In New York: Big League Fantasies

Optimistic as ever, the Nattering Nabobs are there; so are the Rubin Amaros and the Burn Bags. Half the Fine Tooners have flown in from London. The dangerous Moose Factory shows up, without Rickey Henderson for the first time in years. Forsaking children, spouses and all significant others, twelve contentious clans have gathered this daylight-savings Sunday in the sporting confines of O'Reilly's Pub in New York City for the most sacred event of their baseball calendar: not opening day or the seventh game of the World Series but draft day for the American Dreams.

Batter up! It's time for the season's...

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