L’chaim.
09/04/2015 at 11:42 pm #1060JesusParticipant
I may be the youngest member, and newest to fantasy baseball. Only been doing this for 3 years now. I’ve won one championship and will be in the playoffs this year. I’m a big sabermetrics guy. I like watching baseball, but I love me some Aggie football and MMA. Obviously from Texas. Aaaaaaaaand done.
09/05/2015 at 11:36 am #1073Roger ChoateParticipant
Hello to all, I am Roger from Paducah, KY (originally from Southern Illinois). I have been listening to Lenny for several years now and love his humor and advice on Fantasy Baseball. Play in a very competitive deep keeper league with friends along with a few other leagues as well. HUGE Cardinals fan!!! Been playing fantasy baseball for about 8 or 9 years.
09/08/2015 at 1:57 pm #1301Anonymous
Hello Everyone! My name is Stephen Griparis a die hard lifelong Cubs fan. I live in Joliet, IL about 40 miles SW of Chicago. I have listened to Lenny since he was doing a Sunday evening podcast with Tony Cincotta for FantasyPros911 with their host Rich Wilson. Doesn’t seem that long ago does it? I played in some listener leagues they offered back then. Came in 2nd place and had an invitation extended to me to join the FantasyPros911 Dynasty League #2 of which I still participate in today, even though Rich renamed it Prospect361.com Dynasty League.. I love competing in baseball, football and hockey. Looking forward to getting to know everyone.
09/10/2015 at 7:21 am #1332
Hi All! I’m Michele from NJ. Born and raised in Philly, I’m a stone cold homer. My love of sports began at 2 years old, listening to Phillies games on a transistor radio with my oh so beloved grandfather. I sat with him every day, looking at baseball cards and listening to amazing stories of legendary players. My favorite cookie is Cookie Rojas.
I’ve played every sport imaginable and was really good, but nobody cared about women’s sports back then. Oh well. I began playing fantasy sports in 2014 and won the championship in an all guys 12 team football league. This is my first year playing fantasy baseball and I’ve made the playoffs. Perhaps there is some truth to beginner’s luck.
I also play daily with very mixed results. I listen to Sirius Fantasy Sports constantly and credit the show hosts with my success. I’m excited to be a part of this community (also my first), and wish all of you the best of luck!
09/10/2015 at 7:37 am #1333
Hi All! I’m Michele from NJ. Born and raised in Philly, I’m a stone cold homer. My love of sports began at 2 years old, listening to Phillies games on a transistor radio with my oh so beloved grandfather. I sat with him every day, looking at baseball cards and listening to amazing stories of legendary players. My favorite cookie is Cookie Rojas.
I’ve played every sport imaginable and was really good, but nobody cared about women’s sports back then. Oh well. I began playing fantasy sports in 2014 and won the championship in an all guys 12 team football league. This is my first year playing fantasy baseball and I’ve made the playoffs. Perhaps there is some truth to beginner’s luck.
I also play daily with very mixed results. I listen to fantasy sports radio constantly and credit the show hosts with my success. I’m excited to be a part of this community (also my first), and wish all of you the best of luck!
09/10/2015 at 10:34 am #1353Mitchell HartsonParticipant
Good morning. Short intro. I’m Mitch Hartson. Live in Richmond, VA area. Went to Ithaca College to study Radio-TV many years ago but took a different direction for my career having served as a food executive and self-employed food marketing consultant. I’ve worked in four different radio stations along the way but what modest amount of work I do now is as an Adjunct Professor for Central Michigan University. I feel very privileged to have been able to visit all of the current major league baseball parks plus many that are no longer in use. PNC Park in Pittsburgh is my favorite with its outstanding sight lines.
09/10/2015 at 11:24 am #1365AndreaKeymaster
Hello Michelle, and welcome to Lenn’y Legion!! It is so nice to see another woman in the group!! Feel free to boast your thoughts and opinions in the forums and let me know if you have any questions or concerns!! Maybe we can drink beers over a Met Game at Citi Field sometime.
09/11/2015 at 7:01 pm #1437
Andrea, thanks so much for the welcome! I’ve never been to Citi Field and would love to meet up for beers. Likewise, if you’re up for a trip to Philly, I’d be delighted to host you guys at a Phillies game!
I’m fumbling my way through fantasy sports and have so much to learn. I have no shortage of questions (you may regret the offer)!
Looking forward to sharing thoughts with the folks in the forum and greatly appreciate the perspective of others.
09/12/2015 at 12:43 pm #1472Raul De La PiedraParticipant
My name is Raul, I’ve been living in the US since 2002, I’m originally from Lima, Peru…. In Peru, baseball is not as widely popular as here in the states. As a matter of fact, they don’t even have an amateur league. Everything I knew about the sport was the New York Yankees (of course right). However, as I started to get familiar with US lifestyle, sports and popular culture, I discovered Baseball, and rapidly fell in love with it. I felt that I needed to know everything about the sport: the teams, the rivalries, the history, the love, the hate, the trades, stadium food, absolutely everything that had to do with baseball. And then, I fell in love with the New York Mets!!!! I didn’t know at the time, when I was watching Mike Piazza hit HRs for the Mets like a champ, that the NY Metropolitans will put me through suffering after disappointment after suffering, after illusion and excitement, over and over again. But you know what, I never stopped loving them. It’s been 13 years of loyal allegiance to the Mets, through the worst, and through some great moments (who can forget the Andy Chavez catch in game 7 of the NLCS). I will never stop loving the Mets. NEVER. Then in 2013, I discovered fantasy baseball. I didn’t know I could learn more about baseball, but after my first season playing fantasy baseball (finished 3rd, thank you very much), I found myself on January 10th thinking about what catcher to draft, or what rookie I would take on the 22nd round, in the middle of February. It’s definitely a year round passion with Draft day as the new Christmas for me. I’m currently in the playoffs in my league, and I have to say I took my game to a new level thanks to listening to experts on Sirius Xm, like the wonderful Lenny Melnick!!! it could be the jokes, or something else, but Lenny helped me prepared for this year, and added more passion and love from me to this wonderful game!!!! I’m excited to be part of this community, and participate actively with you all!!!! cheers, Raul
09/13/2015 at 8:41 am #1506Anthony AnianoParticipant
Hi everyone, I’m Anthony Aniano, die-hard fantasy football and baseball player. I was a the host of a small podcast on blogtalkradio when a caller called my show to talk Nationals baseball about 5 years ago. That caller, Lenny Melnick. Since then he has been a mentor to me in the world of fantasy sports. I host the Anthony Aniano fantasy sports show on Thursday nights at 10 and Rotoballer Fantasy Sports Show Tuedays at 9:30, both on blogtalkradio, as well as frequent guest epert appearances on Sirius/XM Fantasy Sports Radio. I owe much of this to Lenny! I’m excited to be a part of the page and looking forward to this being lots of fun.
09/13/2015 at 10:35 am #1509Chris Cobb
Hello all. My name is Chris Cobb and I live in Alabama. I’ve been playing fantasy sports since 1989 when I started a baseball league that I manually calculated stats/standings for on a spreadsheet. (This is the fantasy equivalent of I walked to school and back uphill in the snow). That league continues to this day and I also enjoy fantasy football. I prefer the deep dynasty league format, but casually participate in a lil DFS from time to time as well. I love Lenny’s podcast for the humor and the daily review from the night before. Keep up the good work!
09/16/2015 at 5:21 pm #1834Jeremy PerryParticipant
Jeremy from Odessa Tx. I play in 10-15 Football leagues every year and play DFS regularly. One of the leagues I am in is 32 years old, is a dynasty league, 16 teams 22 man rosters with live rookie draft, live plan B free agent Draft, Live avalible unprotected player auctions, team Calcuttas, waiver wire adds 1 time a week and each pick up cost money, each trade cost money lol … Very unique league long waiting list to join, took me 6 years to get in.
09/17/2015 at 12:04 pm #1959Matt WhitfieldParticipant
My obsession with Fantasy Sports started in the late 90’s and it’s gotten stronger over time. Since my Fantasy Sports Journalism career began back in 2010, I’ve written for many websites including FantasyDaddy.com, DynastySportsEmpire.com, and FantasyAlarm.com. Currently you can find me writing on Football Nation.com and FantasyInsidersShow.com. I’m also on the Sports Brew Podcast and Fantasy Insiders Football Show Podcast which can be found on Stitcher Radio.
I’m a Green Bay Packers, New York Mets, and Los Angeles Lakers fan for pro teams and VA Tech Hokies (Football) and Duke Blue Devils (Basketball) for college.
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09/17/2015 at 11:29 pm #2012David BobkeParticipant
My name is David, though I’m often referred to as Bobbo. I can explain that another time. 🙂
I’m a fantasy football and baseball player, although I’m astronomically better with the baseball. I currently manage a fantasy baseball team with a blind friend, and we’re looking to take our second title in as many years. Long live the Raging Communists! Sir Melnick was the first person whose advice I heeded when I began playing fantasy baseball, and I’ve been fairly successful so far, I’m happy to say!
I was born and raised in Milwaukee, follow the Brewers and Packers, and I write and host a podcast for TitletownSoundoff.com.
09/21/2015 at 8:11 am #2369BigWill
Hello Lenny! I just tweeted you about possible double starters for this week. Here were the players available.
Peralta, Warren, Nolin, Ray, Johnson, Lamb, Gray, Ryan, Perez, Moore, Guthrie, Buchanan.
Tough bunch for sure!! I am out numbered with pitching starts 9-13…so no sure what to do on this. It is a 8×8 league where he already has steals locked(my team does not get steals). I love football season, but baseball season is not over and want to bring home the championship and no fantasy experts are available to assist on the radio! Please help!!!
09/22/2015 at 11:47 pm #2604Shawn Gundy
My name is Shawn Gundy and I’m a fantasy sports addict. But its great… Im an enthusiast of baseball and football, but much better at the latter. I live in Charleston, South Carolina where every day is a vacation. I look forward to reading and chatting with you all. Lenny is THE Legend. The nicest guy in the business!
09/24/2015 at 12:00 pm #2700bradley peronParticipant
Hello Everyone! My name is Brad. I have been playing fantasy baseball since 1997 (17yrs old). I work in the finance and specifically interested in value investing. That is why I find DFS so compelling. I received my first dose of Lenny the Great when he spoke at the 1997 MLB All Star game. Somehow our league got a copy of the speech and I have been following Lenny every since. He was the first to really tell people to get over it–fantasy was coming to us all, and it was cool!!!! He borught it mainstream for me. I’m super happy that this site is up and that we have the opportunity to interact with one of the best fantasy baseball minds ever to play this game of Fantays Sports. Congrats on the podcats and the new site Lenny!! (Search Winner Take All # to find 20 man leagues for $2 entry every week during fatnasy football season. During Baseball season search “Lenny Melnick Super Fans” or “Lenny’s Legion.” )
09/24/2015 at 7:56 pm #2728Gary GustafsonParticipant
Hello! My name is Gary Gustafson. You can find me on twitter at CubsReallyStink. Diehard Cubs and Packers fan (got to mix the good with the bad)! CubsReallyStink moniker? Haven’t won the World Series since 1908! We’ve won 2 World wars since then! That STINKS (not winning the war, the Cubs losing)! My oldest fantasy football league is in it’s 30+ year! Have moved on to DFS and love it! Now my wife of almost 40 years says it’s dinner time…see ya!
09/25/2015 at 9:33 am #2749Jason Joykutty
Hello. My name is Jason Joykutty from Skokie, Illinois. Long time Lenny Melnick listener. Lenny has helped me win numerous championships in my life. Die hard Cubs fan. Happy to be a part of this forum
09/26/2015 at 9:44 am #3321Carlo A BenedettiParticipant
This is Carlo A Benedetti- fantasychill – cab912_cbro on twitter who loves to comment on fantasy sports, daily fantasy sports and some of the fine programming on Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio. I wish great luck to the Legend who has given me tremendous twitter content over the years and who hold the title as the “Most Interesting Man in Fantasy Sports”. I hope to find the time to add to this wonderful site- and a get a short too!
So sit back, relax and just chill… withe me.
09/26/2015 at 8:59 pm #3356JustinMondryParticipant
The REAL Justin Mondry here…
Some of you may already know me well (or at least the facebook or twitter versions of me) from the battles with Jeff Mans and Ted overnight tweeting. To the facebook breakdowns of NFL sunday before daily became what it is now. Back in those days AL Zeidenfield would argue with me often. Also facebook groups my comments are very present. There have been many various facebook groups I have made long expanded comments in and brash predictions against the “expert advice” of others. Charlie Blackmon, George Springer, Joc Pederson have been some of the big names I believed in before others finally bought in.
I’m controversial, passionate and very opinionated.
I have listened to Sirius XM for 5 years and Lenny for that same amount. I may have been the only listener when he was on the the 5am time slot during baseball season a few years back. I’m always up for a little twitter banter. I DESPISE the “skills” of Rotowire and often very vocally critical about easy mistakes and injury updates and bad journalism by that place.
In 2013 I ran NBA fantasy podcast.com doing a weekly column about pickups and strategies to win weekly NBA head 2 head matchups. I also partnered with Carlos Garza to run a podcast for the blog site and updated almost every night the facebook page. I mentioned Rotowire earlier, well some know me from the Jrue Holiday mess. From what I recall I was the ONLY lone voice declaring emphatically he would NOT return that season and he didn’t. Again why I despise Rotowire. Over the last year I have very busy with a girlfriend and I definitely put fantasy sports in the background and way back of my life. Recently she broke up with me and I’m probably going to get very passionate again like I was before…
10/04/2015 at 10:58 am #4191Jim DayParticipant
Hi all my name is Jim but most people in fantasy know me as Fantasytaz. I have been a long time fan of both Lenny and Andrea and I love that they have their own site. I have been playing fantasy since 1991, but mostly football, although I have done some baseball time and again. I play in quite a few leagues each year in almost every type of league. But mostly I love talking about fantasy and am always willing to give an opinion.
I live in NJ and am looking forward to becoming a part of this community.
10/04/2015 at 11:35 am #4194StuParticipant
Hi there. My name is Stewart, I’ve been playing fantasy sports since ’05. I play in season long leagues in all 4 sports, I’ve started playing a lot of DFS this year. I am a married father of 5. When I’m not playing fantasy sports I’m watching the kids play soccer and basketball.
@stumal on Twitter, stu61 on RG.
Happy to be aboard, thanks.
10/06/2015 at 12:57 pm #4441Michael JohnsonParticipant
Hey everyone! My name is Michael Johnson and I live in Orange Beach, Alabama! I moved to the beach about 3 yeas ago to escape the misery of the Mid-West! ha… Many people in the do not realized that Alabama has beautiful white sandy beaches, and when I discovered them on summer break in 2012, I decided to never leave! I am originally from a small town in Southern Illinois, McLeansboro, but lived for many years in the village of New Lenox, outside Joliet in Chicagoland! – Thus, I am a true blue Cubs fan! I have loved listening and being a part of Lenny’s Legions and the podcast all summer and am excited to be a part of this fraternity and discussing baseball all winter! I hope to be active in the chat room and on the site all winter, stretching into the spring, summer, and beyond! I appreciate the time and dedication that Lenny and Andrea contribute to the expansion and look forward to making new, lifelong, friend! GO CUBS!!
10/06/2015 at 1:12 pm #4444Marc MelnickParticipant
My name is Marc Melnick, son of Lenny himself. Yes, I am 16. Buy don’t let the age fool you, I know my football! I’m a high school fullback for mt sinai varsity football, but in my time off I am studying football stats, player behaviors, and coach tendencies. If you have any questions I will try to answer them in a youthful point of view! (With a touch of expertise. My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
10/06/2015 at 1:18 pm #4446Marc MelnickParticipant
My name is Marc Melnick. Son of Lenny Melnick. Don’t let my age fool you, I’m 16… but I know my football probably better than my dad. I not only play the sport itself. (Fullback for mt sinai varsity football) I study coach tendencies, player behavior, and overall stats/scores in the nfl. If you have any questions, I will try to respond ASAP with a helpful, youthful answer (with a touch of expertise) please email me down below!
email@example.com. and please support my dad!
10/08/2015 at 10:35 am #4577RickParticipant
Hi, My name is Rick (KidRick in the chat room). I am a Gen X’er from northern New England where I support all the local pro teams but have a passion for baseball and football. We have a couple minor league teams up here (Portland Seadogs and New Hampshire Fishercats) and I try to get to their games as often as possible in the summer (50% for the enjoyment of baseball and 50% for fantasy baseball prospecting). I have 15 yrs experience playing season-long fantasy football with friends and family. I have 4 years experience playing season-long fantasy baseball (i created and commission my own league). I am the commissioner of all but 1 league i play in. I have dabbled in DFS but I don’t really enjoy it because I feel like I am always outsmarted by opponents who have more time than I to research and exploit the favorable individual matchups. Not to mention, I dont find satisfaction in the “rush” that accompanies daily gambling (yes, I DID just call DFS what it is, “gambling”). For me, fantasy sports its more about investing my time in a broader overall strategy and appreciating the interactions I have with friends and family while I a playing a game. Thanks, Lenny, for “welcoming me aboard” Lenny’s Legion. I am a proud, t-shirt wearing, member!
