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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Fantasyland

Book #18 on my reading list was Wall Street Journal sport columnist Sam Walker's Fantasyland: A Season on Baseball's Lunatic Fringe.

Fantasyland follows Walker as he creates and manages his first fantasy baseball team. Never one to shy away from a challenge and thinking he can leverage his connections and access to big league clubhouses, Walker enters his team in Tout Wars, a premier fantasy baseball league composed of many of the nation's most respected fantasy experts.

The book is well written, funny, and an absolute joy to read. I'd rate it up there with Moneyball and Ball Four as one of my favorite baseball books of all time. For more info on the book I'd recommend checking out the official website or reading this excerpt.
”The most entertaining book ever written about pretend sports.” — Chuck Klosterman

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