Based on the bestselling book by Sam Walker, FANTASYLAND traces a single season in the expert fantasy baseball league of Tout Wars. But this wasn't any ordinary season. This season, New York financial analyst Jed Latkin would compete against the greatest minds in fantasy baseball—including Tout Wars founder Ron Shandler—and he is willing to do anything to win. In order to beat the experts, Latkin attempts to play fantasy for real and hits the road to meet, motivate and plead with actual Major League Baseball players to perform well for his squad, the Jedi Knights. He presents players including Gary Sheffield, Justin Verlander, Carl Crawford and J.J. Putz with team jerseys in hopes of inspiring them to lead the Jedi Knights to the top of the Tout Wars standings. FANTASYLAND is not only an illuminating glimpse into the world behind this billion dollar industry, but also a fascinating portrait of one of the most obsessed fantasy sports players you will ever meet.
Topics: Baseball, Team, Athletic, Champion, Fantasy Baseball, Strategy, Challenge, Goals, Draft, Fans, Gary Sheffield, Carl Crawford, Justin Verlander, J.J. Putz, Competition