Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Up Close with Los Angeles Fresh Owner MisterFresh

 Recently I got a chance to sit down with MisterFresh who was in my inaugural world Puckett and is a founding member here is Upper Deck.

1.) Who is misterfresh?
I am a 35 year old investment analyst in the Kansas City area and I handle my firm's investments in the media, retail, and restaurant industries. I've been married for 10 years and have two boys, ages 4 and 1. My first name is Doug and so I was always "Doug E. Fresh" growing up... at some point or another that evolved into MisterFresh.
 
2.) What are some of your interests and hobbies? 
Between work, family, and a relatively new house, I stay pretty busy. I am a true media guy and I love good television shows, movies, books, video games, and live events. I've gotten pretty into whiskey (bourbon and rye in particular) and wine in recent years.

3.) Did you play any sports growing up?
 I played baseball from the 1st grade into high school and played football for a couple of years.

4.) Do you have any sports-related items on your bucket list that you have not yet done?
I really want to attend the Kentucky Derby. I'd like to go to a World Cup. As a Baylor alumnus, I am a diehard Baylor sports fan. Should they ever make a national championship game in football or men's hoops, I will find a way to be there.

5.) What is your favorite WIS moment?
Back when I played sim baseball (pre-HBD), I won a Tournament of Champions with a team of players from the 1986 season. I was down 3-0 and came back to win. Other than that, drafting and signing (against all odds) Willie Zumaya has been pretty fun.


6.) What do you think is more important for an HBD team? A sure fire Ace? Strong pitching staff? Well rounded lineup? Speed, defense, coaching?
I rarely have a sure fire ace, so Zumaya has been an exception for me. I always have a team that ranks in the top 3 or so in plus plays, so I will go infield defense first and try to stash a few impact bats at C, LF, and RF. I tend to think 1B is the most under appreciated defensive position in this game.

7.) Which five people, past or present, sit at your dream roundtable discussion?
This is the toughest question. If the goal is for the discussion to be interesting, I'll go with Dan Arriely, Seth Klarman, David Einhorn, Ricky Sandler, and Bob Iger. If the goal is for the discussion to be entertaining, I'll go with Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake, John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, and Louis CK.

8.) What is your favorite in-person sports moment?
I'd have to say that the 2011 Alamo Bowl was my favorite in person moment. Unfortunately, I wasn't at the 2011 Baylor victory over Oklahoma (RG3 to Terrance Williams for the last second win). Baseball wise, I got to see Sammy Sosa ( I am a Cub fan) hit 3 homers against the Astros in 2001.

9.) If you could change one thing in HBD, what would it be?
If we're going to have the option to spend money on it (or to not spend money on it), scouting should be a lot more important than it is. I shouldn't be able to figure out how good a prospect is going to be based on his current progression.

10.) Do you have any favorite players from any of your HBD teams?
My all time favorite player is Renyel Franco from my team in Scottsdale (Glavine300). I really like Zumaya in this league.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Franchise Rankings

