Kids (and parents) can learn about the geeky side of baseball through fantasy leagues (photo: Kevin Makice)
In the summer of 1985, I met a media professor from Indiana State while at at a two-week camp in Terre Haute on film, radio and television. He told me about a game his colleagues had been playing for a few years. They drafted real football players and leveraged scores in NFL games during the season to field a winning team. It was my first exposure to fantasy sports, and the conversation spawned 27 years and almost 80 seasons worth of fantasy league play.
I want to add at least one more season to my totals. Beginning this May, I want GeekDad Sports to offer the first fantasy baseball league for parents and their kids. Recruiting is currently underway to field a league with a target of 16 franchises, battling one another each week until a champion is crowned in early September. This is meant to be a kind of "starter kit" experience, absent of the nuance, complexity, or daily time commitment that some fantasy leagues have. Most importantly: The GDS fantasy baseball league is meant to be something you can do with your kids.
If you are interested in joining (or have questions), please look for more information on the project site.