Fantasyland A Sportswriter's Obsessive Bid to Win the World's Most Ruthless Fantasy Baseball League review ß 3

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Sportswriter's Obsessive PDFEPUB #235 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 Fantasyland A MOBI #233 most A Sportswriter's Obsessive Bid to Epubobsessive 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 A Sportswriter's Obsessive Epub #221 if. 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 a fantasy baseball participant it definitely is a must read If you’re intrigued by fantasy sports and its participants this book is for you

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

Fantasyland A Sportswriter's Obsessive Bid to Win the World's Most Ruthless Fantasy Baseball LeagueTheir handpicked players can outperform the opposition It's a pastime that threatens to overtake traditional baseball in the passions it generates In Sam Walker a sports columnist for The Wall Street Journal decided to explore this phenomenon by talking his way into A Sportswriter's Obsessive Bid to EpubTout 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 baseb. 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 experiences Sam went through ring trueHis grilling of major league baseball players and executives in the name of gleaning an inside information edge on his competition had me laughing so hard that I had the put the book down at times The amount of time he spent with his uant sidekick trying to build a predictive system for player performance is something many many of us have done and failed miserably atWalker's love for all things baseball and fantasy comes through in spades This is just a fun fun book and pretty well written for non fiction sports I had a great time reading it I put it right up there with Moneyball as an all time favorite baseball book

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Fantasyland A Sportswriter's Obsessive Bid to Win the World's Most Ruthless Fantasy Baseball League review ß 3 ó [Read] ➯ Fantasyland A Sportswriter's Obsessive Bid to Win the World's Most Ruthless Fantasy Baseball League Author Sam Walker – Johns-cycling-diaAll thinkers Can excellence be predicted by statistics alone 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 pasti. 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 really any math at all but I still really liked the book It held the story of sports and all their magic