Category: Fanamana Baseball App

Fanamana is a whole new way to play fantasy baseball since it’s the only game where you pick batters as actual MLB games are in progress. Rather than shooting for points, the name of the game is scoring runs. If you pick Jose Reyes to lead off and he triples, you have a runner at third with three outs to get him home just like in real baseball. Fail to push him across, and you’ll have to start fresh in the next inning. Here are a few pointers to keep in mind when you are filling out your lineup card.

1. Game plan like a manager would. Know which hitters are hot and cold, and know which pitching matchups you want to attack.

2. Play Moneyball. Go with high on-base players and stay away from the Ryan Howard- and Adam Dunn-types unless you’re desperate for a long ball in the late innings. Big poppers are also worth a gamble with runners on and less than two out.

3. Make in-game adjustments. Just as any manager would, you have to have a feel for the game. If a batter you really liked seems to be struggling at the plate, you may want to keep him on the bench. On the flip side, if you see a player going off, make sure you have him in your lineup next time he’s at the dish.

4. Follow the situations. If you see a team’s offense mounting a rally, that’s usually a good time to pounce. On the other hand, if a pitcher throwing up goose eggs, you’ll want to stay away and focus on other matchups.

5. Use your batting slots wisely. You can only choose three batters at a time so don’t fill them all up at the same time if you know a batter you’re targeting will be getting to the plate soon.

6. Be patient. Yes, Fanamana is so fun that you may not be able to put your phone down. Resist the urge of picking batters just for the sake of picking them. Stay patient and don’t feel like you have to pick a batter every time you look at your options.

7. Notifications. Fanamana lets you customize your push notifications within the app, allowing you to set alerts for various events. Use these to your advantage by staying dialed in with your team.

So what are you waiting for? Put on your manager’s cap, download Fanamana in your app store, and grab a few bats to start beating your opponents senseless!

For a full list of our baseball rules, click here. 

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Daily fantasy games have taken the fantasy sports industry by storm over the past few years. Their rise in popularity has been spearheaded by the ever-popular salary cap format, where users draft players with values corresponding to their real-life performance to fit under a predetermined cap number. Daily fantasy drafters spend countless hours charting player performance, hoping to cash in on their forecasting, but once they set their lineups, it’s all up the fantasy gods. Until now…

Fanamana is the latest innovation in the daily fantasy sports (DFS) space, the only game that is played while actual sporting events are in progress. Here’s the full rundown on how Fanamana is a whole new ballgame:

1. Fanamana is built for mobile. Our games are designed to go with you, allowing for…

2. Real-time player selection. In DFS, you assume the role of general manager, assembling the best possible lineup and then hoping for the best. With Fanamana, you call all the shots from the dugout as the manager. You make your picks while batters are on deck in their actual MLB games, allowing you to…

3. Make adjustments as the games are in progress. Is Justin Verlander having another off night? Load up on his opponents! And if the weather doesn’t cooperate or a player gets injured there is…

4. No need to worry about rainouts or injuries. In Fanamana, you only pick players that are actually playing. Every DFSer knows the pain of being burned by a rainout or an injury to one of their players. You spend the whole day crunching the numbers seeking out the best value play, only to watch it all go down the drain when your highest-priced player goes down early. With Fanamana, that is of no concern because there is…

5. No salary cap to bog you down. Don’t get us wrong, poring over stats is still important. But rather than trying to figure out a player’s value based on his assigned salary, you can really dig into the numbers to make your managerial decisions. Is Nelson Cruz feasting on lefties? Should I avoid any Yankees against David Price even though McCann has absolutely owned him in his career? You’ll always be on the edge of your seat because…

6. Fanamana replicates the drama of a real game. Have you ever had bases loaded with 2 outs a DFS? Well you will with Fanamana. The experience is addicting like Candy Crush, and although we want you to play a lot, we also don’t want you to abandon your loved ones. That’s why we allow you to…

7. Play at your own pace. You don’t have to glue your eyes to your phone during dinner. You can make a few picks, eat with your significant other, make a few more and come back before bedtime, or even tomorrow.

