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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User Review  - ralphmalph - LibraryThing

Very interesting book with great insight into the real competive side of Fantasy Baseball. As someone who loves baseball and loves fantasy baseball I was engaged from page 1 of the book. The only negative to the book was when I got done reading I couldn't join the league and try my skills! Read full review

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User Review  - rayski - LibraryThing

A sportswriter for the Wall Street Journal takes a year off to play Rotisserie Baseball against a league of fantasy experts. From scouting players in December to trying to convince managers and GMs to ... 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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