10/13/2015 at 9:49 am #4913Jon StulbergParticipant
Hi. My name is Jon Stulberg. I’ve been playing fantasy sports since the late 1980’s. In my first ever fantasy baseball draft I realized with my last pick that I didn’t yet have a second baseman, so I took this kid from Atlanta. Ron Gant! I’ve written for websites such as FantasyBaseball.com, FantasyFootball.com, Fanball.com, Fantasyfootballknuckleheads.com and most recently for FFLockerRoom.com where I’m now the Head of Analytics and Statistics, mostly focusing on DFS for football. I’ve been a longtime follower of Lenny and thank him for his time and efforts in this community.
10/13/2015 at 10:06 am #4920michael magidParticipant
Hi guys. My name is Michael (gripweed on the chat site – that’s a John Lennon reference to anyone playing at home). I’m a New Yorker living the Boston area. Lifelong Mets, Jets and Rangers fan. Used to be a Knicks fan but not since Ewing and Starks retired. I have been playing fantasy baseball since the days of CDM, where you had to wait for your results to be mailed to you every week. No computers back then! I have a home league back in NY with some friends and former coworkers that I’ve been a part of for 9 years. I have won that league twice and finished in the money in all but 2 of those years. I attribute my success there to my knowledge of baseball as well as the advice I solicit from people like Lenny Melnick.
I have listened to the Fantasy Sports Channel on Sirius/XM for 4 years now. I won the Listener’s League from the Fantistics 2 years ago, beating out the likes of Drew Dinkmeyer and Lou Bilasi.
While I love Fantasy Sports (I dabble in football and hockey)) I really don;t appreciate the Daily Fantasy craze. I think it is sapping all of the fun and interest I ususally have gotten from the Fantasy Sports Channel. I honestly don’t listen much in the non-baseball season because it’s all football all the time. While I do pop in there on Sunday mornings on the way to work (I work at a Hotel so weird hours for me) to get some quick lineup tips, I would love to hear some more balance and a little bit of baseball in the fall and winter months.
Anyway, I think the purest part of Fantasy Sports in the yearly leagues, and not the Daily leagues that are so prevalent today. The Daily game reminds of what Fred and Barney or Lucy and Ethel would dream up – get rich quick schemes. I don’t have the time, money or inclination to pour through the umpire strike calling tendencies among left handed pitchers who play their games in humid weather conditions. I do get the fact that there is an awful amount of thought that goes into being a winner in the Daily game, but it’s just not for me. Maybe when I retire and can spend my days combing through the lefty/righty/weather condition/ apothecary charts. Ugghh!
Anyway, thanks for having me here. Lenny. Thrilled to be a part of it all, although with my work wked I can’t be around very much. I’ll pop in and out as I can.
Let’s go Mets! Let’s go Jets! And Potvin Sucks!!!!
My best to all,
10/15/2015 at 5:55 am #5085Anonymous
I am Jerry Colvin. I have a mouth like a truck driver and spend all day driving people crazy talking about sports. I own a bar in Massachusetts and work for Fantasy Alarm and Draft Valet and contribute to So Called Fantasy Experts as well. I believe this is about more than money it’s a community. That is more than likely why myself and Mr. Melnick have become friends over a bagel and a few hard-boiled eggs in New Jersey. I am also a huge sports card collector / investor. I was the only kid in the third grade with a Al Kaline Rookie card in my binder while my friends had 1981 Robin Younts. I am also married with four kids living in the house and a cat, that is currently rubbing himself against my arm as I am tryint to type purring. At least he’s happy. I also play darts and pool and believe I would be better served if they were available in a fantasy format. Anyway, hello.
10/16/2015 at 8:42 pm #5346Elaine McDonaldParticipant
I am Elaine. I started playing Fantasy Football 3 years ago. 2 years ago, I began playing Fantasy Hockey and Fantasy Baseball. I’ve played Fantasy Nascar and am currently playing Fantasy English Premier League. I find the more I play, the better I become. I’m very new to fantasy sports, but I’m very competitive. I read and listen a lot. I’ve pinged Lenny a few times – always with good results. His dedication and love for the games has always impressed me. I’ve always been a fan of talent and where better to admire talent than sports. I’ve perused the site. Lenny is digging deep into issues and topics. Looks like a lot of fun and thinking. Nice to meet all of you. Cheer!
10/20/2015 at 4:19 pm #5629Chris GalloParticipant
Hi everyone! I’m Chris Gallo. I love baseball. My passion for the game began at age 6 when I attended my first baseball game – the Yankees versus the Milwaukee Braves in the 1958 World Series at Yankee Stadium.
I recently published my first book, Unlikely Champions, A Miracle in Williamsport, which celebrates the 25th Anniversary of how the 1989 Trumbull CT Little League team pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Little League World Series history, when they knocked off the heavily-favored team from Taiwan. It is an American baseball story finally…and finely told.
I am a retired Forensic CPA, so I have lots more time for baseball and golf.
10/27/2015 at 5:42 pm #5965Jeffrey StruzerParticipant
My name is Jeffrey & I know Lenny from Francis Lewis H.S. I have enjoyed sports for many years & my favorite teams are the NY Rangers, SF Giants, & the NY Giants. I used to really enjoy the Knicks, but now find the unwatchable. My favorite sport is hockey.
11/12/2015 at 9:59 am #6685Robb SchulzParticipant
Hey gang……TruckerRobb is now in the house. If you listen to the rotoexperts in the morning you may have heard me busting engel and ronis balls from time to time. but that’s what I do. Ive been playing fantasy since before the internet was around so this isn’t my 1st rodeo. Im always looking for new leagues to join so if your looking to fill one hit me up. Im always willing to donate. Take Care and Be Well.
11/12/2015 at 5:42 pm #6694andrew olmsteadParticipant
Hi guys I am A.J. FROM NYC. I have been playing fantasy sports since the now out of business sports only newspaper the national was in business(a long time), were me and my friends would have to calculate stats and standing by hand on paper each week. I only play season long, not a dfs guy and i love leagues that use the newer more accurate stats such as OPS over simple avg. and leagues that use the combo stat of saves+holds so you’re not chasing saves all season.
11/15/2015 at 2:14 am #6721Randy CzarnetzkiParticipant
Hi! My name is Randy Czarnetzki and I am from Willmar, Minnesota which is about two hours west of the Twin Cities. I have been a baseball junkie all of my life and have been participating in a local fanatasy league for about seven years.
My wife Susie and I own a hardware store and are also curling fanatics, both as particpants in our local club and as officials. In addition to working at a number of U. S. national championships, we have also been fortunate enough to be selected to work several events overseas for the World Curling Federation.
I have the pleasure of recently meeting Andrea and Lenny “live and in-person” at First Pitch Arizona and wish them great success in developing and growing the site. Lennny’s podcasts are both informative and entertaining so log in and listen whenever you can!
11/15/2015 at 10:59 am #6727Joel HenardParticipant
I am Joel Henard a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA), and have been a podcaster since his first show “Hoosier Fantasy Baseball Insider” debuted in 2009. Shortly thereafter, Joel met injury expert Will Carroll, who was integral in Joel adding “Baseball Prospectus Radio” and “Baseball Daily Digest Radio” to his broadcast catalog. He’s also hosted the “Sports Illustrated Fantasy Podcast”, “The Nickel”, “Fantasy Pros 911’s Podcast” and “The Fantasy Alarm Podcast.”
In addition to being the host of the “Fantasy Insiders Show” (along with all of the above mentioned shows/podcasts), Joel has put together an impressive collection of MLB interviews, including Bryce Harper, Nick Franklin, Dustin Ackely, Eric Hosmer, Gregory Planaco, Russell Martin, Brandon Phillips, Joey Votto, Paul Konerko, Lou Brock, Ozzie Smith, and Andre Dawson.
I live in Indianapolis with my wife Aimee, and our 3 dogs Luci, Ike and Hugo. Outside of the world of sports,my hobbies include movies, camping and cooking… all of which he loves to share with his wonderful wife.
I have the pleasure of meeting Andrea and Lenny “live and in-person” at First Pitch Arizona. Keep up the great work!
11/18/2015 at 12:45 pm #6839B_DonParticipant
Hello. I’m Brandon Myers, Cubs fan. Live in Atlanta, spent a decade in Cinci, and was raised in Southern Indiana. Born just in time to be alive for the 85 Bears and 87 Hoosiers. Baseball addict, but also enjoy other sports and music (primarily classic and indie rock).
I work at Coca-Cola, and I’m the one who got the “Lenny Legend” bottles for our great host. I have no official work in the baseball industry, just enjoy it and fantasy sports. I refuse to play DFS because I don’t need any more of my time consumed by sports. I’m pro points and H2H leagues. Not to say I don’t enjoy roto, just not my first choice. I once kept Corey Luebke over Mike Trout. My worst trade ever was Brady (year he threw 50 TDs) and Chad Johnson for Shaun Alexander. My favorite player that I’ve met was Mark Grace who I ran into at a college dive bar (Dana’s) at Xavier University.
Go Cubs, Bears, Bulls, Avs, Hoosiers, Seminoles, and Musketeers
11/20/2015 at 9:26 am #6898Arthur CurtisParticipant
In 1987 I purchased Waggoner and Okrent’s Rotisserie baseball. Started with a 6 team, $5 league. By the late 90’s we had 2, 12 team $100 leagues, one AL and one NL.
I still remember my first fantasy football league(around 1996). Rushing TD’s worth 6, passing TD’s worth 3 for WR, 3 for QB, Defense scored any actual points accumulated by defensive players and returners. That was it, no bench, no yards, no PPR.
I live in Maine woods with my wife and the most spoiled great dane on the planet.
11/20/2015 at 11:39 pm #6943Robert NancoParticipant
Tankman here from lovely Central NJ. I’ve been playing Fantasy Sports since the beginning of the internet. Before that messed around with Strat-o-matic. I would like to think I can hold my own in DFS…only in tournies where there is 1 entry, to me 1 entry tournies is real skill not stacking tournies with 100+ entries, you might as well call that a LOTTERY! I remember like 4 yrs ago I was sitting on top of the tourney that sends you to Vegas (MLB) for the whole evening until like 1:15 am est and got knocked out and finished 2nd and finished another time 5th. Other than that I am a big fan of the Yanks, Devils, Minnesota Vikings and Brooklyn Nets. You can see me on FD I play mostly single entry tournies with some over stacked tournies. SEem like a great site and thanks for the invite Len!
11/22/2015 at 7:07 pm #6986Brian CrumpParticipant
Hi! My name is Brian Crump and I’m a lifelong Red Sox fan…when I was a youngin’ my Grandfather showed me his notebook where he kept his Red Sox roster in which he took great pride keeping up to date with the daily transactions from the newspaper…I owe my love of rotisserie baseball and managing my rosters directly to him…he took me to my first game to see the PawSox who had players like Marty Barrett, Wade Boggs, and Bruce Hurst and my love for the game took off…I’m really looking forward to connecting with everyone here and sharing that passion…thank you Lenny and Andie for putting something together here that looks pretty special! I can’t wait to see where it goes!
11/23/2015 at 3:49 pm #7018Laif AlmbergParticipant
My name is Laif Almberg and I have been a Yankees fan since birth. My earliest memories of baseball are my little league days where I was first introduced to The Legend himself, Lenny Melnick! He coached me throughout my elementary school years along with his son and my good friend Marc. I’ll never forget going over to Marc’s house and seeing “Coach Melnick’s” office for the first time. Eventually I had the privilege of recording a podcast in that office and my love for baseball has been growing ever since! I’ve been playing in fantasy baseball leagues the past five years and started a private league two years ago and have won both years, but who’s counting?
11/26/2015 at 7:26 pm #7122Jason SwistParticipant
Hi, I am Jason Swist AKA Primetime21 I am from Buffalo NY. I been listing to Lenny for years. I also listen to Lenny do a 24 hour show back in the day who remembers that? I am a big fan of Lenny because he does a lot of the dirty work for me. having 2 kids now its hard to read and look at stats everyday his Podcast helps out so much. Love you Lenny.
11/30/2015 at 9:59 am #7203KellyParticipant
Hi all, I’m Kelly from Tampa. I’m new here, but my friends Cha Cha & Trucker Robb said this is the best place for baseball stuff. I was born and raised a Cubs fan, so please don’t hold that against me as us Cub fans have enough going against us. Yes, I have a since of humor too. I named my cat Sammy Sosa (RIP little Sammy) as he was big, fat and on steroids too. See, you had to at least smile at that one.
Anyway, hope you all are doing well and don’t mind a girl that’s always been “one of the guys” crashing in on this.
12/02/2015 at 5:09 pm #7291Dave LuizParticipant
<p style=”text-align: left;”>My name is Dave Luiz born and raised in Riverside RI..Die hard red sox fan win or lose!</p>
<p style=”text-align: left;”>Happy to be apart this! Big fan of Lenny’s always listen to the podcasts at work!</p>
<p style=”text-align: left;”>Looking forward to meeting some new fantasy friends!</p>
<p style=”text-align: left;”>Thanks</p>
12/02/2015 at 5:12 pm #7292Dave LuizParticipant
My name is Dave Luiz born and raised in Riverside RI die hard red sox fan win or lose!!
Big fan of Lenny’s work always download and listen to the podcasts while at work!
Looking forward to meeting new people and making new fantasy friends!
12/02/2015 at 5:25 pm #7293Chad LarnedParticipant
Where to start let’s start off with a bang Kansas City Royals 2015 World Champs. As you can tell big baseball guy got involved at a young age around 5 years old was already in the crouch position at first base. This hobby of mine continued all through my junior years. I soon became aware of no majors in my future this didn’t stop me from my passion for baseball though. Came across an article Jason Whitlock had up he was a local writer for Kansas City Star involving a startup fantasy football league yes I said football no baseball I could find at least, so I joined was a very cool concept I thought like wow this could take off if some big backers got behind fantasy sports. Step into 2004 I find out from my girlfriend at the time I will be a father, now it’s time for the big boy pants to come on, see for the first time in my life I have some one to support and give my full attention too. No more play time or getting in trouble, looking for a new job I come across a couple opportunities. A step up in my previous company or sports writing gig that had big upside I thought at least, yes love to take chances. Struggled for a couple years until a light came on coach kids. So I got involved with any thing regarding coaching of any sport big industry. Made a couple dollars then my big payoff came when a buddy of mine came across a daily site we chatted over two hours about this site I invested a couple bucks won some lost some but made very reliable sources that help me in my present job.
As you can tell I’m a chatter box see I don’t think I’ve introduced my self yet. I’m a 35 year old man born and raised in Kansas City Missouri my wife Jennifer is my best friend, we have two beautiful kids Victor and Carmen.
12/02/2015 at 11:29 pm #7295ScottParticipant
I am a husband and father of 2 minions and a puppy from Baltimore, MD. My kids are my life and at young ages have developed a passion for baseball, like I did when I was 4. I wish they both liked the Orioles, but my oldest loves the Nationals. I love talking about baseball history and when it comes to the Orioles, I always for some reason start with the 1988 season when we started 0-22. I watch Orioles classics games when they are on. Most Oriole fans despise the Yankees and Red Sox, but I think of the Blue Jays as team I love to beat most.
12/03/2015 at 4:44 pm #7332Stephen YoumansParticipant
I am from California’s central coast and i am a huge Oakland Athletics, Golden State Warriors, and Miami Dolphins (WTF) fan. I know the dolphins make no sense but i have always been anti-bandwagon and when i started watching football the Niners were insanely good and the Raiders were in LA, so Marino was my guy and i never looked back.
I know this is mostly baseball focused so i will get back there… My earliest baseball memory is turning on the Battle of the Bay world series game 3 at home, only to be interrupted by the Loma Prieta earthquake. I was only 5 years old but baseball was already my favorite thing. Since 89 i have watched the A’s have their moments of domination only to fall short in the first round (damn Yankees and Tigers) of the playoffs repeatedly. I am still a believer in Billy and his disciple Forst and look forward to providing some insight into Green Collar baseball for you East coasters that don’t want to stay up past midnight to watch a 2-1 game.
I have been playing fantasy sports for well over a decade with my first venture being a rotisserie hoops league run through AOL in the late 90s that i had to use my mom’s credit card to join. Since then i have pretty much played baseball, football, and hoops every season. i am all about season long because i do it for the competition with my friends and bragging rights rather than all for the money. I am a firm believer that the best fantasy leagues involve a live draft, punishment for last place, and a forum for daily banter between players and i do my best to facilitate that in the leagues that i commission.
I discovered Lenny on Sirius XM radio over the last few years and have enjoyed following his content through social media. I am glad to join this site and hopefully gain new knowledge and insight on the game that I love!
12/04/2015 at 7:48 pm #7333OpieParticipant
Met Lenny through Sirius and on twitter. Fantasy sports is a way of life. If I’m not toiling over roster moves in my 16-team MLB league, I’m prepping for NFL or NHL. Born and raised in New Jersey. A lifelong Mets, Devils and Giants fan. When I could stomach NBA games the Knicks were my team–when defense was first and Ewing, Oakley and Mason ruled the Garden paint. I spent a decade in the newspaper business. I wanted to be a sports writer but settled into a short career on the politics and crime beat. Now reformed and to my sense’s I am a career firefighter and paramedic. Look forward to listen to other legionaires’ takes on fantasy sports.
