Dude Purposely Ruins Mock Baseball Drafts For Our Delight

Last August, we had a laugh when a guy named Stefan picked NFL players like placekicker Aaron Pettrey first overall in mock football drafts, pissing off people who found it inconvenient to exit and join a new mock draft in five minutes. Stefan is back ruining mocks, but this time, he invaded fantasy baseball drafts.… » 2/10/14 6:46pm 2/10/14 6:46pm

How Clark Olson Beats Everyone Else In Fantasy Everything

The guy who just beat everyone else in America at all the fantasy sports, again, is a computer science professor who is not so much into trades but who is really, really into spreadsheets. Clark Olson, the 2012 winner of ESPN's omnibus Uber Challenge fantasy game, again, tallied the high score across an Olympiad of… » 2/16/13 4:15pm 2/16/13 4:15pm

The Patron Saint Of Nerdy Jewish Baseball Fans; Or, Why The Father Of…

Originally published in Bloomberg View. This column is adapted from Jonathan Mahler's essay in Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame, edited by Franklin Foer and Marc Tracy. » 11/05/12 5:30pm 11/05/12 5:30pm

This Fantasy Manager Knows Better Than Anyone Else That There Was A…

The way Liriano's season was headed, this wasn't the most foolhardy transaction ever made by a general manager, but it's never wise to dump a pitcher six hours before a start. Also, according to the tipster, this particular roto league has a No-Hitter category. Double dickpunch. (H/T Justin A.) » 5/04/11 1:45pm 5/04/11 1:45pm

The Deadspin Guide To Naming Your Fantasy Team

CBS released a list of the 200 most common fantasy baseball team names; they're generally about as uncreative and unfunny as you'd expect. Here are some ground rules to make sure you're not the laughingstock of your laughingstock fantasy league. » 4/28/10 4:25pm 4/28/10 4:25pm

A Jewish Fantasy Baseball Draft Kicked Off By A Constipated Young Lady

Do you remember these gals? If not, you should get to know them better. Sam and Susannah and the rest of Middlebrow media will be helping us out from time to time. Enjoy their Passover-friendly fantasy baseball draft. (Possibly NSFW) » 4/02/10 2:10pm 4/02/10 2:10pm

Jack Kerouac's Fantasy Baseball Dorkdom

Jack Kerouac led a busy life boozing, writing, bee-bopping, and banging Neal Cassady's wife, but he was also quite the nerdsworth when it came to fantasy baseball. Heavy emphasis on the "fantasy." » 5/17/09 4:16pm 5/17/09 4:16pm

Matthew Berry Doesn't Enjoy Being Razzballed (Update)

So a mini-spat has taken root in the world of Fantasy sports blogging. Baseball-centric site Razzball interviewed ESPN's Matthew Berry last week, but he wasn't too pleased with the results. » 3/11/09 3:45pm 3/11/09 3:45pm

Fantasy Baseball Just Got 75 Percent Nerdier

Because your child has always wanted to wear a sports coat and tie while playing video games, it's MLB Front Office Manager by 2K Sports! » 1/28/09 12:30pm 1/28/09 12:30pm

WHIP It Good, Folks: Fantasy Baseball Continues Unabated

Good news for everyone who likes the fantasy baseball; the Supreme Court has decided not to hear a case filed by MLB (and the Players Association) that would require independent vendors to pay for the use of their statistics. » 6/02/08 11:40am 6/02/08 11:40am

Fantasy Baseball, Grunge Style

East Windup Chronicle has dug up an extremely amusing article from The New York Times in 1992. The headline pretty much tells you all you need: "Personal Computers; fantasy baseball's dream teams." Totally! » 3/20/08 5:30pm 3/20/08 5:30pm

MLB Reminds You That It Owns The Rights To Richie Sexson's Batting…

Now that Bud Selig has this steroids problem completely under control, he's turning his lawyers loose on the real enemy: Unlicensed fantasy baseball leagues. We eagerly await the first major enforcement incident. We see police shouting instructions into a house through a bullhorn, followed by a paunchy bald guy… » 6/15/07 12:45pm 6/15/07 12:45pm

Yahoo Fantasy Takes A Moment To Gloat

Considering all the trouble ESPN has had with its fantasy game, we suppose it's inevitable (and probably pretty smart) for Yahoo (where we've been doing all our fantasy games for years) to rub it in a little bit. » 4/13/07 12:00pm 4/13/07 12:00pm

ESPN Has Some Hamster Problems As Well

We've been using Yahoo for all our fantasy games for the last, oh, 10 years, so we weren't quite abreast of what was happening with ESPN's Fantasy Games, but it appears they're having all kinds of problems. » 4/09/07 1:45pm 4/09/07 1:45pm

How Not To Run An Office

As you know, we bend over backwards around here to avoid politics at pretty much any cost. We go under the assumption that people come to Deadspin — and any sports site, really — to avoid the worries of the world, and the inevitable screaming matches that result from discussions of such. Sports are for fun; politics, … » 4/11/06 1:15pm 4/11/06 1:15pm