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Postby Oliver Perez » Thu Jun 23, 2005 3:18 pm

Honestly, think about it. You have to know that baseball players get together and form their own leagues. But there would have ot be certain rules, of course, because they'd be a little biased.

Think about it: Scott Podsednik has had a few 3+ stolen bases this year. He'd obviously play in a H2H league, and owned himself, and happened to fall behind by a stolen base or two for the week.. So he decides to steal 3 bases to give himself the lead and a little cushion.

Or, Randy Johnson's in a roto league where he's in second in ERA. He purposely blows up that night so he can take over first.

Hey, it can (and just might!) happen.
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Postby bd3521 » Thu Jun 23, 2005 3:20 pm

Some good discussion in the Sheets thread a few weeks ago
[url]http://www.footballguys.com/05vbdrevisited.htm[/url]
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Postby TheMeXiKaN » Thu Jun 23, 2005 3:23 pm

I dont think they need fantasy baseball. They live my fantasy every day!!! :*)
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Postby mamorris » Thu Jun 23, 2005 3:25 pm

I'm guessing you didn't draft yourself in any leagues then.
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Postby Deuce » Thu Jun 23, 2005 3:51 pm

Are you that Oliver Perez?
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Postby great gretzky » Thu Jun 23, 2005 4:41 pm

i heard schilling say he was into it. I think he plays nl only though.
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Postby benjapage » Thu Jun 23, 2005 5:08 pm

i have been privileged to speak on several occasions with a certain cardinals pitcher. when first i met him, he asked if i owned him on any of my fantasy leagues. when i replied that i'm only involved in one league, and that yes, i owned him in that league, he beamed, "me, too!" probably best not to blow up his spot, because i'm not sure of the legalities or whatever, but interesting nonetheless, yes?

it was an extremely surreal moment.

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yeah, yes...
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Postby solracp25 » Thu Jun 23, 2005 5:49 pm

For some reason I thought it would be illegal to play fantasy baseball for money if you were a player, but I guess not. I would guess 25% or less, but i have absolutly no idea.
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Postby asterisk » Thu Jun 23, 2005 6:01 pm

Unless the payout of the league is more then their multi-million $ contracts, I doubt they change anything from their game.
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Postby RAmst23 » Thu Jun 23, 2005 6:07 pm

I bet they couldn't play for money, but they could probably play in free leagues. I doubt there is a ruling on it, and officials I'm sure don't care unless a moment comes up where a player did something so his fantasy team succeeded... Which would be awesome.
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