(49) Okrent met regularly with friends to discuss baseball at La Rotisserie Francasie, an old French Restaurant in Philadelphia, and it was at this establishment where the first draft took place, subsequently acquiring its name, "The Rotisserie League
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.
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.Y.
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
In a traditional rotisserie league
, half of one's points come from pitchers, but at least 92.7 percent of the stress comes from the same place.
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
The top-ranked player in a 5x5 rotisserie league
by position, followed by my prediction as to who would fill that spot:
Now that I have spent the last six weeks analyzing the offensive positions that account for half the points in a rotisserie league
, it's time to turn to pitching and the other half.