Wednesday, April 05, 2006

A slow start

I had high hopes for my fantasy baseball team, which includes Johan Santana, Carlos Zambrano, Bobby Abreu and a few other studs. I felt confident that my healthy mix of young talent and established veterans would put up strong numbers. As a life-long Cubs fan, I've learned to avoid the temptation to "talk smack" about a team before it has proven itself. Still, I went into this first week with a silent smugness that I would show my opponent who was boss.

Alas, I'm losing by 74 points. Zambrano and Santana earned a measly two total points in their first outings. Abreu, a paltry five. I'm feeling slightly

1. Dispirited and depressed; dejected.

Dictionary definition of crestfallen
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