If you are reading a fantasy baseball blog during the offseason, then I’m going to assume that you really love the game. There are millions of fantasy baseball players, but then there are the special elite that follow the game 365. And we’re the ones who win, because we keep our eye on the ball! (1. Did you catch what I did there? and 2. am I right, fellas?!?)
I’ll share a few reasons why I love the game of fantasy baseball, but more than that, I’d love to hear in the comments and few reasons why you love the game. First, here are my reasons:
- I like that it adds depth to the actual game of baseball. You can go as deep as you want to and there is always more. It makes watching actual baseball more interesting and allows you to care about a diversity of players, rather than a single team. And when you watch a game live to get the excitement of baseball, but magnified because you know more about the players than the average fan.
- I like working toward a goal. Although this season I ran out of steam in September, I love that it’s a long grind of a season. Roto-style fantasy baseball – being that it’s a long play – gives a great sense of accomplishment at season’s end.
- Fantasy baseball feeds my stat geek need. I love pouring over the numbers, trying to take my emotion out of the process, to see if my mathematical projections hold true. I love using new stats to look at an old game in a new light. Fantasy baseball allows you to pour over statistics like a 10-year-old boy reading the back of his baseball cards.
- It’s a skills game. I’ve played several types of fantasy sports and a thousand different games in general. There really is a lot of skill and depth involved in fantasy baseball. I like that.
- I like the friendships that form through fantasy baseball. I’ve played this game with great friends and I’ve met some great friends through this game. That is reason enough to get fired up about fantasy baseball.
So how about you? What are the reasons that you play fantasy baseball? Please share in the comments!