RK PY TEAM Current Owner MVP/CY SS GG/FM/Rook Awd Pts PSP STAND MEAS TOTAL R Avg P Avg D Avg D2 Avg MZ TOT Tot Avg 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 +/-' TOT
1 2 San Francisco Ninja Bay Sox zsiegri 4 15 3 49 76 32 30 187 7 5.4 15.4 14.5 42.3 10.6 36 30 34 6 35 -3 11 -16 133
2 1 New York Knights jcairns 7 10 8 56 56 30 32 174 8.9 5.2 5.1 4.7 23.9 6.0 69 41 77 68 37 67 74 43 476
3 4 San Juan Queños ACEROTHSTEIN 2 14 6 42 68 29 27 166 6.5 15 11 17.6 50.1 12.5 49 -1 11 -11 4 12 36 9 109
4 3 Philadelphia Athletics grivfmd1 2 9 11 37 63 31 31 162 11.3 6.4 6.5 3 27.2 6.8 69 55 76 49 77 70 97 90 583
5 11 Louisville Land Sharks solowkoe 4 8 10 42 22 24 18 106 15.9 12.6 19.6 17.1 65.2 16.3 6 -17 14 5 42 17 8 60 135
6 9 Los Angeles Fresh misterfresh 2 5 9 42 27 26 104 18.5 7.5 16.1 8.5 50.6 12.7 -7 -7 49 70 46 75 81 105 412
7 5 Minnesota Millers dflom2008 4 6 10 38 18 25 21 102 7.9 22.4 14.5 14.8 59.6 14.9 8 -34 25 56 21 32 10 73 191
8 7 Salt Lake City Oil Slicks flipdog0 4 8 16 20 26 28 90 10.3 15 16.1 7.3 48.7 12.2 50 18 -1 54 59 79 103 76 438
9 6 Wichita Wheelers robmb 1 7 5 23 16 28 22 89 15.4 5.6 14 21.9 56.9 14.2 -49 -8 23 2 6 -14 26 -35 -49
10 14 St. Louis Yardbirds hughnewitt 1 7 9 28 22 24 83 20.4 10.1 10.4 15 55.9 14.0 26 -23 -14 27 13 69 51 36 185
11 8 Detroit Cubs boomer17 1 3 2 12 36 20 14 82 11.4 18.9 16.6 20.5 67.4 16.9 9 27 16 12 -17 -8 -1 -26 12
12 17 Montgomery Boll Weevils carpediem33 1 8 5 25 10 23 16 74 7.9 22.1 17.3 18 65.3 16.3 25 -17 -4 -12 23 35 39 16 105
13 10 Boise gnoccas sors 2 4 5 21 12 21 19 73 16.9 13.3 13.8 19.6 63.6 15.9 -2 20 26 -1 43 -30 17 -40 33
14 13 Jackson Jaguars hcross22 6 7 19 10 17 25 71 14.6 16.1 10.4 12.8 53.9 13.5 20 34 20 32 8 46 20 42 222
15 16 Fargo Roadrunners littlejim 3 3 6 24 14 15 18 71 21.3 13.6 16.4 13.9 65.2 16.3 48 19 -20 26 8 40 45 31 197
16 15 Richmond Brewers trubrewcrew 3 7 13 24 19 13 69 17.1 12.3 24.3 16.4 70.1 17.5 33 43 31 19 -5 -27 -1 11 104
17 12 Arizona Desert Dogs Jtpsops 7 5 19 0 18 29 66 13.4 18.4 8.3 6.5 46.6 11.7 39 20 4 58 84 94 84 85 468
18 18 El Paso Thunder soxfan_9 6 4 16 6 16 11 49 21.1 10.3 21.4 19.3 72.1 18.0 20 28 -7 -37 -47 5 27 33 22
19 19 Washington D.C. Monuments jrobert77 3 6 12 6 14 15 47 20.1 15.3 18.3 13.3 67 16.8 14 10 20 75 83 37 4 -11 232
20 20 Hartford River Rats sf33 1 5 7 0 11 23 41 12.6 22.6 13.5 8.1 56.8 14.2 26 21 30 14 61 74 92 52 370
21 21 Honolulu Tiki Torches bobkordecki 6 6 18 4 9 10 41 19.8 21.3 16.3 16 73.4 18.4 -2 31 33 48 19 27 -31 3 128
22 22 Buffalo Honey Badgers dmpark 2 6 10 0 10 20 40 25.4 11.4 13.1 12.5 62.4 15.6 56 25 25 49 29 13 30 -27 200
23 24 Baltimore Elite Giants mtg54 2 10 14 6 13 7 40 7.3 26.1 26.6 23.9 83.9 21.0 14 -44 -2 -19 8 -29 7 -14 -79
24 23 Seattle Sloberknockers auggieward 5 5 15 4 12 8 39 16.9 19.4 19 22.3 77.6 19.4 -19 -13 -32 22 59 -35 -14 13 -19
25 25 Iowa City Express texanboiler 1 5 9 12 6 6 33 25.6 20.5 17.1 20.9 84.1 21.0 36 9 -22 -7 27 22 -9 -31 25
26 27 Chicago Old Style alogman1 4 4 12 7 5 28 23.6 18.5 18.3 26.6 87 21.8 -88 -13 15 2 -5 -52 -49 -58 -248
27 28 Syracuse Syndicate hatton98 2 3 7 4 8 9 28 24.4 16.3 15.5 18.6 74.8 18.7 12 26 -21 7 -24 30 22 27 79
28 26 Rochester Red Wings jwperry 2 3 7 0 5 12 24 17.6 24 13.8 15.3 70.7 17.7 25 -48 -13 26 37 56 24 43 150
29 29 Texas Rangers jmaese 3 1 7 0 4 3 14 14.3 28 26.4 27.9 96.6 24.2 -56 -81 -104 -110 -32 -18 -24 40 -385
30 32 Houston Colt 45's andyr104 1 4 6 0 3 1 10 22.8 26.6 25.5 24.5 99.4 24.9 -41 -76 -43 6 35 -22 -35 20 -156
31 30 Las Vegas Aces fsubwj 1 2 4 0 1 4 9 28.8 19.4 21.4 24.4 94 23.5 6 -38 -31 40 -5 -29 -2 -5 -64
32 31 Pawtucket Terriers burk 4 4 0 2 2 8 22.4 28 25.8 22.1 98.3 24.6 35 -6 12 -36 -15 -15 1 -23 -47
Legend

