Draftkings Free $300,000 One-Day Fantasy Baseball Contest

DraftKings is offering Crashburn Alley readers access to a free fantasy baseball contest with $300,000 in prizes!

All you have to do is pick the 10 MLB players you think will score the most fantasy points during the MLB games on Wednesday, May 20th.

Draft 1 C, 1 1B, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 SS, 3 OF and 2 Pitchers while staying under the provided $50,000 Salary Cap.

Entry is free with your first deposit or only $3. The total prize pool is $300,000 and first place wins $100,000. Over 25,000 scores win money guaranteed!

Picking a lineup is simple. Here is a sample lineup for Wednesday night:

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Daily fantasy baseball is the easiest way to add excitement to the MLB season.

Here is How to Enter:

  1. Draft Your 10 Man MLB Roster Here
  2. Pay your $3 entry fee or get a free entry with your first deposit
  3. Follow your players as your team moves up the leaderboard live!

Mike Schmidt’s Casual Sexism

Phillies reliever Luis Garcia got into a pickle in the top of the eighth inning. He loaded the bases on a walk to Kevin Plawecki, a Dilson Herrera single to center field, and another walk to Ruben Tejada. Garcia was having trouble throwing strikes as usual, but his poor control may have also had something to do with slipping while delivering a pitch during the Plawecki at-bat. Garcia managed to get out of the inning when pinch-hitter Johnny Monell tapped a grounder back to Garcia, who threw to catcher Carlos Ruiz for one out. Ruiz then fired the ball to first base to complete the 1-2-3 double play and end the inning.

Upon return from a commerical break, the broadcast highlighted Garcia’s play to end the inning. Matt Stairs noted that Garcia’s throw home wasn’t great, which made the play closer than it should have been. Schmidt was going to say something but Stairs had to finish the segment first. Once that was done, Tom McCarthy prompted Schmidt to talk, which was a bad idea. Here’s what Schmidt said:

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Donate to Help Camden Yards Employees

With the protests in Baltimore, Maryland causing scheduling changes for the Orioles, employees at Camden Yards will be missing out on several days’ pay. Considering many of them find it difficult to scrape by as is, this week will likely prove quite stressful. In an effort to help alleviate some difficulties, I’ve set up a donation page on GoFundMe.

I plan to speak with appropriate parties with the Orioles on Wednesday morning during office hours to discuss exactly how this will be handled. I will be as transparent as possible about the process. Please let me know in the comments or on Twitter (@Baer_Bill) if you have any suggestions or criticism.

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Happy New Year from Crashburn Alley

On behalf of everyone here at Crashburn Alley, I would like to wish you all a happy new year and thank you for making this site a regular part of your daily web-surfing routine. It has been very rewarding to talk Phillies with you (or, for those of you who read and don’t comment, talk at you) throughout the years. I hope you all have fun celebrating the new year and enjoy a happy and healthy 2015. We’ll still be here when the hangovers go away, ready to tackle the next Phillies-related issue.

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Draftkings.com: $100,000 Fantasy Football Contest – Week 2 Only

Football season has started and DraftKings is running a $100,000 fantasy football contest for Week 2. You can enter for free with your first deposit. The entry fee is $2 for everyone else. The top 11,500 will be paid, with the first place winner getting $10,000.

The contest will start on Sunday, September 14th at 1:00 PM EST. It’s a salary style draft — you’ll get $50,000 with which you can select eight players and one defense. More specifically, the roster configuration is as follows: 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 flex, 1 defense.

First-time depositors at DraftKings will receive a 100% bonus up to $600. Click here to get started.

DraftKings.com: $100,000 Fantasy Football Contest – Week 1 Only

Football season is nearly upon us, and DraftKings is running a $100,000 fantasy football contest, but only for Week 1. You can enter for free with your first deposit. The entry fee is $2 for everyone else. The top 11,500 will be paid, with the first place winner getting $10,000.

