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 nation?s 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  - Liz - Goodreads

Way more 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 ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Michael Boucher - Goodreads

Fantastic book! A newbie's descent into the sordid world of fantasy baseball. Read full review

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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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