My wife hates fantasy sports with a passion. She's become a lot more tolerable of it though. I explained to her that its a just a dedicated hobby(and one that seems to be growing substantially). I see it being no different than people who collect things or who cook for fun or do outdoor activities or whatever.
One of the things I've found that is key to handling a spouse who's not too keen on Fantasy is to always let them know well in advance of any fantasy-related activities. I always tell her when my drafts are as soon as I know. I find this makes them a little more understanding and tolerable rather than telling them minutes before the draft, "Screw eating dinner with your parents I got a draft to do!" They don't seem to like that one.
I see nothing wrong with the person who originally wrote this topic. I call my friends about things all the time. Its usually two minutes of, "How have you been?" Five minutes of, "So I'm calling because...yada yada yada." And an hour of, "So do you think Aaron Boone's value should go up a whole lot if he becomes eligible at 2B??"