September is here, and Labor Day has past. What does this mean for people like me living in Eastern NC? Hurricane season.
I moved here in 1999 which if you pay attention to such things, and you probably don’t unless you are on a coast (no reason to pay attention to hurricanes in Nebraska) I was like Jonah and the whale and brought four hurricanes to the eastern part of the state. By my amateur count, I’ve lived through 10 hurricanes and then more tropical storms. They’re not the scariest thing in the world but are quite aggravating.
Hurricane Isabel in 2004 was probably the most intense. I was in a mobile home at the time and obviously didn’t need to stay there so I went to a friend’s house with a generator. Of course, a tree fell through their house, and then one was resting on my home at the time. I lived for a month with a tree on top of the roof, which sounds bad but the worst part was squirrels on a tin roof. Peg leg monkeys on a roof get a bad rap; they have nothing on squirrels, to say nothing of the strange event of a peg leg monkey.
If you’re in a head-to-head league, the playoffs are here, or almost here. Guys can pop up like a hurricane and like a pinecone falling off of a tree can propel you great distances. Here are some guys rocking like a hurricane and have been crazy hot for the past seven days. I’m going to seven because small samples can carry heavy weights at this point of the season.
Here we go! Finally, the Razzball favorite has paid off with a great seven day stretch. .571 BA with 3 HR in the past week, that’ll play. I think that he’s here, finally, and the Cardinals will be able to have one positive story from their slog of a season. Remember, he was an elite talent coming in, and he’s young, and these guys can pop at any time. Maybe, just maybe, someone cut him in a shallower league? Worth a check-in to get him in the last year he’ll have as corner eligible.
Mark Canha has been getting regular run as the first baseman for the Brewers and hasn’t disappointed. He’s hitting .375 in the past week with a couple of dingers. I realize his overall numbers are about as exciting as a cake donut without a filling, but over the past 30 he’s batting over .300 with a near 100 pace for R and RBI. Canha would be a great stabilizer for any league if he’s available.
Oh, great, Max Muncy‘s on a heater again. He’s got the season total average over .200! Blow the trumpets and wave the flags! In the past week, he’s exploded with his batting average over .300! Muncy is absolutely capable of blowing up and winning a week for you. Just remember he’s equally capable of hitting .050, but the past week might mean some good things are coming on the horizon.
Luis Arraez is not Tony Gwynn, nor is he going to challenge for a .400 batting average. He can however carry that category for you in a given week and did so last week, hitting .462 and even chipping in a dinger. Great category play.
Ke’Bryan Hayes is toiling in relative obscurity in Pittsburgh, but he’s been doing well if you roster him. Everything has been clicking for a month for Hayes, who I’ve been watching all season. A .318 average comes along in a nifty package with 7 HR. Oddly, there are no steals in the past month, so that’s weird since he usually contributes in that area. You really shouldn’t complain. That’s like complaining about people who put ketchup on hot dogs. Like, that tastes good, right? Why would you complain about someone else’s eating habits? Y’all people are weird. So Hayes is a ketchup-topped hot dog.
So maybe these guys can be hurricane force league winners for you, or at the very least tropical storms, and don’t put you in a depression at the end of the season.
I know you are reading my stuff, and for that I thank you! It’s really an honor if you listen, or even just read to disagree. Check out the football page if you’re into that, and hoops will be starting up soon. Have a great week everyone.