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slant.gif (102 bytes) Know Thy Enemy, 10th Anniversary Edition

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December, 2009
by "Biggest Daddy"

Interview with the BDBL

BIGGEST DADDY: Hello, various franchises. Thank you all for coming to this roundtable. As we prepare for another 10 years of Big Daddy Baseball League action, we need to take a moment to discuss whether we need to oust the current commissioner for a better one. So, we will go around the table and you will each give your feedback on Commish Glander

Law Dogs: Mike what can I say that hasn’t already been said hundreds of times. Your passion for making the BDBL “The Greatest DMB League in the (Known) Universe”, matches our passion for playing in the “The Greatest DMB League in the (Known) Universe”. You have created more than just a league, but an extended family. Thank you for allowing all us grown men to live out our childhood dreams of owning/managing a major league baseball team.

Apostles: Glander, this league is incredible. There really are no words to describe how thankful I am for all the work you do to make it what it is. I wish I could express it justly so that you could feel the appreciation you deserve. I was hoping to think of something that would make you tear up with joy, but believe it or not, I stayed up too late studying so I'm a little bit too tired to be super clever. Hope these do the trick:


Hammerheads: Thanks for putting all the blood, sweat, and semen needed to put up with all of us. You do a great job of running the league, and I couldn't imagine this place without you.

Rocks: This might be named the Big Daddy Baseball League after Rick Reuschel, but we know who the real Big Daddy is. It's you, Mike Glander!

Thanks for creating such a great league. This league has so much more continuity and greater relationships than even the leagues I'm in where everyone knew each other ahead of time. It's kept me occupied when I can't sleep, when I'm bored at work (shhh, don't tell my boss), when I have nothing to do, and even when I have plenty to do. I'm wishing a BDBL championship on you -- the year after I get mine.

Badgers: Thanks, Mike, for all the hard work, sweat and tears you put into this league and your team. Every article you have produced, every rant about the DMB engine, you can tell it comes from the heart. Especially the tears.

Fire Ants: Mike - I tried my hardest to think of something witty or clever to say to help celebrate the BDBL 10 year Anniversary but I always keep coming back to the same thing....THANK YOU! Seriously, what you do for the league is simply amazing. You have put your heart and sole into the BDBL and it shows. A great group of owners, a great web site, a competitive and realistic set of rules and the most active forum of any hobby. You have truly put together the best baseball sim league ever. While 'thanks' doesn't seem like enough, please know that it comes with the utmost respect and appreciation. Thank you! Gene Patterson - Atlanta Fire Ants.

Flamingos: Thanks so much Mike for all that you've done. You've created a very special place where we can all share in our love for this great game. There have been so many memories over the years - I'm looking forward to the next 10 years worth! Keep up the great work and long live the BDBL!

Sea Cats: Thanks Mike, never thought I'd still be doing this 10 years later, and if anyone else was at the helm there's a good chance I wouldn't be."

Ryche: It probably doesn’t get said enough, but you’ve done an incredible job of running the league for the past ten years. Despite game software that seems to try it’s best to push us off the deep end, the league is always enjoyable. Kudos to you, sir. You’ve made this the best baseball league in existence. Here’s to ten (at least) more years!

Ridgebacks: Mike, thank you so much for all the time and energy you put into this league. The BDBL and its owners have become a part of my life and it's your tireless efforts that have made that possible.
Thanks always,
Tom "The Emperor" DiStefano

Black Sox: Thank you for all the time and effort you put into this league. The BDBL would not have lasted this long without your commitment as commissioner. From a personal standpoint, this league makes life a little more enjoyable and keeps me entertained year around - again, this is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Padawans: Big Daddy Baseball is one of the most enjoyable, fun experiences of my life. I am continually impressed by the quality of material Mike puts on the website, from his farm reports to his monthly articles to his bold predictions. His stuff always makes for interesting reading. The annual weekends are amazing. The online camaraderie is great. The draft, the auction, the trades, the league rivalries, the divisional rivalries. Simply put, Mike Glander has created the best baseball league for gamers. That's something people can agree on regardless of their political ideology.

Undertakers: This is the best hobby in the world! I couldn't think of a more enjoyable way of spending my free time then the BDBL. I love it. I can't imagine what my life would be like without the BDBL! Thank you, Mike!

Slyme: Mike -- thanks for running an exceptional league. From my 1 1/2 years in the Middle East to my constant moves across the US, you've always been awesome (except in the playoffs of course). I even appreciate the time you let me come back from an 11-run deficit to beat you. You are truly a caring, giving, kind gentlemen!!!

Funk: 1- The structure and the league rules are interesting and solid; I like most of the rules, 2- Thanks for letting me on board, 3- Thanks ??? for letting me in that division

Mustangs: Mike, thank you for your ideas, opinions, intelligence, and ability to listen (yes, Mike actually does listen sometimes!), but most of all, thank you for your dedication, energy, and love for the game and this league. This league couldn't be the best without a great leader.

Spinx: Happy Anniversary Mike! Thanks for all the work you do to make the BDBL the best league on the planet. And more importantly, thanks for that steak dinner.

Broncs: Mike, you haven't built the greatest DMB league. You've done more than that. It's the best DMB community out there. And it starts with you. Thank you for letting me have the opportunity to play a small role in that.

Jamboree: Can't thank you enough Glander for providing this amazing hobby for me and us. I hope the COwtippers never win the World Series so that you'll continue to have the drive to keep this going for another 10 years plus.

Confederates: Mike, you built it and they came. The BDBL is not just a league, but a testament to your perseverance. Well played sir.

Blazers: Thanks for running the best league on the planet. Here is to being a thorn in your side for the next decade. (unless I get kicked out)

Irish Rebels: Congratulations on the 10th anniversary of the BDBL !!!

It has provided all of us with many great hours of excitement and tremendous challenges.

It is more than just a hobby. I feel like you have created a great baseball community where we all can make new friendships and share a lot of our successes and failures on and off the field.

Keep up the good work and thank you for your friendship and your committment to all us.

Best wishes to you and your wife and kids.

May you have many more great years with the BDBL...

BD: Alright, no more of this touchy feely nonsense. Lets get back to the war room wheeling and dealing.