Friday, February 28, 2014

How Does Fantasy Baseball Work?

The world of fantasy baseball is a fascinating one to enter. It is truly a unique fantasy sport compared to football, basketball, and hockey. Fantasy baseball often frustrates the players who spend a lot of time on it, but the victors are greeted with sweet sensations. Fantasy baseball takes more patience and skill than any other fantasy sport, and once you play, you'll see why. Once you've decided to jump into the world of fantasy baseball, you have to know how it works.

Joining a League
The first thing you have to do is go through the process of joining a league. You can play on numerous different sites, but the best to get started with are Yahoo.com and ESPN.com. These two sites have the easiest and most user-friendly interfaces. You can join a league with your friends or join a public league with total strangers. It would definitely be better if you can join a custom league created by your friends. They will give you the name and password of the league. You'll have to create a team name, a password to your account, and toggle other settings before you are ready to participate in the play of the actual league.

Draft
Once you're in a league, you have to draft your fantasy baseball team. You can either do a live draft or an automated draft. A live draft occurs when all players in the league log on to the site at the same time and manually draft. This can be a fun social event. You get to see the draft and participate in it in real time. Automated drafts are often better for most leagues, however, because they don't require the members to be physically present. In either case, you should rank your players ahead of time to ensure that you'll get the players you want.

Setting Your Lineup
Once the draft is complete, you have to set your lineup for the first game. A typical fantasy baseball league involves between 10 and 12 teams, so you will face each team multiple times throughout the course of the Major League Baseball (MLB) season. Check your league's game format. This will tell you have many starters you will need from each position. You should also check the scoring rules to see which categories matter the most in your particular league. This would be even more beneficial to do before the draft so that you can draft your team accordingly.

Scouring the Waiver Wire
From time to time, you will need to watch for players to pick up as free agents. Some of your players will get hurt and miss time, and you'll also need to make decisions on bench or dropping healthy players that aren't performing well at the moment. You should always be checking on the available players in your league. You should see how they've been playing lately and what they are likely to do in the future. You may be able to get a huge advantage over your opponents by paying close attention to the waiver wire.

Fantasy baseball takes a larger time commitment than other games since your players will have about five games per week during most weeks. You need to check your lineups every day. If you're willing to put in the time, you can have a good fantasy baseball team. You'll have a better experience if you watch the real games a lot to follow your team's players. You can even make spreadsheets and score the games while you're watching. One stolen base could be the difference between a tie and a win.

Sarah writes on her blog about sports and sports reviews.

Slap Bracelet Koozies

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
A unique slap-on-style beverage insulator that you can 'slap' around your can, bottle, wrist, or people you just meet! The SlapKooler is an amazing synergy between the 80's style slap bracelets and beverage insulators. The SlapKooler features dual recoiling slap bands embedded in a insulating and protective neoprene core. The slap koozie beverage insulator is the slap bracelet - reinvented!
The SlapKooler is a one-of-a-kind promotional product that will elevate your event or party to a whole new level! Watch the grins go from ear-to-ear as your guests and fans light up with delight when they first try a SlapKooler! All SlapKoolers contain dual recoiling steel bands encased in 4mm thick Neoprene (wetsuit material) topped with polyester fabric for easy personalization. No sharp edges so they are extremely kid-safe and fun! Safe, durable, and fun slap koozies are both fun and functional toys made for everyday use, and the kids will love these! With the slap koozie, you get a perfect beverage insulator, slap bracelet, wrist band, and stress reliever. The possibilities are endless! Proudly made in the USA!
 
 
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Lunatik Athletiks

Lunatik Athletiks is an athletic apparel company created with the extreme athlete in mind. The dictionary definition itself identifies a "lunatik" as being "wildly or giddily foolish, insane, and is characterized by eccentricity", all of which have also been used to describe particular athletes. Endurance and extreme athletes are often referred to as being crazy, insane or a "lunatik" for enduring the dedication, focus, training, sacrifice, and pain associated with their particular athletic endeavours. Lunatik Athletiks hopes to support these athletes reach their athletik goals and lifelong dreams by providing the highest quality athletic apparel.
Introducing the new line of graduated compression socks - ZUZA!! Features include; 20-30mm-Hg of compression, improved athletic performance and endurance by reducing muscle vibration, graduated compression reduces the build up of lactic acid, helps the muscle recover faster, provides relief from feeling tired and aching legs, improves blood circulation, prevents injuries. In addition to performance technology, the compression sock come in rockin' styles and colors. Just an added feature to contribute to your running efficacy.
 