12/05/2015 at 11:37 am #7448Jon WilliamsParticipant
I’m Jon. I’ve been playing and writing about fantasy sports for going on 30 years now. I am a huge Yankees fan but I like to think I follow all teams with the same passion. I love reading up and writing about the kids in the game but know the value of a veteran laden fantasy lineup. Glad to join Lenny’s Legions!
12/07/2015 at 9:16 pm #7588PaulParticipant
Hi, I am Paul from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Massive Blue Jays fan and season ticket holder for over a decade. I first heard Lenny when he was doing podcasts with Tony on Sunday nights. I love that Lenny makes his listners feel like part of the family and he always makes time to answer a question.
I love to talk baseball & football (Go Steelers)
12/08/2015 at 12:12 am #7589Perry Van HookParticipant
This is Captain Hook reporting from Arizona.
I will be providing tidbits about the Arizona Diamondbacks – for starters, Greinke
was not the last FA target.
You may also know me as Perry Van Hook from many places fantasy. If you have
problems with Lenny let me know as I am a more senior fantasy citizen
12/14/2015 at 1:33 pm #8023Jim HortonParticipant
My twitter account is @jimbohorton – I have been in fantasy baseball leagues since 1986 – I am a huge St. Louis Cardinal fan even though they have done nothing in the off-season to improve the club – I attended the First Pitch Arizona 2014 and met Lenny at that symposium. My bucket list includes attending games at every major league stadium – I have 16 completed at this time and plan to take another Jay Buckley Tour to get a number of the west coast parks. I had a few DFS attempts but the multiple entries and bad publicity has soured me on those. I will be in 5 to 6 leagues for the 2016 season.
12/15/2015 at 3:51 pm #8073Scott HuffParticipant
Hey! I am Scott Huff. I live in Lexington, KY but was born and raised just outside of St. Louis. I am die hard Cardinals fan and I love fantasy baseball and football. I am excited for the upcoming season of baseball and for the fantasy football playoffs that are now underway. I look forward to using this site. Thanks!
12/15/2015 at 10:15 pm #8076Stephen NemenzParticipant
My name is Stephen Nemenz and I’m currently an elementary school principal. I have been playing fantasy sports since 2002; mostly season long leagues (baseball, basketball, and football), but have gotten into DFS recently and love it. As like most, talking fantasy sports has taken over my life and I have started the process of writing and contributing. I have recently taken a correspondents position at FantasyPros for their NBA division covering the Cavaliers.
I’m from Erie, Pennsylvania so my team allegiances lie in Cleveland where I’m a die hard Browns and Indians fan. You can all pass along your sympathies. Being in Erie does have its minor league benefits, as we are the hometown to the Erie Seawolves, a long time Double-A affiliate to the Detroit Tigers, the Erie Otters (last years OHL runner-up), and the Erie Bayhawks of the NBA D-League (Orlando Magic affiliate). We have seen great talent come through our small town and I couldn’t ask to live in a better part of the country. Well, besides the weather.
I’m glad to be a part of this community and I look forward to many conversations.
You can find me on Twitter @Stephen_Nemenz
12/16/2015 at 9:11 am #8108Matthew OberstParticipant
Hey guys, this is Matt and I’m from Kenosha, Wisconsin.
I’ve been playing fantasy sports since Sandbox, which was then bought out by yahoo a while ago (in the dial-up internet days)
I’m all Wisconsin fan, Brewers, Packers, Bucks, Badgers.
I love playing fantasy baseball with all the numbers and strategy.
I also support Daily Fantasy Sports, who cares if people want to spend money on something, is that not a freedom? The government should focus on other important areas that need help. They are probably just mad because they haven’t taxed all that money.
12/22/2015 at 11:30 am #8694John CalvagnoParticipant
Hi I’m John I’m 50 and I have a passion for scouting. I go to a lot of Sally games (South Atlantic League of Minor League Baseball, single-A) and I write about the players that I see. You’ll find tons of scouting reports and prospect lists at my site notesfromthesally.com thanks.
I started playing fantasy baseball in the mid-90’s and reluctantly joined a dynasty league eight years ago I didn’t know a thing about the minors but quickly realized that’s where I can gain an advantage, everyone knew the majors but there were jewels to be had in the minors, so I read everything I could get my hands on.
I’m a fan of the Red Sox, Bruins and Syracuse Orange Basketball. Also a big music and tech guy.
12/23/2015 at 4:50 pm #8751Allen StroheckerParticipant
Tommy Lasorda was once quoted as saying, “I bleed Dodger blue and when I die, I am going to the big Dodger in the sky”, I believe that tells a very long story in one sentence about my self.
I live on the east coast, Atlanta to be exact, but live and breathe blue, it consumes me. Long story short, my dad is from Philly and used to listen to Red Barber and Vin Scully on the radio when the Dodgers were still in Brooklyn. He kept up with the Dodgers over the years and taught his east coast sons to be Dodger fans. I have now taught my son’s to be Dodger fans and went as far as naming one of my son’s Clayton Matthew after Kershaw and Kemp. (My dad tried to name me Fernando when I was born in the 80’s, my mom threatened to leave him if he did it)
From a fantasy standpoint, I have technically been playing since late 1990’s. I remember playing this mail in version of fantasy baseball in the Baseball Weekly (now known as Sports Weekly). I was introduced to salary cap fantasy in the early 2000’s and then shortly after, rotisserie.
For the rest of sports, Atlanta Falcons, Georgia Bulldog’s & Penn State (NCAAF), UCONN (NCAA Basketball), Pittsburgh Penguins, Manchester United (Premier League), Barcelona (La Liga) and for the NBA, I can’t stand it.
I am married with two son’s, 8 and 3, and I coach High School Baseball for a living.
12/27/2015 at 8:23 am #8931Chad SeteraParticipant
My name is Chad Setera. I am the co-host of FantasyJAM that can be heard on WBAD every Thursday Night at 8pm EST. My co-host Andrew “Fish” Fain and I talk not just Fantasy Sports, but talk about the news of the sports world with a mix of entertainment and periodically go off on deep ends like politics. The show link is http://www.wbad.net/rock
On a personal note. I am a die hard Buffalo sports fan. From the 16 years of not making the playoffs… after the 4 Super Bowl losses of the Buffalo Bills to having the worst hockey team in the NHL the last two years… a team that couldn’t even win the draft lottery in the Buffalo Sabres. My passion for these two teams is like no other.
Our show Facebook is Fantasy_JAM… My Twitter is @Sportsjamchad. And soon we will have a show web site.
Look forward to the great connections to be made here.
12/28/2015 at 8:21 pm #9047Carlos ColonParticipant
Hello Lenny Melnick fantasy sports fam! My name is Carlos, I am born and bred from The Bronx, NY but have been living on Long Island since the early 2000s. I am an avid fantasy baseball and football player. My favorite sport is Baseball. My late dad introduced me to the sport of Baseball and his favorite player, Roberto Clemente. He told me many things about him and all he represented to the country of Puerto Rico and the influence of Latinos in Baseball as a whole. I am a proud veteran of the US Army. My journey there, helped me develop as the man I am today.
I met Lenny at Ron Shandler’s Baseball HQ’s First Pitch forum in New Jersey. I thought Lenny was a class act! He kindly said hello and called me “kiddo” WHAT A GUY, I TELL YA, WHAT… A GUY!!
I’ve always wanted to be in the business of baseball, hopefully working for a Major League Baseball team as a scout or in front office. I even took an online course for Baseball GM and scout. I had the honor of interviewing current GM, for the Houston Astros, Jeff Luhnow and the director for International Scouting, Mike Elias. I learned a TON about the scouting side and front office side. These two gentlemen were amazing. After speaking with them, I can see why the Astros will be a franchise that’s going to make noise for a very long time. We’ve already saw that this past season.
Like I mentioned before, I love the game of baseball, although not a historian, I am very well versed on the subject of pitching, sabermetrics, and overall concepts of the game. I signed up to be a part of this site because I would like to share my passion for the sport and fantasy sports as well. Let’s take a ride together and learn from each other. Most importantly, LET’S HAVE FUN!
12/29/2015 at 10:28 am #9071Brad CsukaParticipant
My name is Elmer J Fudd, millionaire. I own a mansion and a yacht.
But in reality, my name is Brad. Just a regular joe from CT that has been playing fantasy sports since 1986, both baseball and football (my main football league just completed its 28th year – I won!). I’m a huge NY Mets and NY Giants fan and have just begun to dabble in the DFS world (still not sure that I like it, but giving it the old college try). Looking forward to sharing insight, knowledge and hopefully a few laughs with everyone!
12/29/2015 at 10:55 am #9074Jim BotschParticipant
Hello everyone. My name is Jim and I live in Georgia. Originally from Boston, I’m a big Red Sox fan. Didn’t start loving baseball until about 15 years ago, which is also when I started FBB. I used to consider myself pretty smart about fantasy, until I started listening to these podcasts and joining these groups. Now I realize how much of an amateur I am and how much I still have to learn. Looking forward to another great year of baseball!
12/29/2015 at 3:07 pm #9086KaaashManParticipant
Hello all, I’m Cash From Dayton. Yes the guy who supposedly finished last in his first SiriusXM Fantasy listener league but didn’t as the “experts” stopped paying attention once football started. I know Lenny from calling into the shows and chatting from time to time on line. I’ve been playing fantasy baseball since 90′. Off an on I play fantasy football, but I’m not crazy as I am with baseball. I’m a huge fan of anyone on any of my teams, until I trade them of course. I don’t consider myself an expert at/on anything. Play in about 3-5 leagues a year: 2 old school 4×4 leagues,(one started in 89 and the other in 94) one AL and one NL, one 20 team mixed, and whatever else I can find. I love talking baseball anytime and I’m looking towards another fun year.
12/29/2015 at 9:12 pm #9123Ian FellerParticipant
My name is Ian. I currently live in New Hampshire but grew up in Connecticut. I am a yankees fan. I have been playing fantasy sports since 2003. Fantasy baseball is my passion. I am a huge baseball fan and fantasy baseball allows me to learn and stay involved in the sport I love. I try and listen to as many podcasts as I can. My goal is to get as much information and opinions as I can to make my teams successful. I look forward to learning from you all.
12/30/2015 at 5:36 pm #9386RokhedFantasySportsParticipant
Good evening all, thought I would introduce myself as I may be frequenting this site as the baseball season approaches. My name is Brett Johnson, 42 year old from Calgary, Alberta and the biggest Royals fan north of the border! (since 1980) #ForeverRoyal I have been playing fantasy sports since 1999 and have hosted leagues shortly after that. Started with a fantasy play league using NHL96 game on the pc. Had a website with stats, standings, message board, trade forums and more, called the Rokhed Hockey League. In about 2005 started hosting standard fantasy leagues in baseball, football, hockey and golf.
Right now all the big sports at Rokhed are Dynasty leagues with 20 teams, 20 GM’s and waiting lists of at least a couple GM’s. The guys are very experienced as they need to deal with 20 teams of 25 man rosters, so the league is very deep and challenging! I have listened to Lenny for years on XM and online, and why I continue to follow him is because he is not like the new fantasy nerds that ONLY play daily leagues and think they know baseball. Lenny has proven to be a great resource for me and others in my leagues over the years.
I hope to get into some conversations with some of you over the next few months as spring training nears. 🙂 Should be entertaining. Please feel free to email me @ Commissioner@Rokhed.ca or visit my site http://www.Rokhed.ca if you want to chat fantasy anything. …..but especially baseball.
Brett (aka Rokhed)
12/31/2015 at 12:15 pm #9393Ron BurlingameParticipant
Hi all, my name Ron. I live in a small town in the hills of northeast Pennsylvania
I’ve been playing fantasy sports since the mid 90’s when the scoring was based off
home runs only. Other than my 2 daughters I don’t think there is anything I love
more than baseball and fantasy baseball. Now days I like playing in the NFBC, a local auction
league, and I love DFS now. I primarily play on Fanduel, DK, and FantasyAces. I play
under the name Keytonic, if anyone wants to play sometime.
12/31/2015 at 1:10 pm #9403Michael O’BrienParticipant
Using my handle Converge241 I use on a number of other places just easy to link with other forums and occasional write ups in the past
Im almost 40, been playing Fantasy since 99 my love is baseball though play some Football, Hockey, Basketball (Thankfully Hockey and Basketball fantasy are just chasing the stats to me at least!)
Wife, 2 boys 4 and 1
Brockton, Massachusetts (south of Boston)
Usually do 7-8 leagues per year – an NFBC Draft Champions, Auction, Dynasty, Keeper, AL only, A Stealing League (H2H winner steals a player) and then mix and match the last few. The AL only has been going since 82
Project Manager/Senior Analyst in Healthcare
Other hobbies/interests are Comic Books (used to run 2 stores, now an online store), Pro Wrestling (don’t hate), Film/TV/Music/Literature – all media entertainment, Writing
My teams are Red Sox, Steelers, Devils, Cavs (Though I dont care for Lebron, old school)
Also follow closer – Brewers, Patriots, Athletics, Sharks
Long time listener and reader and said I just have to sign up – great group of folks here!
12/31/2015 at 4:49 pm #9428Ryan MyersParticipant
Hi friends, I am Ryan Myers from north of the border, huge sports fan in Saskatchewan Canada….i play most fantasy sports, favorites being baseball, football, and of course hockey! I have a few titles under my belt and am constantly persuing more, look forward to all the great info and talk that this site will provide.
01/01/2016 at 9:33 am #9433Mark HammondParticipant
hello…. mark hammond signing in from warrenville, illinois…. i am a tigers fan living in white sox and cubs country…. i look forward to writing on the lenny melnick site…. secondly, i am the owner / janitor of a new fantasy baseball website at http://www.moneystats.net…. we have advanced fantasy baseball statistics…. if anyone is interested, i would like to offer a complimentary one year subscription to the site…. we are just getting started, but have some very interesting numbers not found on other sites…. i would need an email address and a password, and i can sign you up on our end…. we are interested in what other fantasy baseball fanatics think about our site…. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for our offer…. have a safe and blessed 2016 everyone….
01/01/2016 at 5:38 pm #9439GarrettParticipant
Happy New Year!
My name is Garrett Podhyski from NEPA. Big things will be happening this year such as I will be getting married this August. I currently teach 6th grade Special Education and will be graduating with my Masters in December with an Administration degree.
I play DFS and am invested in a 10 year long dynasty league with my high friends.
My allegiance lies with the Yankees.
I look forward to all future conversations!
01/02/2016 at 7:37 pm #9474ElaineParticipant
Hello Everyone. I am Elaine. I’ve always been a fan of sports. I admire talent. I grew up playing soccer and watching sports with my Dad. We mostly watched boxing, tennis, baseball and football. I, later, branched out and started watching hockey. My football team is the 49ers. I grew up in South Carolina so I am often asked why the 49ers. There were no Panthers when I was growing up. Everyone in South Carolina picked a team. I was an early teenager with hormones beginning to affect my decision-making skills – Joe Montana. I’ve been a 49ers fan since.
I started playing fantasy football 3 years ago and added baseball 2 years ago. I’ve played fantasy hockey, Nascar, baseball, and English Premier League. I find that playing other sports helps with overall fantasy playing skills and strategy. Baseball seems to be my nemesis. I have not won a fantasy baseball season yet. Fingers crossed for this year…
Currently, I live in Annapolis, MD. So, I catch games at Camden Yards and Nationals Park. I love going to Camden Yards. My goal is to go to more stadiums – football and baseball. So, maybe, I’ll see some of you there! Nice to meet you all.
01/03/2016 at 9:58 am #9502RotoBaseballProParticipant
Hello All – I am Rick. I started playing Fantasy Football in 1988. I moved to Philly in Oct. 1999. I never played a day of baseball or even attended a baseball game until my Father-in-Law became aware of that fact and promptly bought tickets for Game 4 of the 1999 World Series… that is right, my first baseball game was Roger Clemons v. John Smoltz with the NYYs sweeping the series from the Braves. Smoltz threw 11Ks, but Roger countered with 17GBs and I left old Yankee Stadium being re-born!! The next year my father-in-law asked if I could draft for his best friend in a roto baseball league he and his buddies created in 1986. He knew I was a Fantasy Football freak, and thought I would enjoy baseball. Of course I said yes and I prepared to draft in spring 2001 for my first roto baseball draft ever ……
…….. and to this day I apologize to that owner every time I see him (and he is my neighbor)! Holy shit was I clueless. My preparation consisted of reviewing the prior year stats, putting together a basic points prediction system (without researching existing ones) and then adjusting those results to reflect position scarcity (an important football behavior). Any guesses on who my projection said I should take first (actually the 51st pick – 10 Team 5×4 – no WHIP – 5 keepers) – Javy Lopez!!! I felt great at the end of that draft. I loved the team I drafted for my new next door neighbor, until the winner from the previous year came over and said, “not sure about that Javy Lopez pick?” Suddenly I thought; shit I missed something!
Well, as it turns out, one of the owners did not show for that particular draft, so the league voted to give him 2 days to draft the rest of his team or I would get his keepers (Randy Johnson, Curt Schilling, Danny Graves, Lance Berkman, Troy Percival)….. we never heard from him and I joined the league that year and of course finished in last place, but I did draft A Pujols because he had 4HRs and 12 RBI w/ a .395 average in his first 10 games ….. I have had him every year of our MLB and ROTO careers!
These days I am a hardcore baseball fan who also likes football and other sports. I have 3 hobbies; golf, poker, and baseball – not necessarily in that order. I am passionate. I am a Yankees fan. Follow me @statsr_us for commentary on the Steelers, Yankees, and Fantasy Sports.
