Fantasy Baseball: More Than a Hobby

Fantasy Baseball: More Than a Hobby

May
6th, 2011
Section >> Fantasyland

Stephen Palgon and Jed Latkin, creators of the documentary ‘Fantasyland’ on how Fantasy Baseball has grown and changed over the years. Source: Fox Business News

Your Twins…Or The Twins?

Your Twins…Or The Twins?

April
12th, 2010
Section >> Fantasyland

In his 2006 book, Fantasyland, author Sam Walker (then a sportswriter for The Wall Street Journal) chronicled his first foray into fantasy baseball, when he competed in the expert Tout Wars league and used his media access to get insight from G.M.’s, coaches and players. But in the documentary film based on the book (available for free at snagfilms.com), even Walker is flabbergasted at […]

‘Fantasyland’ Reinforces Archaic Stereotypes, Still Greatly Entertains

‘Fantasyland’ Reinforces Archaic Stereotypes, Still Greatly Entertains

March
29th, 2010
Section >> Fantasyland

Have you ever heard about how you are a loser or need to “get a life” because you play in a fantasy baseball league? Do you hear people stigmatizing you because it’s “not real” while telling you to get a real hobby? If so, we can blame people like Jed Latkin. In “Fantasyland,” a documentary about fantasy baseball fanatics — […]

Stephen Palgon on “Fantasyland”: “I was instantly intrigued…”

Stephen Palgon on “Fantasyland”: “I was instantly intrigued…”

March
19th, 2010
Section >> Fantasyland

Director Stephen Palgon’s “Fantasyland” is the story of a season on baseball’s lunatic fringe, a window on a world where marriages and jobs often run a distant second to fantasy baseball, and where competitors will make trades during childbirth, sex, and funerals. “Fantasyland” Director: Stephen Palgon Writer: Stephen Palgon Executive Producers: Jeanne Allgood, Doug Bernheim, Christopher C. Chen, Douglas Hansen, […]