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Fantasy Sports Bounces Back
Posted: 5/3/2021 3:05:21 PM

At this point in my life there is not much I can brag about that will impress my college-aged children, but one story that recently captured their attention concerned Fantasy Baseball. I was among the earliest adapters to a game we called Rotisserie Baseball. This was a pre-cursor to today’s fantasy sports. It was invented by a Manhattan journalist named Daniel Okrent and named for La Rotisserie Fran├žaise, the restaurant where the first players held their draft and laid out the ground rules.