8. Oh yeah, one last thing. In Fanamana Baseball, runs are the name of the game, not fantasy points. If Mike Trout hits a double for you followed by a Miguel Cabrera home run, that’s two runs crossing the plate.

So what are you waiting for? Put on your manager’s cap, download Fanamana in your app store, and grab a few bats to start beating your opponents senseless!

For a full list of our baseball rules, click here

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Overview  

Welcome to Fanamana. We have created a new fantasy game unlike anything else you have ever played. In traditional and daily fantasy, all the action happens beforehand, but with Fanamana you can participate while the game is taking place.

In our Baseball game, you are the manager of your team and select all of your batters as MLB games are happening. Your selections are then used to create a virtual game where you are matched against other players. It’s a skill based battle of baseball knowledge. The best part is that the goal is as simple as real baseball, score more runs than your opponents. Enjoy.

Rules

  • Each contest will have a set number of innings (typically 3, 6 or 9). Some contests may have a designated end time.  
  • A contest is over when all teams in a contest have completed all of their innings or end time is reached, whichever occurs first.
  • Just like real baseball
    • Each inning will have three outs
    • Teams are awarded one run for every player that advances around first, second and third base and returns safely to home plate
    • The objective is to score more runs than the opposition
  • A manager (that’s you) will select their batters as the game unfolds. The manager:
    • will have the choice of any player in the ‘on deck circle’ from an active MLB game
    • may select up to three batters at a time to wait on deck
    • must select the batter before the first pitch has been thrown to them
    • may drop the batter before the player enters the batter box
  • The outcome of selected batters ‘at-bat’ will be used in the mangers game in the order they are recorded by our data provider. If the batter:
    • Makes an out it is an out
    • Draws a walks or is HBP, it will results in a runner on 1st and will advance all forced base runners
    • Hits a single, it will result in aa runner on 1st and all base runners advancing 1 or 2 bases
    • Hits a double, it would result in a runner on 2nd and all base runners scoring
    • Hits a triple, it would result in a runner on 3rd and all base runners advancing 3 bases
    • Hits a home run, it would result in 1 run and all base runners scoring
    • Hits into a fielder’s choice, it will result in an out and no base runners will advance
    • Hits into a sacrifice fly, it will be treated as an out and no runs will score and no runners will advance
    • Reaches base by error, it will result in a runner on 1st base and all runners will advance one base
    • Want all the details? Really? OK there are 31 outcomes from an at-bat and 238 permutations based on base runners you can find all of the results by consulting this table.
  • Once 3 outs have been recorded in an inning, all base runners are cleared and the next inning is started
  • The contest winner is the person whose team scores the most runs
  • If you score the same number of runs the tiebreakers are
    • 1st tiebreaker – most hits
    • 2nd tiebreaker  – most total bases

FANAMANA™ PRIVACY POLICY

1. SCOPE OF PRIVACY POLICY

Fanamana™ is committed to protecting your privacy in conjunction with the use of its website.  This privacy policy describes, among other things, the types of information collected about you when you visit our website, how your information may be used and disclosed, how you can control the use of your information, and how your information is protected.  It shall be interpreted in conjunction with our Terms of Service.

By using our website and/or service, you consent to the worldwide, perpetual collection, transfer, manipulation, storage, disclosure and other use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.

2. INFORMATION COLLECTED BY US AND ITS USE

You are not generally required to provide information about yourself when you visit our website.  However, should you wish to register for certain services, access certain content, or directly contact the website, you may be asked for some or more of the following information:

  • Contact information, such as your name, email address, postal address, zip code, phone number, and other related information
  • User name, password, and password hint questions
  • Location/domicile
  • Age and date of birth
  • Other demographic information such as gender and job information
  • Information for maintaining a public profile
  • Preferred means of communication
  • Any other correspondence you send to us

In addition, should you wish to enter any of our contests, you may be asked to provide the following:

  • Payment verification information, such as credit card number or PayPal account number
  • Social security number or comparable national identifier
  • Other information as related to processing your payment and confirming your payment information

Finally, should you win any of our contests, you may be asked to provide the following:

  • Relevant information about yourself needed to assist us in marketing future contests
  • Information required to provide the proper tax forms related to your winnings

3. INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIRD PARTIES

The following information may be collected automatically from all visitors to the website by either us or third parties acting on our behalf and may be used for internal customer tracking and business purposes, as well as any other purposes to support our business and comply with matters of law:

  • Your browser type and operating system
  • Your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address
  • Sites you visited before and after visiting our site
  • Web pages and advertisements you view and links you click on from our site
  • Other unique identifiers, including mobile device identification numbers that can identify the physical location of your device in accordance with applicable law
  • Information collected through cookies, web beacons and other technologies
  • Standard server log information
  • Other information collected naturally by Google Analytics and similar programs

4. HOW WE SHARE AND DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION

We only use payment and identity verification information (such as credit card numbers, driver’s license numbers and social security numbers, or comparable national identifiers as necessary): for completing particular transactions; if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to protect the intellectual property rights of others; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect our rights or property.

All other information collected about you may be used for a wide range of other purposes, including to fulfill requests for services, to enable you to participate in contests and polls, to analyze the demographics of our customer base, to customize content and advertising to your needs, to market our brand, contests and winners, to prevent potentially prohibited or illegal use of our site and services or use of our site and services in a manner that would violate the Terms of Service, and for any other purpose disclosed to you, or reasonably known by you, at the time we collect the information.

5. CHANGING AND REMOVING INFORMATION

If you choose to share information with us, you may have the opportunity to update that information on our website or by contacting us at the following address: team@fanamana.com.  If you ask us to shut down your account or delete your information, we will disable your account within a reasonable period of time.  Please note, however, that we may retain certain information about you to satisfy both our legal and security obligations.  For example, some of your information may remain in backup storage even if you ask for it to be deleted. In some cases you may be entitled under local laws to access or object to the processing of information that we hold relating to you.

6. PASSWORD PROTECTION

We are committed to protecting your information.  All password protected sections of the website, the administrative and User accounts, are encrypted with standard security measures. All User profiles and payment screens are password protected.

7.  CALIFORNIA USERS

Residents of the State of California may request a list of all third parties to which Fanamana™ has disclosed certain information during the previous year for direct marketing purposes.  If you are a California resident and want such a list, please contact us at the following address: team@fanamana.com.  For all requests, you must put the statement “Your California Privacy Rights” in the body of the request, as well as include your name, street address, city, state and zip code.  Please note that we will not accept requests via the telephone, mail or facsimile, and we are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or otherwise improperly sent, or which have other incorrect information.

8. OUR POLICY TOWARD MINORS

Our website is not for the use of minors.   If we learn that we have collected personal information from anyone under the age of age of majority (this is at least 18 in most states and 19 years of age in Nebraska and Alabama), we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from someone under the age of majority, please contact us at team@fanamana.comIn those instances where Fanamana™ has actual knowledge that it has collected information from a minor, it will comply with all applicable laws including the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, which applies to the collection of information from children under the age of 13.

9.  USER GENERATED CONTENT                                      

Certain aspects of our site may enable users to submit their own content for contests, blogs, message boards and other function.  Publication of any such content is subject to our Terms of Service.  Please remember that any information you disclose becomes public information and thus you should exercise caution when considering what information to disclose in this manner.  We cannot necessarily prevent such information from being used in a manner that may violate this Privacy Policy, the law or your personal privacy and safety.

10.  THIRD PARTY SITES

When you select a link to a third party website (for example, if you link to PayPal in order to pay for a service or product), you will be leaving our site.  Any information that you disclose to a third party site will be governed by that site’s privacy policy.

11.  CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

We may change this Privacy Policy pursuant to the procedures outlined in our Terms of Service. Unless otherwise noted, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account. If we make changes to this Privacy Policy we will notify you by publication here. By continuing to access or use the Service after such changes take effect, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

12. QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS POLICY

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy please contact us at team@fanamana.com and we will make an effort to respond within a reasonable time period.  In addition, you may submit questions or comments using the postal address below:

1133 15TH ST. NW 12th Floor Washington, DC 20005

Fanamana™ Terms of Service

1. PREAMBLE

The following Terms of Service (“Terms”) set forth the terms and conditions of the agreement between you, an individual user (“You”), Fanamana, Inc. (“Fanamana™”) in conjunction with Fanamana™’s offering of fantasy sports contests (“the Service”) at the domain www.Fanamana.com (“the Site”) and through our iPhone and Android apps.

