As the last couple of years, we'll be running a fantasy league for readers. There are 20 slots open, with first shot going to returning managers - they should have received invites, assuming the email on file in their Yahoo! accounts is still good. Any spots remaining next Sunday (22nd Feb) will be allocated to those who want them, on my sole opinion based on how much you have contributed to the 'Pit over the past year, taking into accounts comments, fan-shots, fan-posts and so on. If you're interested, post your name below, and make sure the email address in your profile is good, because that's where I'll be sending the invite.
The format will will be the same as last year: head-to-head, standard rotisserie categories (five pitching and five hitting), with weekly setting of lineups - daily is just too much for me to cope with! Top six teams go into the playoff rounds, which take place over the last month of the regular season. There may or may not be any prizes. It depends what I have lying around; nobody bothered claiming any of the ones from last season, so they may still be up for grabs. If I can find them.
Important note: all managers must post a comment here to claim their teams within 48 hours of signing up. Failure to do so may result in your team being deleted as a potential ringer. You can also feel free to discuss tactics, smack-talk the opposition, etc. The live draft will take place either on Saturday 21 March or Sunday 22. I'm open to suggestions with regard to which day people prefer, and what time would be best. Let the games begin!