 

Dressed To Deliver

Are you Dressed To Deliver? How about a birthing gown where fashion meets function? Give birth in style...for yourself, and for all those once in a lifetime first photos of you and your newborn. Who knows, it may even become your favorite thing to wear before or after you give birth! This soft jersey knit dress provides front and back snaps and an empire waist. This allows for easy access for baby monitors, epidurals, and nursing while keeping you supported and dignified. The Dressed To Deliver gown is designed by a medical professional, Mom tested and nurse approved, Feminine, yet functional, No more hospital gowns!
I received the Chloe 3-in-1 Birthing Gown. Wear your Gown as a …. maternity dress leading up to delivery day, labor and delivery gown on the your child’s birth-day, comfortable and stylish nursing dress during the weeks that follow… making it the most versatile Birthing Gown on the market! Features" Discreet front and back jersey-covered snaps allowing easy access for: baby monitoring, I.Vs & epidurals, C-section incision inspections and healing, ultrasound access. Soft, breathable, jersey knit fabric for mom’s and baby’s sensitive skin; more comforting than the poly/cotton hospital gowns. Empire waist with reinforced bust for maximum support. Strapped design allows instant skin-on-skin contact with baby, and easy access for breastfeeding. I wish I had this during my pregnancies! So comfy, and just perfect!

 
 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

St. Patty's Day Party Supplies

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Private Island started in 2010 as the world's most eccentric and fun party company that pushes fun to a new extreme. They believe that everybody should be dressed up all the time and encourage people to break with social norms and enjoy life.
We got some goodies for the upcoming St. Patrick's Day holiday! Irish Shamrock Glasses - When you can't see anything but luck in your future, you'll have the confidence to make the St. Patrick's holiday all your own. These eye catching St. Patrick's Day sunglasses are shaped just like shamrocks to provide perfect lucky/lucky vision all night long. If you want to uphold the true spirit of the Irish, these fantastic shades will give you the outlook on life you've always wanted.
Shamrock Beads - You’ll be the envy of your friends with this St. Patrick’s Day Green Shamrock Beaded Necklace. Made from the best quality beads, this durable necklace comes packaged as one piece. Wear this necklace with the luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, during all-night dance parties, or for your St. Patrick’s Day party at home!
Irish Newsboy Cap - Enjoy dazzling the crowd with golden excitement and explosive party fun on St. Patrick's Day by wearing this St. Patrick's Sequin Irish Newsboy Cap. Let Private Party Island add a bit of newsboy character to St. Patrick's Day and wow the crowd with the fun filled Irish excitement of this amazingly spirited and extravagantly glimmering emerald green and gold newsboy cap adorned with sequin and the leprechaun's luck of the shamrock highlighted in silver.
Shamrock Head Bopper - Top off your costume with this must-have St. Patrick’s Day Green Shamrock Head Bopper. These boppers are the perfect addition to any St. Patrick’s Day costume. Measuring about 21”-22” circumference, this will fit most adults and larger children.
  
 
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Just For Men Touch Of Gray

Around the world, Just For Men is the brand guys count on when they want to look and feel their best.
Touch Of Gray Mustache & Beard - Now your man can get rid of some of the gray in their facial hair without getting rid of it all. The formula reduces the gray they don’t like, but lets him keep the gray they do. Balance out the grays in facial hair and head hair for a more even look. Fast and easy. No mix, no mess. Just brush in. Uses AirActiv Technology - the first and only oxygen-activated formula that can’t over-color. It preserves the natural variations in hair. Jason is only 35, but he is getting plenty of gray hairs (not to mention, losing some of it, but shhhh!) So, he enjoys using Touch Of Gray to help him feel more his age! Keep in the loop with the Just For Men Newsletter. Also click HERE for a coupon!

