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Introducing FanDuel

Like fantasy baseball, but not interested in a season-long slog? We have an alternative...

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Long-time readers may remember Pick 6, a fantasy game which SB Nation used to run a few seasons back. It was a daily fantasy baseball game, where you had to - surprise, surprise! - pick six players, staying under a total budget, and points were scored based on the performance of your choices. SB Nation has now entered into a partnership with, which is offering a similar speedy adrenalin rush. [Note. Even though this is a sponsored post with affilaite links, all opinions in this post are my own. As an FYI, FanDuel gave me some cash to play its daily fantasy games.] The video below explains a bit more about the premise:

If you take a look at their site, you'll see a wide range of contests running daily, with entry fees ranging from a buck up to... Well, if you're feeling adventurous, you could wager five grand or so in a head-to-head contest with another member. But, presuming you're not quite as flush with cash, of particular interest should be the one-day league for tonight's MLB games. It's $2 to join and there is $18,000 in prize money, with $2,000 for the winner, and prizes all the way down to 1,000th and beyond. Jump in now. Here's the FanDuel link.

Now, a bit of bad news. Here are specific rules. They include this: "In order to deposit money to play paid entry games you must be able to represent and warrant that you are not a resident of any of the following states: Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana or Washington." Given the first-named probably covers the majority of readers here, that's a bit of a bummer. But there are still free games on the site, in which you can take part, without falling foul of archaic regulations. And I know not everyone reading the site lives in Arizona, so go to it!

Just don't pick Bronson Arroyo. :(