amazing analogy. i've never heard pithier, or more precise, analysis of Ty's fantasy career. great.
No love for Guzman's cycle?In leagues that aren't 5x5, I'd take the cycle over the 2 bombs.
Psychologists talk about something called "cognitive dissonance". While it's gotten some mis-application into the business world (I think due to a Dilbert strip), it can be defined as "the discomfort felt at a discrepancy between what you already know or believe, and new information or interpretation." (Definition from www.learningandteaching.info) Ideally, your mind adapts to the new information and changes what you know or believe to fit the new information, but in extreme instances, the new information is rejected as being so far outside the known or closely-held belief that it simply cannot have happened.To better understand this, let's work through an example:Known fact: Cristian Guzman, as a hitter, sucks.New information: Cristian Guzman hits for the cycle.New belief in adapted mind: Even a blind dog will find a rabbit every now and again. New belief in unadapted mind: No, Cristian Guzman did not hit for the cycle.In this case, I think either interpretation is fair.
Does anyone anywhere actually own Christian Guzman?! If so, pity them.
He's owned in 51.5% of ESPN leagues.
... which means that 48.5% of ESPN players have a leg up on their competition.
I'm winning my league with the double play combo of Ryan Theriot and Guzman.
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