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

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Penguin Books, Feb 27, 2007 - Games - 354 pages
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Every spring, millions of Americans prepare to take part in one of the oddest, most obsessive, and most engrossing rituals in the sports pantheon: Rotisserie baseball, a fantasy game where armchair fans match wits by building their own teams. 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 league reserved for the nationís top experts. The result is one of the most sheerly entertaining sports books in years and a matchless look into the heart and soul of our national pastime.

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

User Review  - Alex Lennon - Goodreads

Spectacularly entertaining. Brilliant writing. If you've ever played fantasy baseball, or know anyone who does, you will recognize yourself, or them, and laugh. Must read for sheer entertainment. Read full review

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

User Review  - Paige - Goodreads

Entertaining look into the obsession that can be fantasy baseball. There are some wildly amusing anecdotes and a few cringe-inducing moments. On the whole I do prefer my baseball books to be more about baseball than the stats, but it's a pretty good read. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Sam Walker is a senior special writer for The Wall Street Journal and appears frequently on ESPNews.

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