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Fantasy Horror Show: Week 1

Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks Will Middlebrooks sees your pain, hapless fantasy owner. And he's going to keep crushing you anyway. (USA TODAY)

Fantasy baseball can be a cruel mistress -- and nothing's crueler than suffering a loss after a series of unfortunate Sunday events. Just ask the owners who saw their ERA and WHIP balloon after duds from typically trustworthy aces like David Price, Cole Hamels and Matt Cain yesterday. Mid-week idiocy can be just as lethal, of course. Just ask the owners who kept Chris Davis on the bench during his Babe Ruthian tear...

Because misery loves company, we decided to solicit fantasy baseball horror stories from our readers. Some trends: Will Middlebrooks swung a lot of matchups with his three-homer outburst against the Blue Jays; stud starters and elite closers failed to live up to their lofty draft slots in equal measure; and Ryan Braun's back spasms were as ill-timed as the Biogenesis report.

And now, a sampling of sad:

Aces wild

Closed out

Babe "Don't Bench Me" Ruth

Where there's a Will, there's a way

Just because these don't fit into one of the prior categories doesn't make them any less sad

Don't mess up next week: Get all the advice you need from SI.com's fantasy experts with Eric Mack's Weekly Planner, Michael Beller's Waiver Wire and much more.

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