a lot of them play fantasy ball. i have met a couple st. louis cardinals, and discussed fantasy ball at length. in fact, i had this dialogue with one of them:
"do you have me on your fantasy team?"
it was a strange moment, made only slightly stranger by the following:
"did you have me active on my start last week?"
"sorry about that. i totally f*cking sucked. i had this blister from BP."
"it's ok. you'll make up for it down the road, right?"
"i hope so."
hilarious, but it was too strange for me to laugh at the time. reflecting on the experience, now, yeah--i'm laughing.