Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Fantasy Becomes Reality

Everyone has that one guy in his or his (not a typo) fantasy sports league who rips off the competition with one-sided deals. It causes the whole league to appeal the trade, the commissioner to be flooded with phone calls and text messages, and all out chaos to erupt in what was once a friendly atmosphere.

Which brings us to Example A, Jim Bowden. Only Bowden is the G.M. of a Major League team, while we're all just Average Joes. On Bowden's level, it's frowned upon as a practice. Treat MLB like it's a legitimate business, not a fantasy league, according to Reds general manager Wayne Krivsky.

"Krivsky sought an explanation Tuesday for why Cincinnati was unaware that reliever Gary Majewski had a sore shoulder when they got him in a trade with Washington.

'For me, your credibility is paramount, not only with (the media) but with other teams and the fans and your ownership. You lose your credibility, you're done in this business,' Krivsky said."

Bowden is now hated by G.M.s around the league. He's going to be the talk of the Yahoo message board.



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