These Terms are to be read in conjunction with the Fanamana™ Privacy Policy and the Fanamana™ game rules

2. THE SERVICE

Fanamana™ will provide you with access to various online simulation sports contests that will allow you to serve as the owner, general manager, and manager of your very own fantasy sports team.   For each contest, you will compete against another entrants in selecting professional athletes who are competing real-world sporting events during the time of your contest.  Contest winners are determined by Fanamana™ based on the ability to score “runs” or “points” based on the real-world performance of these professional athletes over the course of multiple, real-world sporting events.  Fanamana™ shall have the sole discretion of determining its game rules and selecting winners of these contests.  Further, Fanamana™ shall be the sole arbiter of disputes over who wins each contest.

3.  ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

By accessing the Site and using any part of the Site or Service, you agree to be bound by these Terms.  It is your responsibility to review these Terms regularly to determine whether they have changed.  If you do not agree to all of the Terms, then you may not access the Site or attempt to use our Services.

4.  TERMS REPRESENT ENTIRE AGREEMENT

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Fanamana™ with respect to the Site, and these Terms supersede any prior agreements, oral or written, between you and Fanamana™.  A provision of these Terms may be waived only by written instrument executed by the party entitled to the benefit of such provisions.  The failure of Fanamana™ to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

5. MODIFICATION OF TERMS

Fanamana™ reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace the existing Terms of Service at any time.  Should any change in Terms occur, you shall be responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any such modifications.  Your continued use of the Fanamana™ Site and Service upon any change or modification of the Terms constitutes your constructive acknowledgement and acceptance of these modifications.

6. USER ELIGIBILTY

By using our Site or Service, you hereby represent and warrant that you are a natural person (corporate entities and similar organizations are not eligible to use the Fanamana™ Service) and you are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations and warranties set forth in the Terms of Service and to abide by and comply with these terms.

Further, you represent and warrant that:

i)  You are the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence (this is at least 18 years of age in most states, and 19 years of age in Nebraska or Alabama).

ii) You are a citizen or resident of the United States of America and you have an address in the United States of America. (For purposes of clarity, citizens and residents of Puerto Rico are not eligible).

iii) You are physically located in the United States of America and reside in a jurisdiction in which participation in any contest you choose to participate in is allowed by applicable law.

iv) YOU ARE NOT A CITIZEN OR RESIDENT OF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING STATES: ARIZONA; IOWA; LOUISIANA; MONTANA; VERMONT; OR WASHINGTON. IN ADDITION, YOU ARE NOT A RESIDENT OF PUERTO RICO. OR A RESIDENT OF QUEBEC

v) You will establish only one account to participate in the Services offered on the Fanamana™ Site, and only you will operate the account.

vi) You will abide at all times by these Terms and any other agreements between you and Fanamana™.

vii) You are not subject to backup withholding tax because: (a) you are exempt from backup withholding, or (b) you have not been notified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that you are subject to backup withholding as a result of a failure to report all interest or dividends, or (c) the IRS has notified you that you are no longer subject to backup withholding.

If any of the above representations and warranties are not met, in addition to any other rights and remedies available under law or equity, Fanamana™ reserves the right to suspend or terminate your account and to revoke or withhold the awarding of any prizes associated with your account.

Further, in the event that Fanamana™ discovers that you have opened more than one account, in addition to any other rights that Fanamana™ may have, Fanamana™ reserves the right to suspend or terminate any or all of your accounts and terminate, withhold or revoke the award of any prizes.

7. USER CONDUCT

As a condition of use, you agree not to use the Site or Service for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Service, or any other purpose not reasonably intended by Fanamana™.  By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree to conduct yourself with good sportsmanship at all times, not to purchase multiple teams within a given contest, and not to engage in Collusion with other users to win any contest (the term “Collusion” shall include, but is not limited to, working together with another user to better any one entry at the expense of another).

