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Edware and Bronxbomber914 have not accepted their spots yet.  Last call before I remove you from the league. Email me at jscape2000 (at) hotmail (dot) com if you've not gotten the invitation emails.

If one or both doesn't except the spots by the morning, I'll email the players who have expressed interest in the order they posted: Brandon C, justinxyankeesfan, moose35.

If other readers want to create their own leagues, it's only $90 through this link.  It's a good deal- a lot more flexibility than the free leagues, for about 10 bucks a player in a small league.


Does fantasy baseball detract from the fan experience?

I've been playing fantasy baseball for five seasons now, but I took last season off.  For me, fantasy baseball is a boon because it forces me to take off my pinstriped blinders.

I didn't follow the NL as closely because I didn't need to. It wasn't until the playoffs that I realized I couldn't name the starting lineup for any of the NL contenders.

The second way fantasy made me a better fan is that it made me more realistically evaluate the Yanks' roster.  It was easy to complain about Cano's lack of clutch hitting, and he was inexplicably dreadful with men on.  But you could only have acquired him in a trade with another stud, because for all Cano's shortcomings, he's easily among the top 2B in the league.

March is the time for the most popular fantasy sport in the country: NCAA Basketball.  I had Villanova to the Sweet 16 and Kansas in the Final Four.  Cornell has made a mess of my East, and I'm counting on Purdue finding a way to stop Duke.  Everyone I know has an NCAA bracket, but a lot of those same people say they have no interest at all in fantasy baseball.

I don't get it, so I have to ask those of you who don't play fantasy: why not?  Team loyalty, or lack of time, or lack of interest?


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