I just watched this documentary at the suggestion of this post by Jeff Sullivan at Lookout Landing. Given my recent (extremely) brief foray into the world of fantasy baseball, I found it very interesting. I don’t know that I necessarily feel better about myself as Sullivan indicates I should – I’m sure I enjoy or have enjoyed hobbies in the past that would make others roll their eyes at me – a trip taken from New York City to St Louis to play a tour date, the end result of which was me netting $12.50 for several days travel and a little over an hour’s worth of music played (not to mention the three people that showed up to see it) – so I’m taking a to-each-their-own approach with this one. I certainly couldn’t do it, and while I can see the fun in it (the subject of the doc does get to meet several of his fantasy players in real life), it seems like an awful lot of time and energy expended in the name of…well, I’m not sure what, exactly.
I just prefer the real game, with the real guys, in a real stadium. Real baseball -as real life- is often far more exciting and interesting than anything I could put down on paper.