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Monday, October 24, 2011

NYT: Pig Farmer’s True Prizewinner is His Fantasy Team

Only a fantasy article, but I wish I could be the Assistant Pig-Keeper…

The National Fantasy Baseball Championship, a contest paying a top prize of $100,000, draws an elite collection of contestants — computer geniuses, deep-pocketed stockbrokers and money managers, maybe the odd young man or woman looking to be the next Billy Beane or Theo Epstein.

But the contest over the years has produced only one two-time champion: Lindy Hinkelman, a 59-year-old pig farmer from Greencreek, Idaho.

“Raising pigs and this baseball thing really go together,” he said. “There are certain things in farming — keeping track of productivity, indexes for your sows, the genetic lines there. To do well, you’ve got to be pretty proficient in numbers. Math has always been my strong suit. I can see things with the numbers.”

thranduil Posted: October 24, 2011 at 08:47 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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