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Posted by Randy Ball at 1/22/2006 1:51:00 PM
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Bill Livingston of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has the MLB v CDM fight all wrong. Out of one side of his mouth, Livingston mentions a $150 million a year business, then says, "Fantasy leagues are actually as obsolete as the dead ball, as bygone a pastime as riding the trolley to League Park." What? How could you have an obsolete industry generating that much revenue? Another example of not reading something before having it published.


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MLB and the other major sports' players associations should just be thankful that fantasy exists, and the DirectTV packages for baseball and football as well as satellite radio subscriptions are going through the roof. Fantasy has been better for them that it will ever be for us, and there's no amount of marketing they could have done of their own product that would have been as ingenious as inventing an entirely new game that derives from it and that makes people 10 times the fanatic about the underlying sport than they already were. But instead of letting an organic thing continue to multiply and make them billions of dollars, they're so shortsighted as to try and nickel and dime the industry and inflate costs which will no doubt be passed on to our users, their fans - the same people who support them more than anyone else by buying Direct TV, XM Radio, etc. It's not just a legal issue - it's a matter of taste. Understand how this industry has been better than anything you could have
Posted by cliss at 1/23/2006 1:04:00 AM
 
I think that was especially pertinent after the cancellation of the World Series. I guarantee you that among the first people to come back to the ballparks were the fantasy players.

Bizarre article by Livingston - he's all over the place.
Posted by Erickson at 1/23/2006 12:16:00 PM
 

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