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Join the 2013 Viva El Birdos Fantasy Baseball League, sponsored by Yahoo!

Join the 2013 Viva El Birdos fantasy baseball conflageration, sponsored by our exclamation-pointed friends at Yahoo!

Good news, everyone! Our lovely and talented sponsors at Yahoo! are running official fantasy baseball leagues across the network this year, and I've set one up for Viva El Birdos. Those of you who lived through the disaster that was the last sponsored VEB fantasy baseball league should take comfort in these two facts: I'm restricting membership to 12 people, and we're going to do an autodraft, so that league owners will not have to block out four more hours than usual to talk to internet friends. And it's on Yahoo!, which has been my favorite fantasy sports provider since I started playing fantasy sports.

If you'd like to take part in the league, comment below; I'll send the password to join it to the e-mail address we have on file. I'll also be posting periodic updates on the league and its comings and goings; feel free to use this post and others like it to discuss general fantasy baseball hijinks as well, since I know there are a number of leagues affiliated with VEB in various ways. Without further ado, a word from our sponsors:

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So: Let me know if you're interested. Inside baseball note: We'll be playing a lightly modified version of the usual statistics that I like to call "lazily sabermetric": OBP and SLG instead of AVG, and K:BB instead of WHIP. So prepare to overvalue saves, RBI, and stolen bases like you would if you were talking to the guy next to you at the stadium.

UPDATE: And that's 14! We've hit our limit. Thanks, everybody.