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Fantasy Baseball Software Review: The Baseball Engine

Posted by on Jun 20, 2012 in Baseball News, Fantasy Sports | 0 comments

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Tyrone Schiff of the for putting this review together for his site. Yahoo!’s ranking statistic O-rank proved to be the straw that broke the camel’s back for me in July 2010. I had been playing on Yahoo! (my league decided to migrate to ESPN this year) in a 12 man, high competition MLB league since 2006 with my college buds from the University of Michigan (go blue!), and until then considered O-rank an insightful and useful statistic. What bothered me about O-rank was that it was a snapshot in time. To me, it lacked context. While looking at O-rank, I found myself wondering about the baseball player’s general trending. Were they doing better or worse than usual? Were they trending up or down? In a sport like baseball which has 162 games played over...

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Posted by on Mar 14, 2012 in Fantasy Baseball 101, Fantasy Baseball Games, Fantasy Sports | 6 comments

Ever thought you could Beat the Experts here at Fantasy Baseball Dugout? Well, now is your chance. And, if you are able to beat BatBoy BeeZee and Ballpark Bob in the fantasy baseball league, and win the league, you’ll win a Fantasy Baseball Dugout t-shirt with the Fantasy Baseball Dugout logo and “I Beat the Experts” on it. Here’s how you sign up: Click on the Yahoo banner ad at the top of the site. Join a league: If you want to play head to head, enter League ID# 118324 and the password fbdleague1 If you prefer to play in a rotisserie league, enter League ID 127413 and the password beattheexperts These are mixed fantasy baseball leagues with 16 teams per league broken into 2 divisions.  The division winners and 2 wild cards qualify for the playoffs. So, let’s...

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Strat-O-Matic Reviews for Sale

Posted by on Jan 1, 2012 in Baseball, Fantasy Sports | 0 comments

  Many people believe that the interest in fantasy baseball today is due to the popularity of sports table games in the 1960’s through 1980’s.  Strat-O-Matic was one such game. BallparkBob is selling his vintage Strat-O-Matic Review collection from 1971 through 1979.  It is for sale on ebay. Click here to see the Strat-O-Matic Review listing on...

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Dear Mr. Fantasy: Send Me to Washington

Posted by on Oct 19, 2011 in Fantasy Sports | 0 comments

Fantasy Sports Lobbies the Government Special note — This is the 1000th post in the history of Fantasy Baseball Dugout. What is the world coming to? Fantasy sports has entered the world of politics. The Fantasy Sports Trade Association has hired its first federal lobbyist and launched a PAC that will support the campaigns of political candidates that have a favorable view of fantasy sports. Travis McCoy, a former aide to House Speaker John Boehner, is the treasurer of the association’s newly formed PAC. McCoy is also an avid fantasy sports gamer. According to a story in USA Today, fantasy sports generated $1.9 billion in revenue in 2008. Last year, almost 20% of all American males age 12+ in the United States played at least one fantasy sport, said Peter Schoenke, president of RotoWire. Fantasy sports is big business...

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