01/04/2016 at 9:24 am #9607John MartinParticipant
I’m been a baseball fan since the summer of 1961, when I was 8. The only baseball you got on TV was the Yankee game of the week on Saturday with Dizzy Dean and PeeWee Reese. Instantly got hooked on the Mantle-Maris home run race and with the Yankees in general. I love the game and just can’t seem to get enough. I sent off from an ad in a comic for a free Strat O Matic card and from that figured out my own version to play with dice, as I knew better than ask my Dad to buy me the game. I read everything I can about the game of baseball and love the history. I love Bill James, especially the Historical Abstract, wish he would update it again. I don’t pretend to understand all the new metrics, guess I’m old school. We started a fantasy league in 1994 that’s still going strong. I actually won last year for the first time since 2008, I believe. Love to talk baseball with people who understand the game. Thanks for having me!
01/04/2016 at 9:48 am #9608danParticipant
My name is Dan Patrick. not the radio personality. I am 53 years young, meaning i have been loving sports since the day i was born. i am the oldest of 6 boys (i know my poor mother), so i had the greatest childhood because all of us boys were playing some sport every single minute of every day, and when fantasy baseball was introduces to me in 1987, that was the day my life changed.
i instantly was able to use my best skills which happened to be statistics and numbers formulations,and apply them to the game of fantasy baseball.but the most rewarding part of playing was to have the opportunity to beat the competition, which just happens to be the local owners in my league which i have been told is the OLDEST running fantasy baseball league in the Midwest, called the “GREEN ACRES ” league here in Moline ,Illinois.
But honestly Lenny the most rewarding thing , and i mean this from the bottom of my heart, is finding you and your daily and constant words of wisdom, your amazing wealth of research and information in the game of fantasy baseball. The most exciting part of my day,other than coming home and seeing my beautiful children Lea and Nicholas, is listening to your daily podcasts whether in season or just like now in the offseason.
I would love to be able to talk to you personally because maybe you can talk some sense into my wife, who happens to be Russian, and sees no value or understanding in my love for fantasy baseball. but honestly, one of the top things on my “Bucket List” is for you and several other experts such as Tim mcCullough , Rich Wilson,and others that you speak so highly of to be able to visit the Quad-Cities here(the Iowa/Illinois area here) and have you do a Fantasy Baseball forum in our area. There is a tremendous fantasy baseball following here and my dream is to be able to have a League named after you.
I think you deserve it..
Anyway, I know I have taken up way too much of your time but I am truly honored to have been able to have you respond to me at this time, and i hope to be able to talk or meet you personally in the future, and also to maybe be able to join the league you have been advertising on your podcasts.
Sincerely, Dan Patrick
01/04/2016 at 2:59 pm #9648Justin MatthewsParticipant
Thanks for having me everyone. I’m Justin, 35, from IL. I have been playing fantasy sports since 1998. I play in a lot of baseball and football leagues, a few basketball, and this year is my first attempt at hockey. I really like the idea of a site like this where I can ask my questions, especially about baseball, and more specifically about keepers. Again, thanks for having me.
01/04/2016 at 4:17 pm #9652Chris MitchellParticipant
Hello Baseball fans
My name is Chris Mitchell and I have been talking baseball with Lenny since I started working as a Fantasy sports analyst with RotoExperts.com. I mostly write about Minor League prospects, but I do some Dynasty Keeper league stuff as well. Lenny and I have been doing Podcasts together and debating baseball via email ever since. I also write about Fantasy baseball for BaseballAmerica.com. I wrote a weekly column during the 2015 season and just finished my PItcher rankings for their Fantasy Magazine 2016 edition that should be hitting shelves in the coming weeks. You can find my Podcasts and baseball thoughts and opinions at MinorLeagueBall.com and RotoExperts.com or follow me on Twitter @cjmitch73.
01/04/2016 at 9:07 pm #9658KeithParticipant
Call me Keith or KOB42141 on different dfs. I am 55 yrs old, live in Glasgow ky and been a Big Red Machine fan since maybe 1970. My Papa took me to my 1st Reds game, against Aaron and the Braves in 72. Of course a UK Wildcats fan also. I too played stratomatic and kept stats of our neighborhood games as a kid, even our electric football game stats. Been playing fantasy baseball since 94 and football 95, now commish 3 football and 2 baseball money leagues. Started listening to Chris Liss and Jeff Erickson way back when they had their 1st show, then on blogtalk, then became a fan of all the xm guys when the xm station came on. I drive a truck so I get to hear fantasy all day long, what could be better ! Thought about trying to get in the fantasy industry for yrs but can’t write or speak well enough but joined forces with a writing partner a yr ago and Razzball liked our stuff, also a couple other sites. Then realized how hard it was to write stuff more than once a week and gave up. I would rather be the guy that answers emails or questions on the radio !!!
01/05/2016 at 9:27 am #9731RonParticipant
Hey everyone. My name is Ron Rigney and I’m from Fort Myers Florida, where I live with my beautiful wife and 4 amazing kids, and my golden retriever Elwood. Originally, I come from Clinton Indiana, and am a proud graduate of Indiana State University. I’m a fantasy baseball/football/hoops guy. I’ve been playing for 15 years. Hoping to sharpen my DFS skills in the coming year. Looking forward to discussing this stuff with all of you guys. Thanks to Andrea and Lenny for setting this site up. It’s gonna be fun.
Trying to break into this industry to write/analyze etc. If anybody knows of any way I can make this happen, let me know. Thanks!!
01/05/2016 at 2:57 pm #9748Bob LungParticipant
My name is Bob Lung. I have been playing Fantasy Football since 1985 and Fantasy Baseball since mid-90’s. I’ve been a National Writer/Expert for Fantasy Football since 2002 when I invented my Quality Games Scores concept for tracking consistency in Fantasy Football. I have written for RotoExperts, Fanball and other national sites and have been on Sirius. I’m honored that Lenny asked me to be a part of his site. I have a wife and 3 daughters (ages 20, 21 and 24). I look forward to conversing with anyone about anything.
01/06/2016 at 10:28 am #9794julio ramosParticipant
Julio Ramos, Civil Engineer Project Manager and all around nerd, 10+ experience in Fantasy Baseball.
I play one league and one league only, 12 team keeper (H2H 6X6 OPS and Holds) with 27 man active rosters with $260 cap and yearly inflation with 8 minor leaguers.
Guilty pleasure is going to Phoenix in the spring and watching a few games. I will gladly answer any Texas BBQ questions.
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01/06/2016 at 1:48 pm #9805Andrew KenyonParticipant
Hello everyone, I am Andrew Kenyon. I live in Simi Valley in Southern California. I lived in a small town in Michigan for a few years, but mostly I have lived in California. I am a Red Sox fan even though all my friends are Dodger fans. My father grew up in Rhode Island as a Red Sox fan, so because of him I share the same passion for the team. I consider myself an amateur statistician/sabermetrician who is self taught. After I got cut from my high school team I became the team manager and statistician. It is my desire to someday work in the front office of an MLB team even if that means I am an analyst sitting in a cubicle for my entire workday. I am currently attending Moorpark Collge (it’s a community college) and I plan on transferring to San Diego State University (SDSU), where I will study Economics with Specialization in Quantitative Analysis. I am still deciding if I will do a double major, but for now I will not. My fantasy career consists of me playing in leagues with random people, but mainly just against friends, teammates, and coaches. I am currently working on my own stat to determine player value, but I am far from completion. Please be in contact if you have any questions. I also love to talk baseball, so feel free to contact me at any time.
01/07/2016 at 3:44 am #9839Will GarofaloParticipant
Hello All! Ecstatic to be introducing myself on THE LEGENDS website! My name is Will Garofalo, 2015 graduate from the University of Oregon, where I received a B.S. in sports business.
I’ve been playing fantasy baseball for 12 years. My fantasy baseball path started with the standard yahoo and ESPN leagues, which turned into creating a “home” league on CBS with my dad, brother, neighbors, and family friends, to now helping run a company started by Tory Hernandez, LA Angels former Director of Baseball Operations, that is introducing The World Series of Fantasy Baseball (link below). Fantasy baseball is more than just a fantasy for me, it is a huge aspect of my life. The trading, drafting, breaking down players, scouting minor leaguers, etc. feeds my soul.
I’ve attended scouting schools, worked for The Hillsboro Hops along with other sports organizations, which all was aided by my love for fantasy baseball and baseball in general. I’m looking forward to getting to know this community and hope to see some of you in fantasy leagues for years to come.
Huge shout out to THE LEGEND and his better half (his words) Andy! Some of the best people I’ve ever met and truly awesome people! Feel free to reach out and connect with me on LinkedIn or via email (see below) or reply to this post! Thanks to all!
World Series of Fantasy Baseball: http://www.realityfantasybaseball.com/#!wsfb/c1twa
01/07/2016 at 10:57 am #9886Richard CarverParticipant
My name is Richard and I am the classic “Born in CT” Yankees-Giants-Celtics-Bruins(Once the Whalers left) fan, with an undying love for all four fantasy sports. I now live in Independence, MO, just outside of KC, live about 5 miles from Kauffman and Arrowhead. I have been playing Fantasy Sports since the early 90’s, when we would count TDs and FGs in football, HRs, W’s, and S in baseball, and do it all from the box scores. My preferred platform is Yahoo, although I do believe ESPN is superior, just find it easier to navigate on Yahoo. I have many championships under my belt, but am still trying to get over the hump in a 19-team Dynasty with a max-15 prospect roster, have finished 2nd for the last 4 years to the same team. This is my true obsession. Thanks to Lenny and the crew on SiriusXM for all of their advice over the years, even though I blame them for Eddie Lacy, Aaron Hill, and Benghazi.
01/07/2016 at 12:09 pm #9887Tim McCulloughParticipant
Hi! I’m Tim. I’ve known Lenny for many years but for the last couple of years I’ve had the pleasure of working with him over at RotoExperts.com where I’m the Managing Editor. I love all things baseball, especially the rich history and traditions of the game. This is a terrific site that Lenny and Andrea have put together. I can’t wait to see what it grows to become.
01/07/2016 at 2:56 pm #9894VitoParticipant
Hello, ladies and gents!
My name is Vito Chirco, and I currently host a podcast titled “Tigers Talk with Chirco & Company” under the umbrella of the Detroit Sports Podcast Network. The podcast drops each and every single Wednesday on http://www.detroitsportspodcast.com/.
I also serve as a contributor to the Detroit Free Press’ prep sports coverage. I’ve written a few game stories and profile pieces for the Free Press as well, including one on the“Godfather of Fantasy Baseball” himself — Lenny Melnick.
Additionally, I’ve been a Tigers fan since the day I was born — June 9th, 1993. Yes, I am a “young buck,” and I look forward to engaging in insightful discussions on America’s Pastime with everyone on this board at some point.
Have a great day & talk to you all soon!
01/12/2016 at 2:31 am #10191Alex MatthewsParticipant
Hi I’m Alex Matthews. I’ve been playing fantasy baseball since 2006 when I was in high school, started on CBS, went to Yahoo, and mainly use ESPN now. I grew up an Atlanta Braves fan due to Mark Lemke growing up locally. I have his signature on my first baseball glove. I went to minor league games for the Utica Blue Sox (then Marlins affiliate) and saw the future stars Miguel Cabrera, Josh Beckett, and Adrian Gonzalez. I have been to a few ball parks, (NYY old and new, CIN, BAL, PHI, TOR, WAS). I saw Johnny Damons 6-6 game at the old Yankee Stadium, saw Chase Utley break his wrist getting hit by a pitch, watched the Big Unit start and Mo close. I lived in Charleston SC when they had the 2012 SAL all star game and passed Bill freaking Murray in one of the walkways. Currently reside in the lack of sports purgatory that is Utah. I hope to be helpful with my input. Nice to be part of the group. Thanks and best to all.
01/12/2016 at 9:07 pm #10277SpacemanParticipant
Hello from Montreal! I’ve been listening to Lenny’s podcast since 2008 I think. Every year in January I begin listening to his podcat every day. His great knowledge of baseball slowly sinks in that way. It helped me won some money in my competitive fantasy league, even a championship!
Last to years I did nor listen to his podcast for various reasons and fantasy results suffered a lot. But now, I like the format, I like that it’s iTune syndicated so it’s easy to download. I’ve listnen 3 or 4 podcasts so far and I already see the add on value to my knowledge. One thing though, guys, let Lenny do his podcast and do not distract him on the chat while he has is momentum!
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01/17/2016 at 1:41 pm #10584AndyParticipant
Hello all my name is Andy super excited to be part of Lenny’s Army, I’ve been serious is fantasy baseball for a few years now since I joined this dynasty league and Lenny has helped me get my team to where I can win years to come. I am also a happy father of twin girls just born a few weeks ago. Looking to forward to becoming a better fantasy player with the army having my back, thanks Lenny for what u do.
01/21/2016 at 9:23 am #10779Andrew FainParticipant
Hey Everyone … My Name is Fish and I am proud to be a member of this site. I live in Los Angeles and have been playing Fantasy Baseball since Raul Mondesi was considered a 1st round pick … Think about how long ago that was … Yikes!!!
I am thrilled to be a part of this community and look forward to many spirited debates with you all about who the best player in the game is.
01/21/2016 at 5:13 pm #10842Larry AvrochParticipant
Hi Everyone. My name is Larry Avroch and I have 2 passions, Baseball and Music. I was at the original Woodstock Concert in 1969. One of those long-haired hippies. Grew up in Fresh Meadows, NY like Lenny but am a few years younger. Only started in Fantasy Baseball in 2008 but won my first year and was hooked. I combined my love for music and baseball and call my team The Moody Jews. Big Mets and Red Sox fan. Spent part of the summer of 1967 at Cape Cod and became hooked on the Sawx. Sent my younger son to Boston University and he was there for their first two World Series wins in ages. Had Mets season tickets from 1987 thru their last year at Shea. Still have my shoebox of baseball cards from the late 50’s and early 60’s as well as the entire 1961-2 Fleer basketball set in PSA-8 condition. I own a real estate office in Bayside, Queens if anyone ever needs help in real estate. Now live on Long Island and enjoy being a follower and member of Lenny’s Legion.
01/24/2016 at 7:46 pm #11126Lee KeelerParticipant
Hi! My name is Lee, I live outside of Philadelphia and have been playing fantasy since 2003. I mostly focus on Dynasty Baseball especially salary cap leagues. I am a fan of all thing Phillies and look forward to them rising from the ashes soon. I am married father of two and my son is 10 and thankfully loves baseball and the Phillies. I have been a Private Detective for 23 years and look forward to meeting everybody and enjoying the site.
Long live the Legend
01/26/2016 at 8:04 am #11364Jean-PierreParticipant
Hello, I am Jean-Pierre or JP from the Netherlands. I was born on the small island of Curacao where baseball is a religion. I have been playing fantasy since 2001 and also had the honor to meet Lenny in New York in 2006 and he took me to my first mlb game ever. That was awesome! I haven’t played fantasy baseball for a while now but I have always dominated in any league I have played. I am also looking to join a new league this season, since all my friends also stopped playing fantasy.
01/30/2016 at 5:02 pm #11628Scotty BrydenParticipant
Bring on the new baseball season! I’m Scotty Bryden, 49-years-young, and the President of 2 new car dealerships, Bryden Ford http://www.BrydenFord.com and Bryden Motors http://www.BrydenMotors.com. I took 1 victory and 3 seconds in my four leagues in 2014, including finishing 65th of 1248 in the 2014 NFBC Online Challenge! Needless to say, I won my NFBC league that year and took second with my other NFBC team, as well as taking 2nd in my Masters league and my Yahoo home league. Fantasy baseball proved to be my distraction from my dad’s passing in 2014 and I did so well, I thought I was bound for fantasy greatness after profiting $3000!
Then came 2015. I spent almost all of my time away work on fantasy baseball. It caused me to miss time with my 19-year-old son and pretty much anything planned on Sunday. Several times I wanted to go jet skiing, but I kept searching for the ultimate pickups for the week. Damn! In late August, one of my Office Manager’s left and it thrust me back into my business at an 80-hour/week clip. Something had to give and it was fantasy baseball. I don’t regret backing off fantasy baseball, because it was consuming my life. I have an addictive personality and a strong desire to win. Those traits are good for business, but are bad for having a balanced life. 🙁
My life is kind of back, but I’m still working 70 hours per week between the two dealerships. My son, Daytona Bryden, is the starting CF and lead off hitter for the D3 Powerhouse University of Wisconsin – Whitewater Warhawks. There is no place on Earth I’d rather be than at the ballpark watching and recording his games. If you’d like to see some impressive catches, stolen bases, bunts for hits, and YES, a Home Run, visit http://www.YouTube.com/DaytonaBryden.
All of that being said, I’m an avid Red Sox fan and would like to be a Red Sox correspondent for http://www.LennyMelnickFantasySports.com. I listen to many WEEI baseball podcasts and feel like I really get an insight into what’s going on with the Red Sox and their players.
Lenny has an incredible number of friends, but I feel like Lenny and I “get” each other. It’s pretty cool how that works with certain people. I don’t know if it’s like father and son, because I really just feel like we’re the same age when we see each other, chat, or talk on the phone. I just really want the best for Lenny he wants the best for me. AND, we have this passion for baseball and business, too, so there’s no limit to the conversations. We don’t talk often, but when we do, it’s always good. If you don’t know Lenny personally, take my word for this… When he cares about someone they know it.
