Friday, June 20, 2008

i don't do fantasy


I don't do fantasy leagues. They're unethical, on two counts. first, it makes one root for players not on one's home team, and against those that are on one's hometeam (if your opponent has those players), and so presents a conflict of interest. secondly, and more philosophically, by simply considering only isolated statistical aggregates, one destroys the complexity and integration of the dynamic functioning elements which are constitutive of the organic unity that is a real team, and that is a real game- and it is these that are the foundation of the aesthetic of the sport in the first place. Fantasy leagues reduce baseball to horse racing

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