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Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball opens this week

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Fantasy baseball, despite its shameful portrayal in Knocked Up, is one of the few activities that is both socially-acceptable and contains the word "fantasy." Red Reporter and its countless worldwide readers have been involved in fantasy baseball in a variety of different ways through the years. Some of these ways have even involved that popular game that involves the use real statistics to simulate outcomes for fan-administered teams.

As the hot stove cools down and is scavenged for spare parts, fantasy leagues begin drafting and embarking on the long, 8-12 month wait for dues to be paid. Here's what you can expect from Yahoo!:

  • Yahoo! Sports is the leading fantasy provider and home to the #1 Fantasy Baseball game available – all for free! It brings fans closer to the game and players they love with free live scoring, mock drafts, mobile apps, over 80 scoring categories, live and offline draft apps, and tools to manage your keeper league.
  • Yahoo! Sports now offers the fantasy fanatic an even more competitive way to play, Pro Leagues are here! Join a Pro League for $20 or $100 and compete to win cash prizes. For those who dare to put some skin in the game.
  • Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Baseball '12 is easy and fun to play for the rookie or veteran fantasy user.
  • Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Baseball provides fans with top-notch information, resources, and expert advice.
  • Yahoo! Sports provides pre-draft advice clips to help you draft the best team possible. Fantasy advice is also available throughout the season with bi-weekly video clips and weekly radio coverage on the Fantasy Freaks (every Friday 8pm-10pm ET).
  • Fantasy baseball is the original social network, it is the way friends stayed connected over America’s pastime no matter where they were, Yahoo! Sports continues the tradition by letting fans talk smack talk, check'in, and chat on newly launched message boards.
  • Game open 2/9/12 – get ready to play ball!

Though I'm not sure what rules we'll use (or how many teams we'll end up with), there will be a Red Reporter fantasy league this year. Details to come.

Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball supports SBNation for its commitment to furthering America’s hardball obsession. As the #1 Fantasy Baseball game, players can count on Yahoo! to provide all the research, stats, live scoring, video highlights, and mobile apps to make this season the best yet. Game opens 2/9/12 – Sign up!!!