Thank you all for being a part of this community. Lenny puts his heart and soul into this site and his podcasts. We are his redemption and his inspiration to keep giving us this great information. (Remember Andrea, too. Lenny loves her dearly, she has strong opinions, she knows fantasy sports, and she keeps this site up and running.) 🙂 Bring on baseball! Play ball!
02/04/2016 at 11:25 am #11920Mike DiDonatoParticipant
Hi all, my name is Mike DiDonato. I’m from Dover, OH. Cy Young was born, raised and buried about a half hour from my home. I’m a baseball junkie, especially NL only fantasy baseball. I’m a huge Cleveland Indians fan also. Have listened to Lenny on Sirius xm for about two years. Called his show last spring. Enjoy his podcasts also.
02/07/2016 at 5:58 pm #12076Bull DurhamsParticipant
Johnny here, or otherwise known as “The Bull” (from Bull Durham, the best baseball movie ever).. Glad to be part of the Legend’s work on this site, and to know the fella.. Solid, knows his stuff, and kinda nice guy too!
Here’s to a great season of baseball in ’16, and the Pirate cream finally rising to the TOP
02/11/2016 at 10:12 am #12244Andy RedmondParticipant
Hi, I’m Andy. I’m a gamer. Weather it be video games, tabletop games or fantasy games I love ’em all! Been playing fantasy baseball and football since ’97. I have been running a league with friends since ’01 and I’ve been playing in a league with Mr.David Leisure since ’08. Both NL only cause who needs a DH!? Being from Cincinnati I follow the Reds closely but my favorite teams are really my fantasy teams(which are much more successful than our teams here in Cincy).
Glad to be a part of the site!
02/11/2016 at 4:19 pm #12262Gary YeendParticipant
Hi, i am Gary. I have been a sports fan since grade school. When Video games were invented i jumped on that right away. My favorite back then was Intellivision. The format depended more on planning & research than quick fingers. Naturally, when Fantasy sports came around i tried it & have never stopped. I have played Baseball, Football, College Football, NBA, & Golf. Presently i’m playing NFL & MLB only. Baseball is my favorite. I’ve always enjoyed listening to Lenny on my XM radio & now on podcasts. Sports is supposed to be a fun diversion & Lenny is the best at that.
02/11/2016 at 5:11 pm #12264ed caprioParticipant
hi, i’m ed caprio grew up in new haven ct and moved to daytona beach fl in my 40s lifelong baseball fan played and umpired through out my life ,discovered fantasy baseball 15yrs ago and love it ,lenny is one of the first guys i listened to ,admired his passion and dedication i try to listen to his box scores in the morning whenever i can ,glad to be part of lennys legion
02/11/2016 at 5:12 pm #12265Tom SParticipant
I am Tom, the Amazing-Met-Fan
Been following Lenny for many years via podcast subscription and e-mail back to before his days with Paul Greco.
Love Andie’s input and fresh viewpoints.
Playing Roto for 15 years. Currently in 2 keeper and one re-draft leagues.
Previous logins include Facebook Friend and Coveredcaller
02/12/2016 at 9:01 am #12309frank castelliParticipant
My name is Frank Castelli ,43, and im a retired nyc police officer still living on long island and Fantasy Sports is my addiction not a hobby. I’ve been playing fantasy Baseball and football for 19 years, 1997 was my first year. I’m a yankee fan , cant say im a diehard fan anymore because my teams come first now
02/12/2016 at 7:19 pm #12404Keith RobinsonParticipant
“Gary Carter” from ohio,
Ive been playing fantasy sports for long long time 30+years, ive been in
and of course
honestly Bowling may have bn one of the funnest i have ever been in. Had lots of good friends in it also so that prob. helped.
Used Lennys and Andreas knowledge for years.
02/12/2016 at 7:47 pm #12413Tom LloydParticipant
Hi Tom from NJ Have been a baseball fan before playing on Farm Team little league. Have been a METS & Red Sox fan . Always enjoyed reading the box scores,playing Strat o matic.Then moved on to fantasy baseball,football. Now willing to watch or listen to any team play. Sporting News was the first fantasy baseball league I played in. Good luck to all in your leagues.
02/13/2016 at 9:02 am #12495Doug FisherParticipant
Greetings to the Legion… I’m Doug, a baseball fan since ’66. I’ve been a Yankee fan since then, mostly because they were on TV the most during my youth. Fantasy baseball (roto points leagues specifically) have been a passion for about ten years. We have the Nats AA team here in Harrisburg so I get to see live baseball often. I look forward to meeting and learning from you all through Lenny’s endeavor. Best.
02/13/2016 at 8:11 pm #12518Matt GreerParticipant
<span style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri;”>Hello,</span>
<span style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri;”>My name is Matt Greer (Tdot Tanks). I was born, raised and currently reside in Toronto. And of course I am a diehard, life time Blue Jays fan . . . Raptors too. I work in the security and law enforcement industry but my true passion lies with sports. I have been playing fantasy sports since the late 90s basically as soon as they were offered online. These days most of my play is with the NFBC; this will be my 7th year. I am hoping to become more involved in the Only League and Dynasty format going forward.</span>
<span style=”color: #000000; font-family: Calibri;”>Great to be a part of Lenny’s Legion. Thanks.</span>
02/13/2016 at 8:22 pm #12519Matt GreerParticipant
My name is Matt Greer (Tdot Tanks). I was born, raised and currently reside in Toronto. And of course I am a diehard, life time Blue Jays fan . . . Raptors too. I work in the security and law enforcement industry but my true passion lies with sports. I have been playing fantasy sports since the late 90s basically as soon as they were offered online. These days most of my play is with the NFBC; this will be my 7th year. I am hoping to become more involved in the Only League and Dynasty format going forward.
Great to be a part of Lenny’s Legion. Thanks.
02/15/2016 at 5:23 pm #12662ZelmoParticipant
Hello Everyone, this is Zelmo from Illinois. I have been playing fantasy baseball since 1989. I have been licining to Lenny’s podcasts for a few years and finally signed up. I also play fantasy football and hockey. It would be nice to play against Lenny in a league. I will put my name in and cross my fingers! Glad to meet all of you and read your posts.
02/17/2016 at 11:27 pm #12784LarryR56Participant
Hi, I’m Larry, long suffering Mets fan since Shea Stadium opened and Mets season ticket holder since 1984. I’ve been working my way around the Majors and have been to 35 ballparks so far. I’ll have nine more to go after attending a Mets-Braves game in Atlanta in June. I’ve been playing Fantasy Baseball since 1988 and managed 5 teams last year. Looking forward to another World Series in Queens, and picking up some great tidbits to enhance my drafts this year! And of course I’m excited to be part of Lenny’s Legion!
02/20/2016 at 12:15 pm #12994Brent BrownParticipant
I’m new to the site, but have listened to LM off and on the past three years. I enjoy his sarcasm and honest opinion, no sugar coating of players.
I’ve been playing fantasy sports for a few years, probably 20. Baseball, football, basketball and even hockey, yes hockey.
02/20/2016 at 1:01 pm #12996Bull DurhamsParticipant
Long time listener, long time “Legend” believer, even longer fan of the greatest game on earth! My pops turned me on the baseball when I was 9 years old.. We were moving into a new house, and pops had the radio on in the living room. Koufax on the bump, bottom 9, and dad says to me: “son, put that box down, sit over here, and listen…” Another complete game shutout! That was “game over” for me, and have been a fan since..
Follow all teams, except those whose front offices appear to be counting their revenue vs paying attention to the game, and their mediocre team. Family is from Pitt, so my blood flows Pirates! Grew up in LA, and well, you can’t convince me that money can win you a title! Go go Buccos, Stroes, and all clubs serious about putting a true team on the field, and building a dynasty!
Love ya Lenny!!! Keep throwing those strikes… and let’s all remember in life… the baseball, it’s an egg! Have fun everyone, and PLAY BALL!
02/20/2016 at 5:03 pm #12999Gary YeendParticipant
Koufax got me hooked also. I got my long departed & sorely missed dad to be a Dodger fan soon after & we would listen to Vinny together most evenings. I still remember how upset he would get when Scully would say “Perranosky is warming up in the pen”. He was just sure Ron was going to blow the lead. I make sure to start each baseball season with the U-Tube of Scully calling the 9th inning of Sandy’s perfect game on radio. I gets no better than that. I recommend it you all.
Fantasy Team Name KKKKoufax
02/21/2016 at 9:00 pm #13130John BrowneParticipant
Hello from Oklahoma. I’m John Browne, I’ve been playing fantasy sports for a number of years. I’m currently in a 13 team mixed auction league and a 20 team 6×6 roto keeper(25) league. The 20 team league is the FWFB original league. Thanks for adding me.
02/23/2016 at 7:50 am #13200Fantasy Baseball Universe (Rob D)Participant
Hello All, My name is Rob. I run the Facebook Group “Fantasy Baseball Universe”. Great group of Fantasy Baseball enthusiasts, many of who contribute links to player news or their own blogs/rankings. Feel free to join us if you are on Facebook.
I started playing Fantasy Baseball with my Dad back in the early 90’s I think it was The Sporting News, where we’d have to call in our picks for the week. Then around 1998 I discovered Yahoo’s version and have been hooked ever since!
02/26/2016 at 7:35 pm #13425Al SchererParticipant
I’ve been a White Sox fan since the red pinstripe days of Bill Melton, Wilbur Wood and Carlos May (who, by the way, is the answer to a trivia question… Who was the only MLB player to wear his birthday on his uniform? A: Carlos May, who had “May 17” on the back!).
I’ve played baseball- and stats-related games since I was a kid – starting with Cadaco All Star Baseball. (Does anyone else remember the name Brant Alyea? Check out his 1970 season!)
From there, we played some Strat-O and then, in the 80’s, started an NL-only league that still runs today.
That was back in the day of doing the stats by hand. When we started, I actually had the brilliant (?!) idea to pay out 1st half and 2nd half winners. So, in the 2nd part of the summer, I actually took each player’s stats (to whatever day it was) and subtract out their first half numbers! What was I thinking??
Anyway, as I mentioned, I’ve been a fan of Lenny since the days with Rich and Tony. I’ve etched so many players’ names in my kitchen table my wife says we need a new table! Keep up the great work, Lenny, and I look forward to every day’s show!
02/28/2016 at 2:19 pm #13527Alex SchlossbergParticipant
Hello to all my fellow “Lenny’s Legion” friends. I’m Alex Schlossberg. I’m in my mid 40’s. I am currently a special education teacher who works in Brooklyn New York and live in North Bellmore, New York. I am a life-long sports fan and I’m glad to be part of Mr. Melnick’s Fantasy Sports Site. I’ve played fantasy baseball since 1995 and have won multiple championships mostly playing in a 10 or 12 team NL Only league. I tune into Sirius/XM channel 87 when I’m commuting to and from work and always listen to Lenny’s podcast as I construct my lesson planning each day.
02/28/2016 at 4:06 pm #13535Mark PaquetteParticipant
My name is Mark Paquette. I have loved 2 things as long as I have lived….sports and the weather. Growing up an hour outside of Boston, I was a childhood fan of all Boston sports teams. Larry Bird was a God to me. Now Big Papi And Tom Brady are my 2 sports idols. I am have been playing fantasy baseball since middle school (me and my buddy used to do the stats by hand from the once a week detailed stats in the USA Today) and now have shifted to DFS. I am trying to make a living by combining my knowledge as a meteorologist and the advantage I can give DFS MLB players. You can follow me on twitter at @dfsweathermark
02/29/2016 at 2:20 pm #13588Rick BarnesParticipant
Rick here from LaPorte, IN. First heard Lenny when the XM Fantasy channel went on the air and have been a fan ever since. Been playing fantasy since before computers, a commissioner for most of that. Last season was our first auction draft, and this year we start keepers. Die hard Cub fan. Nice to be here.
03/01/2016 at 12:23 pm #13633MarkParticipant
<div>Im 36. Live in Philly. Been playing fantasy sports for 20+ years. Started playing daily on the sporting news smallworld site. Snapdraft etc</div>
<div>Have multiple championships in the baseball leagues I am involved with. CBS yahoo</div>
<div>Work at Csn Philly. Jib camera, stage manager my main duties</div>
<div>Got familiar with you on Sirius radio and Facebook. Twitter Love your point of views and analysis giving ur experience and expertise.</div>
03/01/2016 at 12:41 pm #13634Adam MontgomeryParticipant
Hi All!! Name is Adam or “Monty” as my friends call me. Love me some Fantasy Sports!! Baseball and Football in particular, but I am trying to broaden my knowledge and try my hand in Fantasy Golf. Been playing Fantasy for about 10 yrs. Started on the daily fantasy scene 2 yrs ago and its also a lot of fun. Im really hoping the GOV doesn’t mess with Daily Fantasy sports. Time will tell. My wife thinks im nuts having 8-10 teams per season but think its a blast!! I hope my son plays fantasy sports when he gets older.
I remember listening to Lenny on my drive to work when he had his slots on RotoExperts on Sirusxm radio. Always very knowledgeable.
Mariners Baseball drives my entire yr. I like the direction the organization is going. I just hope they start to turn around, AL West will be very competitive this yr. Id love to get stationed out there in the future but who knows whats on the agenda.
I really look forward to gaining knowledge and giving knowledge on this forum. Its always a great place when you can ask a question on a thread and hear back from numerous people on how you should go about your business. Good luck to all in their future endeavors!!
03/01/2016 at 1:13 pm #13636Jude BuffaParticipant
New member here JBJET. fantasy player for many years getting more interested in DFS like a lot of people. Looking to join a new league or two this year and recruiting players for my main Roto league which is a 4×4 keeper now 12 team looking to expand to at least 14…live in person draft is first Sunday in April in Wantagh LI. Looking to join 5×5 roto or roto h2h league.
03/01/2016 at 6:33 pm #13649TommyboyParticipant
Hi Lenny and the Legion! I’m Tom, originally from East Meadow, Long Island. I’ve been playing fantasy baseball for 10 years with now former coworkers. I have two boys – one 3, the other is 1 month old, so it makes it challenging to be as involved as some of the other folks on the site, but know that I’m always listening to Lenny on my bus ride and on Sirius when I can.
I actually now reside in Minneapolis, as my job moved me out here last June. (Guess I’ll be jumping on the Twins bandwagon, but will never abandon the Yanks). I had been working in lower Manhattan and living in Bay Ridge until the move. I miss home and the characters of NY. Aside from your knowledge and advice Lenny, I love listening to you as you remind me of family members from home (very similar to my “nutty uncle” from Massapequa!)
Anyway, looking for forward to a great season!
Thanks for letting me join.
03/02/2016 at 8:43 am #13690Jason JohnsonParticipant
I’m overdue posting in here. Thanks Lenny for all of the wonderful content you churn out day after day. I love the access you allow your listeners to have and the information is top notch.
I’ve been a fantasy baseball diehard for about 10 years now and last year self-published a book: Understanding Fantasy Baseball – No longer Just for Nerds. While i’m not a millionaire yet, i still love writing about the sport daily over at my site: http://www.understandingfantasybaseball.com/
In addition to baseball, I have a wonderful wife and 3 year old and i’m a very competitive bowler in my spare time.
03/05/2016 at 6:27 am #13795Nate BraamParticipant
I’m Nate from West Michigan. I’m baseball only for fantasy sports right now. I like deep leagues if it has less than 16 teams or isn’t AL/NL only count me out.
Tigers 1st but I love baseball period and love teams that play the game right. I coach youth baseball select and Little League. That keeps me very busy in the spring and early summer.
03/05/2016 at 1:46 pm #13823Kevin DalyParticipant
My name is Kevin Daly and I live on the rocky coast of Maine. For real life, I am a member of management for one of the the largest software companies in our state.
I am a life long Red Sox fan, having grown up just a short bike ride from Fenway. Part time Diamondbacks fan as well, from my time living in the Valley of the Sun.
I do get the chance to head out to Arizona each spring for some Spring Training games (leaving in just 9 days!). I own mlb.tv so I can watch all of the games that I can, including when I am traveling. I carry an HDMI cable in my luggage just for that reason.
On Twitter, my handle is @mrboxscores found at https://twitter.com/mrboxscores
Big fan of Lenny and the whole RotoExperts crew. Looking forward to what this site can provide!
03/05/2016 at 9:19 pm #13824Jim RiegeParticipant
Hi everyone! I’ve been playing in the Fantasy League of American Baseball (FLAB) since 1992. It’s a 10 team NL auction format that was established in 1989 and has kept 7 of the original members who are from Milwaukee and the Chicago area. From 2001 – 2010 I won the championship 4 times but have been struggling since. So I need lots of help.
I found this site after listening to Lenny Melnicks very informative and entertaining podcast.
03/07/2016 at 11:26 am #13892Corey D RobertsParticipant
My name is Corey D Roberts the owner and creator of Major League Fantasy Sports. A good friend of mine introduced us to Lenny a couple weeks ago who is a part of this community, but of course I have been well aware for years what Lenny does. I have been playing fantasy going into my 13th year in baseball and football mostly. Anyway love the community Lenny. Look forward to chatting in the future.
