It started with trade talks involving Carlos Gonzalez, Jered Weaver, Kyle McClellan, Carlos Beltran and A.J. Burnett in late June. Over 200 emails were exchanged in slightly over a month, including close to 50 in a 24-hour period ending at 7:00 pm on August 1st. And finally, Nando DiFino and Fred Zinkie were able to complete a fantasy baseball trade!
This deal came closer to the deadline than the U.S. Budget Crisis, with the final trade being agreed upon by a slightly sweaty DiFino following his Monday gym workout while an exhausted Zinkie forwarded the details to the league commissioner on an overused and slightly greasy Iphone before finishing making Monday’s dinner.