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  • Hardcover
  • 354
  • Fantasyland A Sportswriter's Obsessive Bid to Win the World's Most Ruthless Fantasy Baseball League
  • Sam Walker
  • English
  • 14 January 2017
  • 9780670034284

10 thoughts on “Fantasyland A Sportswriter's Obsessive Bid to Win the World's Most Ruthless Fantasy Baseball League

  1. says:

    Believing the positive reviews I read of “Fantasyland” by Sam Walker I started this book – about a sports journalist with no fantasy base

  2. says:

    Since I myself am a former fantasy baseball GM with a pretty appalling track record this book held a lot of appeal for me I appreciated the tales of obsessed rotisserie nuts each ridiculous than the last which prefaced every chapter; I empathized with the frustrations and little humiliations; and I left it with a clearer sense of at least some of the fatal trading and drafting mistakes I made in the past All

  3. says:

    Uniue insight to America’s pastime“Touted” as a must read book by one of my long long time friends since he knew I loved baseball I found fantasyland to be a wonderfully diverse read from my typical non fiction reads If you’re

  4. says:

    I liked Fantasyland I am a big baseball fan and a somewhat serious fantasy baseball player though nothing on the l

  5. says:

    This is one of the funniest books I have ever read in any category I think it goes without saying that you need to be a fan of fantasy baseball to have than an passing interest in Sam Walker's Fantasyland If you are you will find many of the

  6. says:

    To enjoy this read it helps if one likes fantasy baseball but being a fan of baseball is enough Walker tracks the 2004 MLB season through his eyes as an obsessed rotisserie league owner Thanks to his credentials as a sports

  7. says:

    Way interesting than I expected considering I really don't enjoy baseball or watch it and certainly have no desire to play fantasy baseball It's very surprising to me how much I enjoyed this book since I expected it to be much statistically driven instead of a narrative I didn't get any insight to use in my sports stats class or r

  8. says:

    One of my favorite baseball books

  9. says:

    This book is funny interesting and an outstanding look at the stat side of baseball from the view of fantasy baseball I enj

  10. says:

    Rating 81 ThoughtsLight read that is focussed on a topic I appreciate the numbers side of fantasy sports written in an en

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Fantasyland A Sportswriter's Obsessive Bid to Win the World's Most Ruthless Fantasy Baseball League

Ne or is the human element important Together with his crack research team Sig a statistician and Nando a baseball savant Walker finds himself possessed by the game and determined to win at any expense spending weeks on the road interacting with his real Major League players and trying to manage them We follow his descent into sleeplessness panic triumph temporarily treachery and even consultations with an astrologer as he keeps his ever blearier eyes on his elusive goal The result is one of the most entertaining sports books in years and a matchless look into the heart and soul of our national pastime. Way interesting than I expected considering I really don t enjoy baseball or watch it and certainly have no desire to play fantasy baseball It

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Ens to overtake traditional baseball in the passions it generates In 2004 Sam Walker a sports columnist for The Wall Street Journal decided to explore this phenomenon by talking his way into Tout Wars a private league generally reserved for the nation's top experts Using his baseball contacts and access to locker rooms Walker spent a year trying to dredge up information that might give him a competitive edge over his eccentric cast of competitors But in his uest for victory he also endeavored to settle the great uestion that divides modern baseball thinkers Can excellence be predicted by statistics alo. I liked Fantasyland I am a big baseball fan and a somewhat serious fantasy baseball player though nothing on the level of what Sam Walker discus

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A Wall Street Journal writer spends a season in a fantasy baseball league to explore the inner workings and contagious passions of one of the country's most popular pursuits Every spring millions of Americans prepare to take part in one of the oddest most obsessive and engrossing rituals in the sports pantheon rotisserie baseball a fantasy game where armchair fans match wits by building their own teams Starting with a player draft before the Major League season contenders spend six months scouring the box scores to see if their handpicked players can outperform the opposition It's a pastime that threat. Since I myself am a former fantasy baseball GM with a pretty appalling track record this book held a lot of appeal for me I appreciated the tale