Thursday, December 27, 2007

Got this note from the Baseball HQ newsletter that I hope everyone stopping by here is already subscribed to. If not, here's the info:

Looking for one person with the fantasy savvy, obsessionand determination to
compete in TOUT WARS as part of a featurefilm fantasy baseball documentary,
inspired by Sam Walker's bookFantasyland.

In 2006, Sam Walker, of the Wall St Journal took on fantasybaseball's best of the best, competing for one season in theultimate league, Tout Wars. Sam's journey was documented in hisNew York Times best-seller, Fantasyland.

The 2008 Tout Wars season is going to be filmed as part of afeature film documentary, produced by Wonderland Sound andVision, and Sound Pictures. They are looking for one person totake over where Sam Walker left off. You will compete against theTout Wars American League experts and have your entire seasoncaptured on film.

They are looking for someone who is a veteran of fantasybaseball, is obsessed with the game and has followed Tout Wars.They are looking for someone who is interested in not justplaying by the numbers but wants to go out and talk to scouts,players and general managers to help in their decision making.

They are looking for someone between the ages of 30-50 who willbe willing to provide complete access into their life during thefantasy baseball season. There will be some travel involved,including attending spring training. You must be available forthe Tout Wars draft in New York City the weekend of March 21-23. If you are interested and available for this experience, pleaserespond to the following questions.

Please cut and paste thequestions into an email, respond and send to by January 4, 2008.

Your name
Where are you located?
How many years have you been playing fantasy baseball?
What attracted you to fantasy baseball?
How does fantasy baseball dominate your life?
Give us a sense ofthe amount of hours you spend playing, along with stories thatillustrate your obsession in action.
What was your greatest fantasy baseball trade?
What was a decision that you will haunt you forever?
What do you know about Tout Wars and what would it mean to you to be
able to compete in this league?
How does fantasy baseball affect your home life? Your work life?
Which person in Tout Wars would you be most excited to competeagainst and beat? How do you think you would do if given a chance to compete inTout?
Have you read the book Fantasyland by Sam Walker?
What did you think of the way Sam Walker played fantasy baseball(contacting players, scouts,etc)?
Please tell us about your life outside of fantasy baseball: job,relationship, etc.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Will the Orioles be able to get anything at the trade deadline for any of their players? Here's hoping they can at least get a few decent quad-A types for Conine and Millar (if anyone wants those two).

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The Stats that Matter Most - check out the win differential on the Jays. I think they are a playoff team next season.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Friday, August 12, 2005

Palmeiro is back but he isn't playing yet.

Also, it looks like Eric DuBose will be starting this weekend leaving John Maine in the minors:

Saturday starter: The Orioles have yet to announce a starting pitcher for Saturday's game against Toronto, but Perlozzo said it will be either Eric DuBose or Triple-A Ottawa's John Maine. Perlozzo indicated that unless DuBose is needed for a relief outing on Thursday or Friday, he would be the starter. DuBose, who was 8-10 with a 3.25 ERA for Double-A Bowie, was in the rotation last season before missing the final three months because of elbow surgery.

Thursday, July 21, 2005