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Postby Dr.DooM » Mon Jun 30, 2003 1:09 pm

I was just curious if there's any info of a major league player dabbling in a fantasy baseball league. It would be funny to see how he drafts his colleagues or himself.
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Postby Jose Canseco » Mon Jun 30, 2003 1:21 pm

I do. I just love fantasy's. Its soooo addicticting. And I have lots of free (bad word, ... available) time on my hands.
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Postby hayseed » Mon Jun 30, 2003 1:23 pm

go back to jail jose :-D
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Postby Leiter Fan » Mon Jun 30, 2003 1:30 pm

Real ballplayers are prohibited from participating in fantasy baseball - its covered by the prohibition against gambling on their own sport.

However, fantasy football is IMMENSELY popular amongst baseball players. Generally, manager ask them to keep it out of the clubhouse though, because it looks bad.
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Postby Peja and Bibby » Mon Jun 30, 2003 1:58 pm

thats really interesting thanks AL. too bad you suck this year.
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Postby chaindog35 » Mon Jun 30, 2003 2:12 pm

yeah, that'd be bad if guys always drafted themselves.
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Postby Dr.DooM » Mon Jun 30, 2003 2:12 pm

That's pretty interesting. I wonder if someone actually does get caught playing fantasy baseball, would he receive the same ban for gambling? Say no money was involved and he was an AL player participating in a NL-only league.
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Postby guest » Mon Jun 30, 2003 4:25 pm

I do and I'm Tiger Woods.
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Postby Super GM » Mon Jun 30, 2003 4:26 pm

Hey, you drafted yourself, you're fined 5000 bucks! :-D
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Postby benjapage » Mon Jun 30, 2003 5:17 pm

i had no idea it was illegal, but i know a couple "real" baseball players who do have fantasy teams--not money stakes, of course--and one of them does (or, at least, *did*) have himself on his fantasy team.

in fact, when i met him, the first thing he asked me was, "do you have me on your fantasy team?" and i said, "yeah" and said, "sweet, me too!" and we laughed about his most recent (crappy) performance.

he said most players have fantasy teams. can't be illegal. those guys weren't very sneaky about that fact.

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