03/07/2016 at 1:42 pm #13893JMan70Participant
I’m John Ceperich and have lived in cities throughout Indiana most of my life. A couple of years ago I was listening to Sirius Fantasy Sports and Lenny gave his picks for daily baseball. I played them and went from someone who’s usually 51/100 to 5/100 in a 50/50! I didn’t hear his name though. Several months later, found out his name was Lenny… this week, that it is Lenny Melnick. I am in the ready to pick the legend’s brain just in time for fbb!
A Purdue grad and walk on grid ironer the early 90s found me deep into the Football Card Trade Agreement after a coworker convinced me that the cards I had as a kid were valuable (were, $50) and that either Bledsoe or Faulk were going to become famous (Faulk, yes). It was also great to collect cards of athletes I had competed with or met over the years, like Kenny Loften, Robin Earl, Rowdie Gaines, Fred Strickland, Scott Conover, Rudy, Calvin Williams, Mike Peluso, and Brett Favre who I’m close friends with his 5th string cousin.
Two years ago my roommate asked that i join his fantasy football league. I spent almost all the season creeping in on a playoff spot and then in the end got body slammed into 8th place. The next year about the same in his league thanks to injuries BUTT I won the league that I hosted beating roomie in the championship. Both years I’ve been playing Odell Beckham has been the key figure in my FF crunch time.
I tried FBB last year after decades of not following the sport. The only league that I joined that started prior to MLB starting found me fighting tooth and nail to get 6th place, in the ESPN league. Looking forward to doing FBB this year now knowing something about the game. I did win 2 late leagues. Tried hockey, know nothing about it, just listened to some experts and look like I will be cruising into the playoffs in my free ESPN league.
Looking forward to meeting the Legend and my fellow Legioners!
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03/08/2016 at 2:17 pm #13954CanexicansParticipant
Hi. On the original site I was “Dusty_Buppins” and before that, “Dave in Guadalajara.” My team has been Canexicans throughout so I’m sticking with it. I began fantasy baseball at 300 Baud and hogging the phone-line for hours. I discovered Mike and Cory then found the Mike Kutchera podcast and felt I’d struck the motherlode. Around then, I think, Lenny re-emerged and I was hooked. A pioneer in the industry and he seemed to know exactly the info I needed to know. His “How to” podcast for an auction is still probably the best fantasy podcast ever. Now though, I’m down to just 2 leagues, a dynasty league on CBS and the 411 Listener League where I try to compete with Cory Schwartz, Zach Steinhorn and other grizzled 411 listeners. Both are 12 team 5 x 5 Mixed Roto. I am a Jays fan above all.
03/09/2016 at 6:26 am #13980ChrisParticipant
Hello everybody. I’m Chris from NY. Been playing fantasy baseball for about 15 years now. My two main leagues are points based. One an auction and one a snake. Lifelong diehard Mets fan. Been listening to Lenny’s great podcast for a couple of week’s now and finally found the time to introduce myself.
03/13/2016 at 10:23 am #14155dave capofariParticipant
Hello everyone. Excited to join this website. I’ve always been a fan of Lenny’s and Andrea’s work. I was lucky enough to be in one of their fantasy leagues last year. And even more lucky to win, 12 team AL only. Looking forward to contributing any way I can. Go Mets
03/15/2016 at 1:43 pm #14284AntoniothePromiseThomasParticipant
Hey all! My name is Tom Matera and I’m a former (and sometimes still) professional wrestler for 15 years. I wrestled under Antonio Thomas in WWE, TNA, and numerous other companies and lived and traveled all over the world before going into teaching full-time. Through all my travels and bumps and bruises, the one constant has been my love for rotisserie baseball and I’ve been playing since 1999. I have drafted teams from Japan, California, and even a hospital bed on an Easter Sunday! I’ve been listening to the podcast for a year now and listen everyday! Thanks for allowing me into your community and I look forward to chatting with all of you!
Please feel free to hit me up, anytime, under my real name, Thomas Matera, on Facebook or my Twitter @promisethomas….thanks!
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03/16/2016 at 9:01 pm #14342Joseph BarbosaParticipant
Hi everyone, Joseph from Texas here. I apologize for not introducing myself earlier. I play my share of Fantasy Baseball and Football. Lenny is the Man. I’m pretty sure a rookie is a rookie. Let me tell you something, I could listen to Lenny give instructions on how to turn water on but that’s besides the point. Thanks for all you do!!!
Love the Website!
03/16/2016 at 11:09 pm #14346BuckParticipant
Hi my name is Buck. I’m 25 and from Jersey. Haven’t really been into baseball since I was a kid, and started watching football. Last years my buddies needed a guy for a ten man roto league and now I’m addicted. Baseball fills the void between fantasy football and suffering watching the Knicks play. Found Lenny’s podcast about 2 weeks ago and haven’t stopped listening since.
03/21/2016 at 2:37 pm #14482wmt61Participant
Hi … I am Billy from Charlotte. I have been playing FB since 2005. Same league and same managers. We are all friends and I fly into NYC once a year to participate in a live draft. Love baseball and love my Yankees. This is my 1st time engaging in a social media platform to discuss FB. I posted my 2016 team on the Water Cooler forum. Hope Lenny gets time to grade my draft. Glad to be here !
03/25/2016 at 1:44 pm #14588David TroupParticipant
Hello, this is Dave Troup from Cincinnati. Thank you to David Leisure for the invitation. I’m 58 years old and have been a huge fan of baseball (followed ever so closely by college and pro basketball) since age 6. Grew up in Rochester, NY a devoted fan of the LA Dodgers, in particular my hero Sandy Koufax. Moved to Cincinnati with family in 1974 and it took until 1982, the year of the Reds’ 101 loss season,for my allegiance to switch to the Reds. In retrospect, pretty poor timing! In the winter of 1987 I discovered the Rotisserie League Baseball Handbook while browsing through a local bookstore. The book itself was very entertaining and appealed greatly to my love of the game. I somehow convinced 9 of my co-workers to abandon their Sunday plans the spring of that same year and we (minus two no-shows) held our first auction draft. The Hamco 10 has survived to this day and evolved from the age of no computers (had to do stats bi-weekly by hand the first few years) to now, where information is constant. There are truly no secrets anymore. I fondly remember the days of scouring Bill Mazeroski’s annual preview magazine and looking for his “Gold Coin” prospects. We are a National League only, 12 team 4 X 4 Keeper Rotisserie League, just as the founding fathers intended the game to be played. Our league “constitution” has evolved to where we now can draft minor league players in the auction portion of the draft; we also have a 12 round reserve draft. The experience has been a lot of fun and has led to new friendships, involvement of family members (both my late father, a legend for his witty asides) and my wife (dragged against her will in a couple of emergency situations) have served as auctioneers/my stepsons both now participate (I really must be getting old!). Thank you Lenny for this forum/site!
03/26/2016 at 6:54 pm #14631CrazyCubanParticipant
Hello my name is Dean. I work for Porsche in Sales. I grew up in white plains NY and love the yanks. I ended up in Roswell Ga 10 years ago (story about a girl) now I’m family man with a 3 year old daughter (Sophie) and 9 year old son (Hiram) who plays travel ball and I live through him. I started a Fantasy baseball league 10 years ago with work buddies we draft live 12 team mixed.
Lenny I heard you for the first time on XM and you stood out from the bunch right away. I can tell you love the game of baseball not just the fantasy aspect. I feel like your advice is free from pretense or deceit
Thanks for your podcast
03/28/2016 at 8:40 am #14765Jeff WilliamsonParticipant
Hey everyone I’m Jeff and I run a digital marketing company in the Albany NY area. Huge Pirates and fantasy baseball fan, looking forward to the season. I’ve been a fan of Lenny since the FP911 days on podcasts and on SiriusXM so I’m glad to join the community.
03/29/2016 at 8:35 am #14835Blaine ChristensenParticipant
Good Morning everyone!
I am Blaine from Casper. I have played Fantasy baseball since 2002. I love the “grind” of a daily league over the course 162 game season. I have been a Twins fan since I was 6 and watched Kirby Puckett nearly single handedly will the Twins to game 7 in 1991. I am excited to be part of Lenny’s Legion and hopefully be the first 3 peat winner in my home league. Go Pokes (UW Pokes that is)
03/30/2016 at 11:12 am #14925alex jonesParticipant
Im Alex Jones from Wisconsin originally (Go Pack), now living in Texas, Im 23 and I have been playing sports my whole life and once i found out about fantasy sports about 8 years ago ive been playing ever since, and just since a couple years ago i have started to play for money in season long leagues and daily fantasy. This is my first year doing NFBC and i love listening to Lenny and getting all the great inside info!
03/30/2016 at 3:40 pm #14950Patrick RyanParticipant
Hello! Happy to be here. I am Patrick from Columbus. I have been playing fantasy baseball since 2004. We have a 12 team H2H league that gets together every year and have a live snake draft (Molson Fantasy Triple X Fantasy League). I have the great team name of The Marshmallow Monsters, with the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man as my Avi. Our draft is this coming weekend. So I have been listening to Lenny’s podcast. Also i have an 8 week old son and my wife almost didn’t let me get out to go to the draft for both nights but she is a strong woman and i will be there both friday night and draft saturday. I should have planned better.
Anyways great to be here. I think Lenny is the best.
03/30/2016 at 4:53 pm #14957
Welcome to the group, First off congrats on your son and having an Awesome wife not stopping you doing what you love.
Lenny always says that Lenny’s Legions is a fraternity, and I have to agree. We are a pretty close nit group where we learn together, and play an awesome game.
I don’t know if you listen to Lenny’s podcast live or not, but if you don’t, try and see if you can. The reason being is because the chat room is a blast during the show.
See you on the diamond
03/30/2016 at 6:14 pm #14960FigParticipant
My name is Alvin from Oklahoma City. I’ve been playing fantasy baseball for the past 4 years. I’m in a 12 team H2H league with local guys but I prefer auction roto leagues. I’m loving the access on your site as much as I love the perspective!
04/04/2016 at 6:52 pm #15241Bret PleinesParticipant
My name is Bret Pleines and I’ve lived in the Philadelphia area for the past 30+ years. – So, I do follow the Phillies and the National League, but I grew up in Baltimore and so my heart belongs to my first love – the Baltimore Orioles. I still dream of seeing the Orioles win another World Championship in my lifetime. I’ve played NL-only, AL-only and mixed fantasy baseball leagues since 1989. I’ve dropped down to one NL-only league now – but found myself missing Lenny’s podcasts and so I’ve joined the Legion!
04/06/2016 at 8:35 pm #15356Derek ToczylowskiParticipant
I’m Derek Toczylowski from St. Louis. I didn’t start playing until ’08, and was all in when I started listening to Melnick and Cincotta back then, plus all the other guest hosts that have come and gone until Rich and McLeod took over on Sunday nights. I’ve never had time to get into a live chat room, but I’ve been a downloader from before the FantasyPros911 days. Sorry it took so long to join the site Mr. Legend.
04/21/2016 at 10:20 am #16224Dom ErnandezParticipant
Hello, my name is Dom Ernandez. Been playing fantasy sports 2000 or 2001. Baseball is my favorite. I’m a numbers guy, so I really like to dive into fangraphs. Married with one daughter. Live in the Chicago area. Currently play baseball in a 8 team NL Only league and a 12 team Mixed league.
04/26/2016 at 8:55 am #16453Michael ChagdesParticipant
Salutations To All…Mike C. here (Michael Chagdes)…owned a business in Chicago for several decades…did rather well and semi-retired to Lake Geneva, WI with my then-wife and let my sons run the day-2-day operations…it was awesome living in a beautiful resort town…that is, until my wife of 38 years went on a 15 day spiritual journey to Peru with 43 other women and when she returned informed me a couple of days later that she “no longer wished to be married !”…cliff notes version…I had to go back to Chicago and work full time because my spousal maintenance was (is) $6k per month !…financially ruined, I went from a life of luxury in Lake Geneva to a second floor apartment without air conditioning and competing with non-English speaking co-tenants for laundry facilities…quite humbling !…eventually I dabbled on some online dating sites and discovered that despite being bald, overweight and never mistaken for Richard Gere in the looks department that women started coming after me as if I was George Clooney !…obviously in my demographic there must be a severe shortage of available men (I was 62 then)…after interacting with dozens in varying degrees I hit it off with a lady in Ohio…one thing lead to another and I started to visit her every weekend (250 miles from Chicago to Toledo)…we decided to get married (third for both of us) and this coming Friday will be 2 years for us…it’s been wonderful…anyhow, that’s how a guy like me ended up in Toledo, OH…I’m still a Cubs season ticket holder (sold the business to my sons, but I still pay for the tickets)…I actively root AGAINST every Chicago sports team except the Cubs…I listen to XM87 about 10 hours each day and I have always enjoyed Lenny the most…love his sense of humor and he isn’t afraid to make seemingly outrageous predictions and he’s often correct with those. I’m still in the incipient stages of DFS…I was really pissed when I had 231 points one night last week and only played $5 to net a nifty $4 profit…obviously I have a lot to learn and I will look forward to reading the words of wisdom from you more accomplished players in the weeks ahead…thanks for reading this…hope you all have a fantastic summer !
04/28/2016 at 8:59 am #16523Ralph RuizParticipant
Hey everyone, my name is Ralph Ruiz. Born and raised in Northern NJ, now live in Miami, FL. I don’t miss snow. Life long Mets fan, its about time they win something. Getting back into the hobby after last playing in 2010. Have played Mixed Head t0 Head, Mixed Rotisserie, NL Only and attempted to play dynasty(league folded half way through the year). Starting to play Daily Fantasy, makes watching games more intense. Look forward to getting to know everyone.
04/28/2016 at 9:40 am #16527Travis QuiciParticipant
I am an avid (fake baseball) player as my wife likes to call it. Enjoy football and basketball as well. I usually finish towards the tops of my leagues, not that they are always competitive. I spend too much time on fantasy sports. Have not yet dipped into daily but am seriously considering it. In 2 baseball leagues (1 keeper), in 3 football leagues (1 keeper) and 1`keeper basketball league. Looking forward to getting insight and sharing insight on this page.
04/28/2016 at 4:15 pm #16535Benson FechterParticipant
I am the host of the podcast Inside MLB that airs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday fro 5:30-6:30 PM. I am an extremely avid baseball and Pirates fan and I play baseball as well. In fantasy baseball I usually finish in the middle of the pack, but they’re not that competitive. I spend a ton of time researching and developing ideas for Inside MLB, so it would be much appreciated if you tune in. Thank you for (hopefully) listening, and :Let’s Go Bucs! You can find my website at Inside MLB Website
04/28/2016 at 4:43 pm #16536Michael EcclestonParticipant
My name is Michael Eccleston! I’m 24 years old and I’m from Northern New Jersey. I’ve been in fantasy baseball leagues on and off for about 10 years. I’m a recent graduate from East Stroudsburg University and had a radio show called NY vs PHI for two years. I was an intern for ESPN Radio in the Lehigh Valley and I have a sports blog that I’ve been working on for a few years called New York Sports Today. I’m a life long Mets fan. Happy to be here!
04/28/2016 at 10:13 pm #16537Dan MetzingerParticipant
Dan Metzinger here from Youngstown, Ohio. Baseball has brought my family together for as long as I can remember. We are a mixed family of Pirate and Indians fans, which keeps it interesting. The beauty of fantasy sports is that it has brought us even closer together. The Pirates are my passion and I enjoy taking in the Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Short Season A New York Penn League affiliated with the Cleveland Indians) games locally. The likes of CC Sabathia, Victor Martinez, Jason Kipnis, Asdrubal Cabrera among others have passed through here. Great baseball is never hard to come by being an hour away from Cleveland and Pittsburgh and having the Scrappers in the backyard. I look forward to getting involved here on the site and a sincere THANK YOU to Mr. Lenny Melnick for bringing the passion and heart to baseball everyday.
05/09/2016 at 4:28 pm #17006GridironScholarParticipant
With his Masters in history and professional experience as an educator, John Laub is uniquely qualified to research, analyze and discover new insights and trends in college and professional fantasy football.
Laub has played fantasy football for a quarter century and provided FootballDiehards.com with weekly player rankings for nearly two decades. He won $10,000 in 1993, defeating nearly 15,000 owners, and published Audibles: Winning is Everything in the 1990s. He truly is The Gridiron Scholar.
The veteran teacher first organized a Fantasy Baseball league in 1990 and NBA in 1991: Over 27 years for fantasy madness.
Twitter: @GridironSchol91 or e-mail: Audibles@aol.com
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05/21/2016 at 2:15 pm #17579FredParticipant
Greetings and Salutations people. My name is Fred Kruse. I have been playing some form of fantasy sports for over 30 years. Baseball is my favorite, but i have played football, hockey, basketball and even golf. I have a Masters Degree in Education and have been a Full Time Drug and Alcohol counselor for 11 years. I am currently involved in 2 fantasy baseball leagues and one football league (having dropped out of a football league i was in for over 20 years). Glad to be a member of Lenny’s site and my favorite contributor to Sirius XM Fantasy Station. I am a music lover (especially The Doors if you could not tell by my moniker) and have passed it on to my son who is a guitar wiz at 16. Thank you for having me and remember there’s no crying in baseball.
