rotisserie league

rotisserie league

n.
A league in a fantasy sport, such as fantasy baseball.

[After La Rotisserie Francaise, a restaurant in Manhattan where Daniel Okrent (born 1948), American editor and sportswriter, and others began planning a fantasy baseball league in 1979.]
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The Fantasy Sports Trade Association claims fantasy sports have been around since shortly after World War II, but the landmark development was the Rotisserie League Baseball in 1980.
Hitting is only half the game in a rotisserie league, after all, so a good starting pitcher could be just as valuable as a good hitter, and potentially more so since the position is more volatile.
Locking down Johan Santana, Tim Lincecum, Cole Hamels and Brandon Webb early, then selecting four or five closers throughout the draft, should almost guarantee dominance in each pitching category in a standard, 5-by-5 rotisserie league.
In a press release, the institute credited him with being a founding father of Rotisserie League Baseball, and it said he and his colleagues were recognized in 2005 by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.
Fantasy baseball, which began as the so-called Rotisserie League about 25 years ago, is an advanced version of a game my friends and I played as 10-year-olds.
Walker hits the right tone, not condescending, not hyperserious over the implications of the rotisserie league to the integrity of the game, rather a compelling and highly readable account of keyboard jocks who rise and fall with their teams, who define themselves as legends of the picks or embody the terrible crush of defeat.
Surely, working on one's rotisserie league baseball draft or surfing the Net takes up far more of the average employee's time.
The Sporting News' Top 100 list, or any such list, is bogus because it's no more than a glorified Rotisserie League team.
The top-ranked player in a 5x5 rotisserie league by position, followed by my prediction as to who would fill that spot:
The last time I competed -- participated, to be accurate -- in a rotisserie league was 20 years ago.
The innovation sent employees a clear message that Friday was the one day of the week when it was acceptable--nay, advisable--to goof off, take long lunches, and get caught up on Rotisserie League baseball.
In the Box Office Challenge registered readers are allocated budgets to set up their own movie studio and acquire real films from the summer release schedule -- rather like a baseball rotisserie league.