THE OLDEST FANTASY BASEBALL LEAGUE STARTS ITS 32ND SEASON (COMMENT). David Quemere commented on my post about our “rotisserie league”, which I claim is the oldest fantasy baseball league in the country. (In the early years, fantasy leagues were called rotisserie leagues.) Of the 10 million or so current leagues, there may be some that are tied for first place, but there are none older. I loved hearing from another pioneering league. David Quemere’s league began in 1984 and has three of the original franchises. He remembers compiling stats by hand just as our league officials did. Nowadays, most players follow the drafting on a computer, but from the beginning we have had a large display board on which the draft picks are recorded, and we are maintaining the tradition. Mat Olkin, who ran the board for us for a couple years when he was in law school, has gone on to do sabermetric work for the Seattle Mariners and, as of 2010, the Toronto Blue Jays (see here). Pitchers and catchers are reporting, and we have drawn our draft postions.
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- HEARING THE BOOS. (1)
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- A DANISH JOKE ABOUT MIND AND BODY. (1)
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- Mary Jane Schaefer: Where has common sense gone?
- THE “TwinX”. (1)
- Mary Jane Schaefer: I think the TwinX sounds absolutely revolting.
- THE TwinX AND CALORIE BUDGETS. (1)
- Mary Jane Schaefer: O, reason not the need. . .
- A CYNICAL LOOK AT THE PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENT FROM COMPUTERS. (2)
- THE WISDOM OF SCOTT FITZGERALD. (1)
- Mary Jane Schaefer: After Fitzgerald has written something, the sentence seems inevitable, as if it could not not be.
- WEIRD WALKS OF TODAY. (1)
- Mary Jane Schaefer: I honestly don’t know how long the runway “walk” has been around. It seems...