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Postby nazarko329 » Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:00 pm

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Postby Grouperman941 » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:15 pm

You might want to narrow your focus to the technology aspect -- paper/pencil/newspaper -- fax -- internet.

My old league would get the 'official' scoring for the week by fax on Sunday and we'd have lineups due Monday. We were usually still arguing over box scores come Friday.

Now I get angry if Live Scoring freezes up for two minutes. :-D
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Postby converge241 » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:34 pm

ah faxes and newspaper box scores

im lucky to have joined one league that has been running since 81..wasnt there from the beginning "grizzled veterans" there to say the least
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Re: History of Fantasy Baseball

Postby ayebatter » Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:22 pm

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BravesGuy wrote:I'm doing some research for a speech I have to give later this week and was seeing you any of you knew of some websites or other places that would have information on the history of fantasy baseball. Its a standard informative speech, but I need some credible sources to get info from.

Thanks, I think this is the correct forum for this question.


There's a pretty good quick overview in Sam Walker's Fantasyland. Sam Walker works for the Wall Street Journal, so I bet it's pretty credible. Go to your local library and check it out.

That is exactly what I was going to recommend. Even if you had no report to do, this book is a really great read for anyone who is serious about fantasy sports, and probably for lots of people who don't think they're serious about fantasy sports. Walker is a really entertaining writer, and if you play fantasy, the material is that much more compelling.


It is an entertaining read ;-D
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Postby GreatestShowOnEarth » Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:51 pm

I'd also reccomend that book. I bought the book when it first came out and it really got me into fantasy baseball. If anyone wants the book send me a pm.
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Postby BravesGuy » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:08 pm

sorry to bug you again. Could some of you more experienced guys post a little bit about some of the old school ways of playing fantasy baseball, ex. via fax, saving on microsoft word, looking at box scores from newspapers, those are some examples I remember other talking about. Doesnt look like Ill get any replies now, but I know some of you do some pretty serious drafting also, like meeting up at someones house with a big draft board and things like that, I guess I could make some things up, but I would rather use real examples.

Trying to get some examples to show how involved used to be.

sorry, wasn't trying to be rude, thought it would be funny.
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Postby StlSluggers » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:50 am

BravesGuy wrote:and any other prehistoric ways.

lol... I don't know that the above terminology is really the best way to go about asking them for a favor.
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Postby BravesGuy » Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:05 am

StlSluggers wrote:
BravesGuy wrote:and any other prehistoric ways.

lol... I don't know that the above terminology is really the best way to go about asking them for a favor.


I edited that part, guess I should not have used that word, I was just playing around.

BTW, I went to the university library and they did not have that book, but they are ordering it to add to the collection.... I did not know libraries could do that.
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Postby StlSluggers » Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:30 am

FWIW, I knew you were joking. I just thought it was funny.

"Hey, old farts! Give me what I need!" :-b

Alpharetta, huh? I stayed there once before. Don't remember why, though...

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Postby BravesGuy » Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:36 am

StlSluggers wrote:Alpharetta, huh? I stayed there once before. Don't remember why, though...


Its about 20 minutes north of Atlanta, used to be a small city but its grow into quite a big one now.... way to much traffic. GA400 is a nitemare. ;-D
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