[USML Announce] Riptorns RIP

Andrew R. Klein anrklein at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 3 07:53:13 EST 2003

Why don't I just fill the Jansen role from 2002 and have *both* of you guys
give me all your good players?!

Anyway, Pool Notes will be forthcoming tomorrow with appropriate props for

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard E. Robbins" <RERobbins at iTinker.net>
To: "USML Announcements" <announce at usml.net>
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 7:22 PM
Subject: Re: [USML Announce] Riptorns RIP

> Pick me Jeff.
> BerlineRedHots or perhaps The Mighty RedLiners.
> Congrats on winning the week in The Pool. I hope Andy duly recognizes your
accomplishment with the same energy he used to dump on you just a week ago.
(How's that for shameless sucking up?)
> -- Rich
> -----Original Message-----
> From: JHWinick at aol.com
> Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 19:07:13
> To:announce at usml.net
> Subject: [USML Announce] Riptorns RIP
> Gentlemen,
> I am sorry to report that Mr. Jansen has definitively indicated that he
will not be returning to the league next year.  We should be making plans in
earnest to either replace the Riptorns or agree on a format for expanded
> Having lost the argument to allow Jim to conduct an expansion draft, I
tend to agree with Jim that if we expand rosters, we ought not to allow a
new team to reap the benefits Jim was not allowed to enjoy.  Let's return
all of that talent back into the pool.
> By the way, I will be entertaining offers from those who would like to
take over the role of prime Winick trading partner.  The requirements are
that you must be willing to exchange the same player between our two teams
from one year to the next and be prepared to accept wild swings between
first and last place from year to year.  One caveat:  despite the nice ring
of Kleinerliners and no doubt despite Mr. Klein's longstanding desire to be
Berliner trading partner numero uno, the Klein Nine will not be considered.
To do so would undo the third requirement, which is a willingness to endure
the slings and arrows of Andy Klein.
> Let the bidding begin!!!
> Jeff Winick
> BTW - you will all be relieved to learn that Brad has graciously agreed to
hand deliver the Damon to my office later this week.

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