While at the Oakland game Wednesday, watching A.J. Griffin twirl a masterpiece against a hard-hitting Reds team, I couldn’t help but hear the two guys in front of me talking incessantly about their fantasy teams. They rattled off statistics to each other, compared deals they had made and sat there staring at their smartphone screens rather than watch the game. There was barely a pause in their conversation which lasted a good five innings before I mentioned to them that Griffin had just retired the last nine batters he faced and looked like he was pitching on another level, hoping to get them to shut up and just watch the game. When they didn’t take the hint, I was forced to give them each my card with free Fantasy Alarm update promo codes written on the back as bribes and finally they quieted down and just watched the rest of the game. But it got me to thinking about people’s obsessions with fantasy.