Red Text = Leader or last
MVP/CY = Number of MVP/Cy Young winners
SS = Number of Silver Sluggers
GG/FM/Rook = Number of Gold Glove, Fireman of the Year and Rookie of the Year winners
Awd Pts = 4 pts for a MVP/Cy Young, 2 pts for a Silver Slugger and 1 pt for a Gold Glove/FOY/ROY
PSP - Post Season Points= 20 for a WS, 12 for  LCS, 8 for a DCS, 4 for 2nd rd, 2 for wildcard
Standings = 32 pts for first place all time, 31 for 2nd place, etc and 1 for last place all time
MEAS = Measureables, same as standings: 32 for 1st, 1 for last(combined avg finish in 4 categories: (Runs/ERA/Def%/Def +/-)
Total = Awd Pts + PSP + Standings + MEAS
R Avg = Avg ranking in total runs
P Avg = Avg ranking in ERA
D Avg = Avg ranking in fielding %
D2 Avg = Avg ranking in +/- def plays
MZ Tot = All rankings (Runs/ERA/Def%/Def +/-) sum
Tot Avg = Avg ranking in all measureable categories combined(Runs/ERA/Def%/Def +/-)
1-7 = Net difference in +/- plays
+/- Tot = All time net difference in +/- plays

All Time Standings

P TEAM CURRENT OWNER W L % GB PSW PSL PS% WS LCS DCS DIV WC
1 San Francisco Ninja Bay Sox zsiegri 787 509 0.607 - 40 33 0.548 2 3 5 8
2 Philadelphia Athletics grivfmd1 775 521 0.598 -12 50 37 0.575 3 5 3 5
3 New York Knights jcairns 775 521 0.598 -12 41 32 0.562 1 2 4 6 1
4 San Juan Queños ACEROTHSTEIN 753 543 0.581 -34 47 33 0.588 2 3 4 5 2
5 Wichita Wheelers rmbmd 727 569 0.561 -60 11 18 0.379 2 3
6 Los Angeles Fresh misterfresh 697 599 0.538 -90 25 20 0.556 1 1 3 2 3
7 Salt Lake City Oil Slicks flipdog0 691 605 0.533 -96 17 17 0.500 1 1 4
8 Minnesota Millers dflom2008 686 610 0.529 -101 15 21 0.417 4 2
9 Louisville Land Sharks solowkoe 674 622 0.520 -113 11 16 0.407 2 3 1
10 Montgomery Boll Weevils carpediem33 675 622 0.520 -112 7 13 0.350 1 3
11 St. Louis Yardbirds hughnewitt 669 627 0.516 -118 24 23 0.511 1 1 5
12 Boise gnoccas sors 664 632 0.512 -123 9 12 0.429 1 3
13 Detroit Cubs boomer17 662 634 0.511 -125 29 21 0.580 1 1 3 4
14 Richmond Brewers trubrewcrew 662 634 0.511 -125 13 11 0.542 1 1 1 2
15 Arizona Desert Dogs Jtpsops 660 636 0.509 -127 0 0 0.000
16 Jackson Jaguars hcross22 658 638 0.508 -129 6 10 0.375 2 1
17 El Paso Thunder soxfan_9 651 645 0.502 -136 4 6 0.400 1 1
18 Fargo Roadrunners littlejim 645 651 0.498 -142 10 15 0.400 5
19 Washington D.C. Monuments jrobert77 639 657 0.493 -148 5 8 0.385 2
20 Baltimore Elite Giants mtg54 638 658 0.492 -149 4 7 0.364 1 1
21 Seattle Sloberknockers auggieward 632 664 0.488 -155 2 6 0.250 1 1
22 Hartford River Rats sf33 628 668 0.485 -159 0 0 0.000
23 Buffalo Honey Badgers dmpark 624 672 0.481 -163 0 0 0.000
24 Rochester Red Wings jwperry 603 693 0.465 -184 0 0 0.000
25 Honolulu Tiki Torches bobkordecki 601 695 0.464 -186 1 3 0.250 1 1
26 Syracuse Syndicate hatton98 599 697 0.462 -188 2 6 0.250 1 1
27 Chicago Old Style alogman1 598 698 0.461 -189 11 12 0.478 1 2
28 Iowa City Express texanboiler 573 723 0.442 -214 8 11 0.421 1 1 1
29 Texas Rangers jmaese 552 744 0.426 -235 0 0 0.000
30 Houston Colt 45's andyr104 526 770 0.406 -261 0 0 0.000
31 Pawtucket Terriers burk 509 787 0.393 -278 0 0 0.000
32 Las Vegas Aces fsubwj 504 792 0.389 -283 0 0 0.000
 
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