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

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.8 x 22.9mm | 317.52g
  • Penguin Books
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143038435
  • 9780143038436
  • 475,516

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A vivid journey into baseballs bizarro world . . . Mr. Walker not only finds the humor in this world of the obsessed, he also finds the drama. (Dan Barry, "The New York Times")
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About Sam Walker

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