The contest will start on Sunday, September 7th at 1:00 PM EST. It’s a salary style draft — you’ll get $50,000 with which you can select eight players and one defense. More specifically, the roster configuration is as follows: 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 flex, 1 defense.

First-time depositors at DraftKings will receive a 100% bonus up to $600. Click here to get started.

DraftKings Is Giving You A Free Entry with Your First Deposit and a Chance to Win $100,000

Check out DraftKings.com and make a deposit to gain a free entry for a chance to play in Tuesday’s $400,000 midsummer classic. Top places gain free entry into the contest. The winner of the midsummer classic will take home $100,000.

The entry fee is normally $2, but if you’re making a first-time deposit, your entry fee into this contest is free. First-time depositors also receive a 100% bonus up to $600.

This is a salary cap style league.  Use $50,000 to select up to 10 players. Click here to head to DraftKings and get started on your way to a $100,000 prize.

Crashburn Alley and ESPN Have Parted Ways

In 2009, Crashburn Alley was a one-man blog. Around the end of the regular season, former ESPN writer and current FOX Sports contributor Rob Neyer contacted me asking if I’d like to join a network of blogs he was starting called Sweet Spot. As Neyer was one of my favorite writers growing up, this was a wonderful compliment and I couldn’t have said yes any faster. Thanks to the exposure ESPN provided us, as well as Neyer’s (and, later, David Schoenfield’s) guiding hand, Crashburn Alley became what it is today and I couldn’t be happier.

Four and a half years later, Crashburn Alley and ESPN have decided to part ways. Without going into any details, it was simply time to move on. We hope this doesn’t impact your decision to make Crashburn Alley a regular part of your daily web-surfing routine. There will be no changes for you — the only difference is that the navigation bar at the top, which directed you to the other Sweet Spot blogs, is now gone.

I’d like to thank Rob Neyer and David Schoenfield as well as the many people at ESPN who had to put up with us over the years.

Crashburn Alley the blog is now a free agent. Business inquiries can be sent to CrashburnAlley [at] gmail [dot] com.

Crashburn Alley Is Looking for Writers

As the title says, I’m looking to bring on one or two writers to contribute to Crashburn Alley. If you’re knowledgeable about the Phillies with a passion for writing on at least a weekly basis, read further.

With Eric Longenhagen soon moving to Arizona, I’ll be looking for someone to fill the Minor League guru role. Those with a deep knowledge of the Phillies’ Minor League system will be given preference. If you fancy yourself a whiz on Minor League affairs, be sure to point that out when you email me.

Other criteria I’m looking for, non-prospect guru division:

  • Available to contribute at least one article per week, preferably two
  • Currently enrolled in college or completed college (focus is not particularly relevant; I just don’t want to hire writers still in high school — nothing personal, high schoolers.)
  • Experience with using WordPress and blogging in general (e.g. embedding data tables and images)
  • Knowledge of the basics of HTML and CSS (not a requirement, but preferred)
  • Familiarity with social media, particularly Twitter
  • Strong grasp of Sabermetric concepts (if you’ve read Tom Tango’s “The Book” and understood most of it, you should be fine)
  • Familiarity with statistical concepts such as “small sample size” and the ability to use spreadsheets to organize data

The position is non-paying. However, you will be contributing to an ESPN-partnered site, which looks great in a writer’s portfolio Most of the writers to have passed through Crashburn Alley have gone on to take on other, often bigger writing roles that do pay. You will also have the opportunity to participate in ESPN group projects if/when they pop up, and the availability to contribute to the Sweet Spot blog directly (which pays), depending on the level of mutual interest. Your work at Crashburn Alley will be read by thousands every day.

If you are interested, send an email to CrashburnAlley [at] gmail [dot] com with a relevant subject. Introduce yourself a bit, and highlight your strengths that you think make you a good fit here. Resumes are fine, but not required — organize the details as you see fit. Include relevant details such as your Twitter handle, your blog URL, and any work you may have done elsewhere that highlights your skills. Attach a writing sample of any length on any Phillies-related topic of your choosing. Assume it will get posted on the site to be read by all publicly.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!