05/23/2016 at 12:51 pm #17646LegacyParticipant
Hello everyone, My name is Calvin Martin, im a member over at MLFS and a frequent guest on the live weekly radio shows. I have been playing fantasy sports for about 10 years now. I love it , I live it, I breath it , just like im sure the rest of you guys do as well. Love the site Lenny and thanks for putting something together like this. What a great concept.
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05/31/2016 at 1:38 am #17999Gulf Coast MikeParticipant
Michael here from Fairhope, AL. I’m originally from Detroit, finally got sick of the cold 3 years ago and moved to Lower Alabama. No MLB stadiums nearby although MLB.TV has blocked me from watching 3 different teams on a daily basis. If they only knew I was one of 10 people in this state who even watch baseball. The good news is I can get my baseball fix by catching one of 3 AA teams within 45 minutes of here as well as still playing in a men’s baseball league in Pensacola. Been playing fantasy baseball/football for about 20-25 years which mostly consist of dynasty/keeper leagues and a huge Red Sox fan since age 15. It still drives my family crazy to this day. Happy to have found this website. Been listening to the podcast every day for a few weeks now and glad to be on board!
05/31/2016 at 1:45 pm #18054EdHeckmanParticipant
I’m Ed. Currently live in Baltimore so I am able to visit Oriole Park at Camden Yards quite frequently. Originally from western PA and a Pirate’s fan (still one!). I am the ORIGINAL Retired Commander-in-Chief of Lenny’s Legions. I am coming OUT of RETIREMENT!! Been playing fantasy sports, especially baseball, for more years than I can remember. I regularly listed to the podcasts about seven years ago but got away from listening. Now is the time to start listening again. Have won several contests that Lenny offered and received some nice prizes. My days are spent watching my grand daughter who will be 1 year old in June. From 2012 to 2015, I watched my other grand daughter for the first three years of her life. Really looking forward to participating in Lenny’s website.
06/02/2016 at 2:29 pm #18150J.R. MatzParticipant
I am a Cincinnati Reds fan who has enjoyed seeing three championships in my lifetime, but I must admit that I remember the dismantling of the Big Red Machine more vividly than the titles. Highlights of my youth include attending the game where Pete Rose passed Ty Cobb, Johnny Bench Night in 1983, and the game where Mario Soto nearly no hit the Cardinals. Like Promise, I’m also a pro wrestling aficionado, and my dream job would be creating characters and storylines for WWE or a similar organization. As an English Literature major with an interest in creative writing, my wife often encourages me to try to get published. My myriad interests have temporarily put my writing on the back burner for now. Adults need to keep dreaming, so I also think about getting my PhD, starting an academy for gifted students, running a fitness complex with an emphasis on competition, and joining the International Federation of Competitive Eaters. A big kid at heart, I look forward to discussing baseball with all of you.
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06/08/2016 at 11:22 am #18437Lou LandersParticipant
My name is Lou Landers. I’m a radio show host with Major League Fantasy Sports and am a big fan of Lenny. I’ve also had the privilege of having him on one of my shows this year and being a guest with him on another. Definitely the best guest I’ve had this year. Guy is a legend!
06/08/2016 at 10:51 pm #18444Hernan Cortes_BatistaParticipant
Hi, My name is Hernan C. Batista, I live in Tampa ,FL area, originally from Puerto Rico!!, Love Baseball since early 70s, Been playing Fantasy baseball for more than 30 years.., I’ve been a Guest Analyst in MLFS Radio Shows, actually had the awesome pleasure of being on the Show with Lou Landers and Kyle Amore, when we get a caller, Lenny from NY? was it?, ….all i could blurt when I heard his voice was, “OMG!!, Lenny Melnick….”, been a fan since forever, specially with sirius xm in the mornings…., Him and Tony Cincotta, wow…, every saturday, i used to tell my wife, “honey I need( didn’t realy had to) to go to work, have some cars to paint”, as an excuse to get in my car and listen to Lenny and Tony and Pat Mayo and Sussman…, unbelievable…., can’t get any better than Fantasy Baseball with Lenny Melnick.., as simple as that.., on a side note, biggest prediction, maybe a year away, but Jose Fernandez gets traded to red Sox for some combination of Yoan Moncada or Rafael Devers and some henry Owens, brian Johnson and some other low level prospect…, bank on it!!!
06/13/2016 at 4:08 pm #18613donnyParticipant
My name is Donny i’m a 30 year old Philadelphia fan I grew up and live about an hour and a half outside the city.I’m a true fan good or bad I stick with my teams and,i’m not one of the rude fans that gives us our bad rep as fans.I started playing fantasy sports back in 2001 and got hooked .Baseball is my favorite but I like them all even nascar .Recently I heard Lenny on XM and sent him a Tweet he responded and sent me this link and now i’m here .Thanks for the warm welcome.
06/22/2016 at 9:25 pm #19008Jamie CalandroParticipant
Hi everyone, my name is Jamie Calandro and I’m the lead DFS writer for http://www.fantasyteamadvice.com. I always love joining a community of avid sports fans so looking forward to this. I can be heard as a guest on Lenny and George’s Sirius/XM show on Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30 EST. I’ve been a New Yorker for life, and root heavily for the Giants, Yankees, and Knicks. Can’t wait to get to know everyone in here! @jac3600
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06/30/2016 at 6:51 pm #19302Kevan KentParticipant
kevan from wisconsin, been playing fantasy baseball for 5 years, i won my 12 team keeper league the last 3 years with the best record, this season i drafted about as good as the cleveland browns, so even with all that talent i mentioned i am in 11th place lol. but i am also in 4 leagues this year, H2H points, 2 season long roto and a H2H roto. i love fantasy everything, i play fantasy football, basketball, baseball, and hockey.
07/08/2016 at 9:15 pm #19610Steven CulpsParticipant
Steven Culps, currently residing in Tullahoma, TN (soon to be in the Metro Detroit Area).
I am a father of 2 girls (12 and 6 yrs). I have been married to my beautiful wife for over 2 yrs, and she is also the reigning and defending champ of our 10 years old Friends and Friends IDP Auction League (FFL). It’s no wonder why I love her.
I have played (and won) fantasy leagues for last 11 years. I currently participate in 4 regular Fantasy Football leagues (of all shapes and sizes), 2 Fantasy Basketball leagues, 3 Fantasy Hockey leagues, and my regular Fantasy Baseball league. I am a stats geek. I love the numbers behind the game.
I am a avid lifelong Detroit sports fan (Tigers, Lions, Red Wings, Pistons). Since I have lived in and around Nashville for several years, I also root for the Titans and Preds when they are not playing against a team from Detroit.
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07/09/2016 at 12:15 am #19613Tammy RamseyParticipant
Hello! I’m Tammy. This is my fourth year playing in MLB and NBA fantasy leagues, with baseball being, by far, my favorite. In recent years, I’ve become a Giants fan, but baseball – and the Royals – captured my full attention when George Brett rocketed from the dugout in 1983. I love baseball’s drama, its colorful players, its balance of individual/team aspects, the numbers it produces and their many ways of being sliced. I’m an English teacher and journalist by trade, so some find it odd I’ve become obsessed with fantasy baseball and all its stats. But obsessed I am. It’s nice to be here.
07/20/2016 at 11:48 am #20034Ryan MichaelParticipant
<p>Howdy all,</p><p>My name is Ryan, lifelong baseball/Expos fan and looking to immerse myself in advance stats so that I can begin analyzing the game from a different perspective. I really enjoy Lenny’s podcast, especially the fact that it’s produced daily (thank you for all the hard work). <br /><br />I used to own and operate a fantasy sports website of my own that had about 7,000 users. This was ten years ago before the age of social media, so growing it from a grassroots level was challenging but rewarding at the same time. We plateaued at 7,000 users, and it was at that point that we merged with a competing website to create a community of 15,000+ users. Unfortunately, as I began my college studies, I had to give up my controlling interest in the site due to time constraints. I did, however, remain active in fantasy baseball throughout the years and plan on continuing to do so because it is AWESOME.</p><p>I’m happy to be here and look forward to contributing as best as I can.</p><p>Cheers,<br />Ryan</p>
08/19/2016 at 9:04 am #21000Jimmy DinsmoreParticipant
<p>I’m Jimmy Dinsmore, aka The Fantasy Geek. I’m a journalist by trade. Born and raised in Cincinnati, and a die hard Cincinnati sports fan. We are a cursed sports city, that’s for sure. I am an automotive journalist, on Twitter as @driversside. Ever have a car question, just ask me. I’ve probably driven it. My other persona is as @fantasy_geek, where I write fantasy sports news for Scout.com. I also am a contributor for GetSportsInfo.com. Find me on both sites. I joined Scout’s staff last year and they offer some of the most comprehensive fantasy news in the industry. Join the #ScoutArmy and we will hopefully not steer you wrong!</p>
08/27/2016 at 8:44 am #21394Chris RimeParticipant
Hi. My name is Chris Rime. I first caught Lenny on the Mr. Fantasy Baseball podcast. I love football and baseball but it is hard to follow everything as I have two young daughters. I am a huge Green Bay Packers fans and I love my MN Twins. Kirby was the greatest center fielder ever. God rest his soul. I love to listen to Lenny’s knowledge about sports but this is the first time that I have been to his site. I will come back for more knowledge.
08/27/2016 at 10:12 am #21396Jay DiMuzioParticipant
I’m Jay DiMuzio. I live in Lawrenceville, Ga with my wife and 3 kids. I teach 7th grade. Life gets pretty crazy between work and the soccer fields, so I found podcasts as a way to keep up with my love of sports. I love Lenny’s passion for baseball (and his legions). I can’t listen live, but I look forward to the updates in the podcast center every day. Keep up the great work, Legend!
08/28/2016 at 10:18 am #21421mike markowskiParticipant
Hello there! I’m Mike Markowski and have been playing fantasy sports (mainly football and baseball) for almost 20 years. I live in Bel Air, MD but am from Pennsylvania. I love the Steelers, Pirates, Orioles (need a local team), and Penguins. I’m a big fan of Lenny and enjoy listening to his advice.
09/07/2016 at 12:10 pm #21824Chris CichonParticipant
What’s good everyone, Big Chee here. I was fortunate enough to be the producer for The Legend’s show on RotoExperts for multiple baseball seasons. My dude Lenny has incredible work ethic when it comes to his fantasy sports knowledge, and is my go to source for auction values in my biggest $$ baseball league.
In addition to being a producer on SiriusXM Fantasy I am a sports anchor for WTOP in Washington. I’m a huge WWE fan (Seth Rollins and Randy Orton are my favorites) and I enjoy going to the club with my core bro Phil Backert
09/09/2016 at 10:27 am #21975Rob OberjohannParticipant
My name is Rob. I am a married father of three strong-willed girls (heaven help me). I was just introduced to the site by long-time friend Mr. David Leisure. I am looking forward to using the site to help with my fantasy football leagues!
Go Chalupa Batman!
09/14/2016 at 10:57 am #22134Justin MorrisParticipant
Hey all, My Name is Justin Morris, aka “THEFANTASYGM518”. 35 Years old, Born and raised in Troy, NY where i currently reside with my Fiance and Two Kids. Been playing Seasonal now for about 15 years and the Daily for 5 Years. I would have to say Football is my favorite sport, followed by Basketball and Baseball. As far as my Favorite Teams- NY Giants, Yankees, Rangers, and Knicks.
09/15/2016 at 11:07 am #22212Joseph PytleskiParticipant
My first introduction into fantasy sports was in 2002, my first year of teaching. A group of guys at work asked if I’d like to play. I had no idea what I was doing but happened to draft John Smoltz (the first year he closed for ATL) and won my first roto league. I’m a project manager and editor by day and I write for BaseballHQ and FanRag Sports at night … that is, when I’m not spending time with my family. Live in Dallas, TX area but my heart is with the Tigers of the 80s (where I was born and spent my summers), the Rockies of the 90s (where I grew up), and the Rangers of the present (where I now live). I don’t think there is another sport other than baseball, but I could be wrong about that.
09/16/2016 at 2:36 pm #22269JToolParticipant
My name is Jason, but use Pwej in the fantasy world. I started playing DFS on Daily Joust, so that tells you how long I have been playing. I still have not won one of the big tournaments, but still trying. I love all sports and play DFS all year. Go Cubbies!
10/02/2016 at 10:45 am #22774Paul MartinParticipant
Hello “insert your name here”!!! My name is Paul Martin, I’m a 22 year old college student currently finishing up my bachelor’s degree in both Political Science and American Studies. Since that world can get depressing sometimes, I like to dive into the ocean of the sports world. I’ve been playing fantasy sports since my dad let me keep scores for his fantasy football team on paper in his Dallas Cowboys binder. In 2007, I realized that you could draft teams for free online and I’ve been hooked ever since. My passion is baseball, and every year I’m trying to grow in my knowledge of what makes players tick. Basketball is probably next on my list since it is so complementary to the baseball season. Football is something I dabble in and play for low stakes. The volatility turns me away from it in the fantasy realm, but there’s nothing like sitting down on Sundays and losing yourself in the full slate of games. I hope to provide some knowledgeable posts that are fun to read for their hard takes, statistical information and dialectic eloquence. I can’t wait to debate with and learn from everyone on this great site. Cheers! (Also big into music and craft beer, so if anyone indulges in those as well we have even MORE to talk about!)
10/09/2016 at 8:39 am #23069Mike DorseyParticipant
Mike Dorsey here. I have been playing fantasy since the early 90’s. I am from Jason Witten’s hometown of Elizabethton, TN. Recently, retired from coaching to take care of my autistic daughter.
I am a huge Ohio State fan and all Cleveland teams which shows in my team names “Brutus and the Browns and Brutus and the Tribe”. I listened to the RotoExperts every morning until they changed it on Sirius/XM.
Other than that just trying to continue to collect season long championships in my 24 leagues.
11/01/2016 at 5:25 pm #23881Ed HubbardParticipant
Hi, My name is Ed Hubbard. I am a life long Mets fan living in New England which isn’t always easy. I grew up in New Jersey and have followed the Mets since their beginning in 1962. I have been involved in Fantasy Baseball for many years and have followed Lenny’s work for a long time. I had the honor of meeting him at Baseball HQ’s First Pitch Arizona a few years ago. It was great to meet Lenny in person and I listen to him on the radio as often as I can. I’m not saying I’m old but I am a year older than Lenny so that doesn’t make me young!!. I look forward to being part of this community and making some new friends.
11/25/2016 at 4:24 pm #24775AmandaParticipant
Hey guys! I’m Amanda, jokingly called “The Fantasy Angel” and I am from Atlanta, Georgia. I am a wife, mom of 4, a 3rd grade teacher, and an accidental fantasy sports enthusiast. I’ve always been a loyal (read: tortured) fan of all the Atlanta sports teams and University of Georgia football, but in 1997, I was dating this guy and was asked to assist with his fantasy baseball draft. I was CLUELESS! Imagine huge plywood boards propped up on folding tables with each list of players enlarged, photocopied, and stapled to these boards, and me? I was the “board girl” and I would mark off the players as they were drafted. SUPER high-tech, right? Anyway, that was the beginning and I went from being a helper with the draft, to helping draft & manage a team, and before long I was winning leagues. Over the years, I made observations and learned a few tricks, and I have never minded helping others out so my husband started calling me the Fantasy Angel. I’m looking forward to being the mix here!
12/22/2016 at 7:10 am #26086Bryan Wolverton LeFevreParticipant
Walks up to the mound with a six finger glove in my left hand and baseball in my right ( Yes I am ambixdexter and I played Starting Pitcher in highschool with my right I have my fastball slide slider cutter breaking ball and circle change up in my left I have a sinking fastball slider knuckle ball curve and split finger fastball.
Hi my name is Bryan I am 27 I was adopted at the age of 6 for my mom couldn’t take of me (4) my brother’s 3&1 for she had a drug problem.We were adopted into a family of 6 other kids. I am the fourth oldest I live in Akron Ohio home of the Akron Rubberducks the Cleveland Indians AA team I enjoy football ( Ohio state buckeyes & Indianapolis Colts, Basketball Arizona & Boston Celtics & most of all baseball I love my redsox and diamond backs One of my favorite memories is in the 2001 World Series of the New York Yankees vrs the Arizona Diamondbacks and my childhood Idol Randy Johnson came out of the Arizona bullpen after Curt Schilling pitched a great game 7 that limited the Yankees to just a single home run to Alfonso Soriana and the diamond backs came back to win 3-2 & my other favorite memories is in 2004 ALCS how Big Papi carried us and came back from down 3 game’s to the Yankees to win the next 4 but my favorite memory is in the fourth game and Dave Roberts ( Now LOAD manager) stole second base and the sad depressed look the Yankees and their fans when Johnny Damon hit that grand slam like we know that look how do you like it now Trump ( he said they are the Yankees and they will win this series ) This is my 9th year doing football and I’m a rookie to baseball I have been studying the analytics for all the players I like and studying about prospects well I guess I will see y’all later you can hit me up on Twitter it’s luck4myindycolts12
12/28/2016 at 12:53 pm #26207Bob AndrewsParticipant
Hello All…I’m Bob Andrews aka Commishbob. I’m older than most of you, 64. I am married to the lovely Ms Commish and we have three grown kids, all out in the world having graduated college and everything. 😉
I’ve also been involved in fantasy football longer than most of you. This season just concluded was my league’s 37th. Nearly all my owners have been with me all the way or close to it. My two sons have entered the league recently. One took over after the only owner dropout we’ve had since the 90s. And I turned over my team to my other son to run day-to-day. He hasn’t done well with it. LOL Love my league though. It’s been a great way to remain in contact with my friends from the University of Houston. I have five league titles, that’s second on our list.
