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Ajax wrote:Why play in a free fantasy baseball league?
Two reasons. One, it's free. Two, it's fun.
Why play in a money league?
Two reasons. One, it's fun. Two, I might win more money than I paid to get into the league.
Since both types of league are fun, those reasons cancel out, so we're left with "it's free" vs. the potential for profit. If I win a free league, I get a $0 payout, but didn't lose any money , just time and effort. If I don't win the free league, I get the exact same thing. If I win a money league, I'm rewarded for the time and effort that I put into it. Of course, if I don't win the money league, I'm worse off than I would have been if I'd played the free league instead.
If fantasy baseball wasn't fun, and all I cared about was a payoff for my time and effort, I'd just forget about it, and go get a part-time job during baseball season. That way, I'd get a sure pay-off for my time and effort.
oukurt wrote:Seems like a total waste of effort. Football I could understand. You can get away with letting your team go for a few weeks. But fantasy baseball is a part time job sometimes. I notice all the free leagues (even dynasty/keeper freebies) in the classifieds forum. I mean have everyone ante up at least 5 or 10 bucks to make it worthwhile.
Joe: Hey I won a fantasy baseball league.
Schmoe: Oh cool, what did you win?
Someone explain why so many dedicate so much time to free leagues. I know the obvious reason, but cmon.
The odds of the AL MVP coming from the American League are looking pretty good.
oukurt wrote:Boy I sure got some of you free league guys fired up. Seriously, why so defensive and combative?
And if this question is so stupid, why are you answering it?
I guess it didn't fall into your definition of a question that really makes you think like...."Hey bubba, do ya think my favorite 1st baseman will hit me a homer today?"
Must of struck a deep nerve with the penny pinchers that went on a rant. Take a valium and pass out already.
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