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Fantasy baseball offers daily insight to fans

Most people are familiar with fantasy football during the National Football League’s season every fall, but most people do not know that fantasy football was not the first fantasy sports game— it was baseball.

I have been a baseball fan for my entire life, but this season is the first season that I have participated in fantasy baseball.

A group of myself and three of my colleagues created a league on ESPN’s online fantasy page and at first I was skeptical. I did not know how much time it would consume or how involved I had to be in the game.

Now, it’s a month into the season and I cannot believe I have never done it before.

Through the players that I have acquired on my team, I am able to follow Major League Baseball more in depth than I ever have. Every night, sometimes during the afternoon, I have something to look forward to.

I have done fantasy football before but I enjoy the daily aspect of fantasy baseball much better. I love the daily competition that fantasy baseball has to offer compared to the weekly basis that fantasy football offers.

One of the best things in fantasy baseball is when games go into extra innings and doubleheaders. It gives batters the chance to gain more points than expected and makes it exciting to follow, especially if it puts your team over another team.

I have only two issues wit fantasy baseball.

Since baseball is pretty much an everyday sport, injuries can mess up a great team really quickly.

Say you have Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista, a player who has spent some time on the disabled list this season, and he is frequently on the DL for some reason that can cause problems on your team if you do not keep up with your team.

The other is the inability to drop star players. In my league, I missed the draft so I was automatically given players by the computer. I got stuck with Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton.

Stanton started the year off terribly. When I traded him to another team he had a batting average that fell under .200. The next day he hit two home runs. I have to trust my baseball knowledge that I made a good trade.

However, my trade has yet to pay off. I received San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain, who has yet to record a win in the first month of the regular season.

Despite these issues, I highly recommend fantasy baseball if you have not tried it— especially if you love baseball, building teams or just competing with people.

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