Check it all out at Just For Men on Facebook.
 

Ageless Derma

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
The Ageless Derma line of mineral makeup includes the dynamic Camoufleur Concealer that is ideal for covering up imperfections of the skin such as scars or brown spots or port wine stains that distract from the skin’s beauty. This versatile mineral make up concealer provides a natural look that is long lasting and will also cover those dark circles beneath the eyes, so it is an anti aging makeup that will conceal those visible signs of aging.
With a natural look and a creamy formula that will revitalize your skin with coverage that is flawless and healthy for your skin, you will love Ageless Derma Camoufleur Concealer. It is a 100% mineral make-up that comes in beautiful shades to cover any skin’s imperfections, plus it is free of parabens.
  

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Digimon Data Squad 5th Season Collection

The complete Digimon Data Squad (Season 5) series in a 4 DVD set. This collection contains all 48 episodes from the fifth season of Digimon. With over 16 hours of uncut, original footage, this collection takes a more serious approach to the Digimon universe and features the return of Agumon as a main character!

Our heroes and the members of D.A.T.S. ("Digital Accident Tactics Squad"), an organization created to conceal the existence of the Digital World and Digimon from the rest of mankind, are facing a massive conflict between Earth and the Digital World triggered by an ambitious human scientist determined to make use of the Digimon for his own personal gain.
 
 

NiteIze Gear Ties

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
NiteIze Gear Tie technology makes it easy for anyone to get organized, and stay organized. Made of bendable wire interior with a durable, soft rubber exterior, the Gear Ties are the perfect solution for containing and organizing medium to long cords and cables, hair dryers, kitchen appliances, game console cords, and all those other electronic items you need each day.
These small ties are colorful, reusable, water-proof, and have never ending uses. We love them. Well, me especially since with a son and a hubby, there are game cords everywhere. These provide a much cleaner and organized look!

 
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JustGoGirl

JustGoGirl is a Texas based startup that has developed a pad for women with athletic leaks. JustGoGirl is starting a conversation about an issue that limits millions of women because they want to give women the tools they need to get back to the workouts they love.
The JustGo Pad is a comfortable, low profile, slender pad for active women designed to provide us with protection we need without the bulky discomfort of traditional incontinence pads or sanitary napkins. No more embarrassing moments at the drugstore checkout counter, on a run, in a group fitness class or in a bouncy house.

Check it all out at JustGoGirl on Facebook, as well as JustGoGirl on Twitter.
 
 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

More Than Just a Makeup Wipe

Typical makeup remover wipes don’t actually get deep down to dirt trapped in pores and many consumers do not wash their face after using makeup wipes. Adventuress has the answer for those who want an all-encompassing facial wipe that removes more than just mascara, the Fearlessly Refreshing Facial Wipes. Formulated with MultiEx BSATM, a unique combination of seven plant extracts, Centella Asiatica, Chamomile, Green Tea, Japanese Knotweed, Licorice Root, Rosemary and Scutellaria, Adventuress’ Fearlessly Refreshing Facial Wipes aid in combatting inflammation, act as an environmental shield, treat acne, and provide temporary relief of minor skin irritations. These disposable, biodegradable towelettes are TSA friendly and are suitable for all skin types, with no fragrance or alcohol.

Adventuress Fearlessly Refreshing Facial Wipes are available for $22/24 pack at www.goadventuress.com.
 
 

uTouch

The daily stresses of life can really tense and tighten up your muscles. From sitting at a desk to repetitive movements, uTouch has the Twin Touch Point Technology to melt away life's aches, pains and stress. Pain relief at your fingertips. uTouch is perfect for your hands, shoulders, forehead, temples, sinuses, calves, feet, ankles, neck and more!
Revolutionary Twin Touch Point Technology makes melting away life's aches, pains and stress a daily pleasure! Targets your pain directly at the source! Soft silicone body for total comfort. Twin touch points work together to relieve tension, aches and pains. Flexible design for ease of reaching all target areas.
 
This little device sure helps me with my neck and shoulder pain! Love it! Check it all out at uTouch on Facebook, as well as uTouch on Twitter.
 
 

Home Chef Must-Haves

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