I’ve got some great FF stories from our adventures through the years, the best being the time that one owner used his top pick to draft a dead guy. David Overstreet, Dolphin RB by way of OU and the CFL had run his car into a gas station pump island on his way to training camp. Needless to say back in those heady pre-internet days (1984) not everyone had every nugget of info at their fingertips. But this owner was especially clueless and his choice of Overstreet as his first pick brought the draftroom to a stunned silence followed by a good five minutes on hysteria. We still talk about it at every draft.
I’ve played in a very intense fantasy baseball league the past two seasons. I’ve done pretty well, especially since I hadn’t followed baseball nearly as closely as I did growing up. I lost the title by .095 in the OBP % category in 2015. Lost in the second round of the playoffs last season. I’m not sure I will play in 2017. It takes far too much work to be competitive.
In real life I root for the Orioles (born in Baltimore), New York Rangers (raised in Brooklyn/NJ), Houston Texans (adopted in 2002/season ticket holder) and the University of Houston (alum..twice). My first true love was the Baltimore Colts and the worst day of my life was the day they stole out of B’more in the snow. At the risk of sounding overly bitter…I hope Robert Irsay is roasting in hell as I type this.
I’m happy to be here (at 64 I’m happy to be anywhere) and hope to interact with many of you as time goes by.
12/31/2016 at 3:30 pm #26301Ron CaffertyParticipant
My name is Ron and I’m from Edison, NJ. I have been playing Fantasy baseball and football since 2010. I also go by the name “Fantasy Mailman” not because I am a mailman because I was told by the #RotoExperts that I resemble Newman from Seinfeld. I am a very dedicated player looking for open leagues. Additionally, I play in a 10 team roto baseball league that is in need of serious players.
I can be reached via email at Ron2522@yahoo.com & on Twitter @ron2522.
01/04/2017 at 7:20 pm #26892Darren FleurentParticipant
I’m Darren from Massachusetts. I’m married with 3 young kids, and fantasy sports are one of my passions after my family and career (I’m a teacher). I’ve been playing since about 2000, but have only recently started branching out into different formats than 12 team H2H with shallow keepers. I like fantasy football, but fantasy baseball is something I pay attention to year round.
Looking forward to some great sports conversations! I’m on twitter, which I use mostly for fantasy sports @drfleurent
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01/06/2017 at 10:44 am #26958Man Ram 2Participant
My name is Jay, I’m from Miami and a die-hard baseball fan, and also a Marlins fan. I’ve been playing fantasy baseball since the late 80’s when the roto book came out. Been in a home league for over 13 years and have won it 4 times. Been listening to Lenny on SiriusXM in the past and have also exchanged emails and tweets with him. Excited for the new season.
01/07/2017 at 9:35 am #26993ChrisParticipant
I am Chris from the UK. Big Braves fan. Been playing fantasy baseball for the last 7-8 years. Found Lenny’s name through Prospect 361. Play in dynasty leagues and keeper leagues as well as a couple of redraft leagues. Also one of the commish in a 16 teams 8×8 h2h categories league. Big listening to the podcast the last few days catching up with where you guys are up to and love them.
01/08/2017 at 4:16 pm #27121EricParticipant
Good afternoon everybody!
My name is Eric. Been listening to Lenny for about a year now and love the info. Live in the great state of Colorado, originally from North Dakota. I am a big fan of the Red Sox and baseball in general. I have been playing baseball for about 15 yrs now. I run a 20 team dynasty league on Fantrax as well as a 6 sport league on Fantrax.
01/09/2017 at 1:50 pm #27152Shimon KahanParticipant
Shimmy K in Chicago. Met Lenny at HQ forum here some years back. Same rotis league since first auction in March 1985 though some of the owners have changed. 12 team NL only, 4 by 4 with 1000 min IP, 7 max keepers up to 3 years. Old school rules – no dropping players. Only replace if they go on DL, released, or traded to AL. My teenage son has attended last two auctions though he is primarily a Fantasy football player. Site looks great and will try to check out the chat during work breaks! First waiver period for first week ends in 3 months…
01/13/2017 at 10:11 am #27393zeke1109Participant
Hi! I’m ZEKE. I have a “baseball memories” podcast and you can visit the archivers here:
I love baseball history and the Mets. Grew up on Long Island, moved upstate right on the hudson river and went to Oswego college right on lake ontario. I’m always near the water. Worked at IBM for 17 years got laid off and decided to try my hand at podcasting. Roger Noriega from NDB MEDIA heard me and picked me up. I went on to do things I never dreamed of doing. THANKS ROG! Interviewed baseball authors, actors from shows, etc.
01/21/2017 at 9:04 am #27722Hobson MoxParticipant
Bob – grew up and reside in central Massachusetts. Been playing fantasy sports since 1998. Braves fan growing up in Red Sox Nation yet went to college in upstate New York during the Yankees reign in the late 1990’s. Many friends on both sides of that rivalry so I find that I’m usually Switzerland during those yearly debates. Can’t even tell you how I found this website – just really stumbled across it and started listening to the podcasts in late December 2016. I love that there is a community of fantasy baseball players here. Look forward to chatting and the like.
01/26/2017 at 8:37 pm #28096Jeremy GibbsParticipant
Hello everyone! I’ve heard Lenny here and there for several years, but just discovered the podcast last week. It’s exactly what the Dr. ordered.
My name is Jeremy Gibbs. This is my 21st year playing fantasy baseball. Starting last year, I do a little writing at rotoprofessor.com during the baseball season. My full time job is teaching A.P. Statistics and A.P. Computer Science at a high school in a subburb of St. Louis. Needless to say, I am a huge Cardinals fan!
I’ve had a little bit of success the last 3 years since I started playing against more than just my college friends, notably: winning the Dar. Mr. Fantasy Podcast League in 2014, finishing 2nd to Paul Sporer in the Baseballholics Podcast League in 2015, and winning the In This League Champions Podcast League in 2016.
I am looking forward to another fun-filled baseball season. Thanks for allowing me to grow and learn from this community.
St. Louis, MO
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01/29/2017 at 12:39 pm #28274George VagelakosParticipant
Hey to all. Having listened to Lenny for years and meeting him a couple of times @ First Pitch Forums, I am happy to join his website and enjoy all his words of wisdom. As a baseball fan who lived in Kew Gardens, I view Lenny as an American Icon. Been playing fantasy since 1997 and I am now part of The Lenny movement. I enjoy your show not only because of what I learn but because you are a great Listen. Drive on Lenny. alexnjeb
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02/01/2017 at 3:06 pm #28376Doug AtkinsParticipant
<p>Hi, my name is Doug Atkins. My team name is Attiebabies. I have been playing in the NFBC for 10 years, and in home leagues since we were doing stats by hand from the USA Today in the early 1990’s. I have been listening to Lenny for several years, first with Tony Cincotta and lately on XM. I always loved Lenny’s sense of humour, and often just before he delivers a punch line or a pun, I find myself with the same thought…….that is scary. I look forward to exploring the web site.</p>
02/01/2017 at 3:38 pm #28377James MartinParticipant
<p>Hello, Hello! My name is James Martin and I am a fantasy baseball addict. My first league was about 8 years ago and I have been hooked since then. I play in somewhere between 4 and 8 leagues a year and have had decent success! (Thanks to Lenny for sure!)</p>
<p>I grew up and live in Arkansas and will probably continue to be the home of my family. (Wife, Daughter, 2 Dogs, 2 Cats) We are huge baseball fans and have driven to St. Louis many times to watch our beloved Cardinals.</p>
<p>I one day hope to meet Lenny although I feel like I know him already!</p>
<p>Good luck to all of you who listen! May the baseball gods grant you infinite fantasy wisdom and fortune!</p>
02/02/2017 at 8:44 pm #28417JoshParticipant
hi im josh from columbus ohio have two boys and deep love for both of them and the game of baseball. prolly the worlds worst at describing myself. i am a machinist by trade and work for the owners of donatos. big fan of lenny and the great community of people that he has brought together that all share a common theme in love for baseball thanks for reading
02/04/2017 at 7:11 pm #28490Stephan HartParticipant
<p>Hello Lenny and Andrea along with all you other Melnickites,</p>
<p>My name is Stephan Hart. I am a professional chef and a fantasy enthusiast to say the least. o am greatly looking forward to being a member of this community. In a setting as such I hope to be able to contribute half as much as i might take away from this site. I started 6 yrs ago with football and the worst thing that coulda happened to me in that league DID….. I WON. My first league and anything less than first place to me now is a crushing blow, which come few and far between.. But as far as Baseball it is my true love!!! A neanderthal can win at football but Baseball is where the big boys and girls play. Picking the winners in the later rounds that’s where success is found, The truth and it rhymes. been listening to lenny over on Sirius for 5 yrs now and just took delivery on my 4th kitchen table!!! ready 2 rock 2017 style. with Lenny Melnick Fantasy Baseball’s “National Treasure” (sans Nick Cage)</p>
<p>Thanks and God bless</p>
<p><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Stephan J. Hart A.K.A. DaBostonBeast</span></p>
02/13/2017 at 5:32 pm #28843Matthew WegerParticipant
I’m Matt from Long Island new York . I’m 30 years old and have been playing fantasy sports for the last 15 years or so. I’m currently in 3 keeper / dynasty leagues and I can’t get enough of it. Thanks for welcoming me into your guys community
02/16/2017 at 6:15 pm #28977Matt HughesParticipant
<p>Hey all, I’m Matt Hughes… have played Fantasy Football for many years but going into only my 2nd year in season long Baseball (finished 2nd last year by the closest of margins possible in a 15 team dynasty league) but played DFS for awhile now. Love to listen to Lenny’s advice on SiriusXM and love how good he is about tweeting back. So thats why I joined here. Hopefully we can all help each other out and make it easier to keep up with the latest news and prospects baseball world!</p>
02/19/2017 at 1:50 am #29078Robert FinkelsteinParticipant
<p>I’m Robert Finkelstein from Portland, Oregon. My first introduction to fantasy sports was about eight years ago via a website in which Lenny was featured, and where he recorded daily podcasts. His love of the game of baseball and his passion for the rotisserie leagues he helped godfather have not diminished one iota since I first heard him. And though I have never personally met Lenny, I have had the good pleasure of talking with him on the phone on a number of occasions. In addition, I was privileged to meet Andrea in Portland shortly before she moved to the east coast. </p>
<p>I look forward to spending the upcoming baseball year and subsequent fantasy seasons with you all. </p>
<p>Thanks Lenny for this site!! Hopefully, sometime during our lifetime we will be able to attend a game together. </p>
03/17/2017 at 4:08 pm #30064Mike BennettParticipant
<p>Thanks Lenny! I’ve been playing Fantasy Baseball longer than I can remember! I play in two 25 plus year keeper leagues which have ranged from 10 teams to 12 and am the 3 time defending champ in one and two time defending champ in the other! I attribute that to me being a numbers guy and playing enough ball in the old days to know a good skillset when I see it, but more importantly, Lenny and a few others have helped me along the way with great advice and things I may not have thought of. I live in Oklahoma football country but bleed Dodger Blue!</p>
03/31/2017 at 10:54 am #30470Cory KuhnParticipant
<p>I’m Cory & I first fell in love with the Dodgers, Vikings (& sports of all kind) as a tot. I’ve commissioned fantasy leagues since my freshman year in high school (in ’82). That was 35 years & many trophies ago, but I swear I learn something every time I listen to Lenny Melnick (you da’ man, Lenny!).</p>
<p>At this point in life, fantasy football is a boring game of checkers compared to the chess of fantasy baseball. Which is fine, ’cause I love chess. I’m not in many leagues, but enjoy research & compete with zeal. My fave is a decade-old weekly H2H Dynasty League where best season record wins (no playoffs). Starts 9 batters & 9 pitchers w/standard 5×5 categories, except Net Saves and Quality Starts (vs. wins).</p>
<p>I’m blessed with a wife, son who’s a senior this year, & daughter who’s a junior (both redheads, somehow). Lived in the SW, Pacific NW, & Midwest. Past 19 years the terrific sports town of Dallas, TX has been our home.</p>
<p>Looking forward to learning from y’all!<br />
– Cory Kuhn (DodgerRabbit)</p>
04/08/2017 at 4:32 am #30716Geoff ThiersParticipant
<p>The rumors are true, I can still play the game at 38. Ageless like Rickey Henderson, but yet to negotiate Geoff Thiers Field, I once played 6 adult kickball games in one day. Since my ankle fusion in 2006, I’ve found just how hard headed my mom said I always was. Became out of adult kickball retirement twice now. Oh, and I teach young hitters to keep the elbow down and I’m a stickler for lining the knuckles up. My first MLB game was at Candlestick Park, but I’m an A’s fan. If there was no such thing as fantasy sports, I really have no clue why I’d be on my smartphone at 3:27 A.M. Some of the best pickups happen at 2:45 A.M. could be one reason. I’m the guy who just added Amir Garrett and dropped Sandy Leon over Mark Reynolds. I guess having J.T. Realmuto will do that to you, coupled with the 500 catchers in the BeanTown dugout. Where’s Ian Desmond playing today?</p>
04/11/2017 at 8:15 pm #30874Steven HardyParticipant
<p>Hello Everybody! My name is Steven Hardy originally from the Buffalo NY area (Go Bills!). My family and I currently reside in central PA. I love the game of baseball and get so much enjoyment sharing that with my kids. Prepping the next generation of Yankees fans is a lot of fun;-) I’ve been playing fantasy sports for about 10 years but baseball for only 5. My only regret is not playing fantasy baseball sooner. I truly can’t get enough. Lenny was the first voice that had me hooked and have been listening non stop ever since. Thanks for letting me be apart of this community!</p>
<p>”I’ve tried ’em all, I really have, and the only church that truly feeds the soul, day in, day out, is the Church of Baseball.”</p>
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05/10/2017 at 9:56 am #31984Tito LunaParticipant
<p>My name is Tito Luna and I go by NYC2RVA. I was born and raised in Manhattan and now live about 20 minutes south of Richmond, VA. I have been playing fantasy baseball since the early 90’s starting with Sandbox and eventually to Yahoo. Glad to be here and look forward to hearing Lenny, when I’m not late to the show!</p>
05/24/2017 at 8:11 am #32427Sonny ClarkParticipant
<p>Hello everyone Sonny Clark “The Hardest Working Man in Sports Radio” here.</p>
<p>I have known Lenny and Andrea when I came on the air at BlogTalkRadio in February 2009. They tripped into my show and I have been listening them off and on for years now. Love Lenny – love Andrea! In fact she and I hosted a show for a while, and I just to so busy I could not continue, and she asked again later to help her on another project I just could not do. But if I had an extra three to four hours a day – I would have been right there with her. Football really is my sport, and I don’t do too much fantasy sports talk anymore, as I know what I am going to say is blasphemy BUT, me talking fantasy sports, bores me, so I leave it to the experts now. But love hearing others talk about it, that is why when I can, I come on here!</p>
05/27/2017 at 7:46 am #32528Andrea LKeymaster
Long time listener, 1st time logger inner. Looking forward to listening live each day and posting occasionally on the chat board.
Thanks for the usefull fantasy information. But mostly thank you for the entertainment! It really brightens up my mornings.
06/14/2017 at 3:15 pm #33164Lance L.Participant
<p>Thanks for all the great podcasts and work you put into this, Andrea, Lenny and the rest of the gang! Long time listener / first time poster and fantasy sports fanatic since 2001 with an emphasis on baseball. Really enjoy the frequent podcasts and banter – just wish my job allowed me more time so I could be live in the chat room and participate more often. Keep up the great work!!!</p>
<p>-Lance from Philly</p>
06/18/2017 at 8:39 pm #33327david donahueParticipant
<p>Hi, I’ve listened to Lenny since the channel started on XM/Sirius. Love your pairing with Craig Mish. I’ve been playing fantasy since 2006. I started with FB and moved into baseball around 2009. I need my fantasy baseball talk once SiriusXM abandons baseball once the allstar break comes around 🙁 looking forward to chatting. Thanks for all the free advice and information over the years Lenny!</p>
08/02/2017 at 8:40 am #35116LDastroParticipant
Leonard here. Been playing fantasy for over 30+ years. Still in my original league with rules that are old school. Auction, keeper, LIMITED free agent moves (that rule annoys the heck out of many but hey…It’s all about that draft!). Even though I play in numerous other leagues and other fantasy sports, that original league will be my priority.
From NW Ohio. 30 years of teaching, coaching and other extra-curricular. So when I disappear in late Aug and reappear in late May you know where I am. Long time Astros fan (Nolan Ryan and Earl Campbell got my attention back in the day). In today’s sport world, if it isn’t the stros or THE Ohio State University Buckeyes, I only have loyalty to a player and even that may be fleeting. (Legal disclaimer-wife, kids and dogs are not included in the previous statement). 🙂
Thanks for the warm welcome. Love that even now (August) the focus is on fantasy baseball…not football or daily. Love that though the sabermetrics are acknowledged other factors are included in the discussions. I love that people here don’t dismiss each other because of some preconceived notion.
Keep up the great work! Even though I may not be in chat I will still be checking the site. Gotta love Lenny and the Legion!
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