In addition, you agree not to abuse, harass, impersonate, intimidate or threaten other Fanamana™ users; not to post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any materials (“User Content”) that are infringing, libelous, defamatory, abusive, offensive, obscene, pornographic, vulgar, or otherwise in violation of any law or right of any third party; not to use the Site for any unauthorized purpose, or in violation of any applicable law, including intellectual property laws; not to post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any communication or solicitation designed or intended to obtain password, account, or private information from any Fanamana™ user; not to create or submit unwanted email (“Spam”) to any other Fanamana™ users; and not to infringe upon the intellectual property rights of Fanamana™, its users, or any third party.

Further, you agree not to submit comments discussing or linking to affiliate programs, multi-level marketing schemes, personal business ventures, or off-topic content; not to post, email, transmit, upload, or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed or functioning to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; and not to use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the site for any purpose (except for RSS feed access) without our express written permission.

Finally, you agree that you will not: (1) take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (2) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activities conducted on the Site; or (3) bypass any measures Fanamana™ may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site.

Violation of our rules may result in the removal of your content from the Site and/or the cancellation of your account. You acknowledge and agree that Fanamana™ may remove any User Content and terminate any Fanamana™ account at any time for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such User Content).  IN ADDITION, ANY ATTEMPT BY A USER TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF OUR CONTESTS IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT OCCUR, FANAMANA™ RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH USER TO THE FULLEST EXTENT AVAILABLE BY LAW.

To report Terms of Service abuse, please email us at team@fanamana.com

8.  USER CONTENT

You understand that all content created by users of either the Site or Service (“User Content”), including but not limited to profile information and communications with other users, whether privately transmitted or made publicly available, is the sole responsibility of the person from which such User Content originated. This means that you are entirely responsible for all User Content that you upload, post, share, email, transmit, or otherwise make available via the Site. Under no circumstances will Fanamana™ be liable in any way for any User Content uploaded, posted, shared, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Site.

You acknowledge that Fanamana™ may or may not pre-screen User Content, but that Fanamana™ and its designees have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, permanently delete, and/or move any User Content available via the Site. Without limiting the foregoing, Fanamana™ and its designees shall have the right to remove any User Content that violates these Terms or is otherwise objectionable in Fanamana™’s sole discretion. You understand that by using the Site, you may be exposed to User Content that you may consider offensive or objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use or disclosure of any User Content. You further acknowledge and agree that you bear the sole risk of reliance on any content available on or through the Site.

With respect to User Content you submit or make available on the Site, you grant Fanamana™ an irrevocable, fully sub-licensable, perpetual, world-wide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display such User Content (in whole or in part) and to incorporate such User Content into other works in any format or medium now known or later developed.

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Site. Fanamana™ reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users.

9.  RIGHTS TO USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

By using this Site or Service, you agree to provide Fanamana™ with a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable and non-revocable license to use, for any purpose, any information provided by you on our Site.  Specifically, you consent to the use of your name, voice, likeness, and photograph in connection with the development, production, distribution and/or exploitation (including marketing and promotion) of the selected contest and/or other Fanamana™ contests, unless otherwise prohibited by law.

Contest winners agree that, from the date of notification of their status as a potential winner, and continuing until such time when notified that they no longer need to do so, they will make themselves available to Fanamana™ for publicity, advertising and promotional activities relating to any contest in which they participate.

10. REGISTRATION FOR ACCOUNT

In order to use our Site or Service, you must register for an account. By registering as a user, you agree to provide accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted (such information being the “Registration Data”) and to maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it accurate, current and complete.  If you provide any information that is inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Fanamana™ has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Fanamana™ may deny you access to areas requiring registration, at its sole discretion.

11. ACCOUNT PASSWORD AND SECURITY

At the time of registering for an online account, you must provide a valid email address and supply a username and password to be used in conjunction with your account. Many portions of the Site require registration for access.  You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password, and are fully responsible for all uses of your username and password, whether by you or others.  You agree to (a) keep your username and password confidential and not share them with anyone else; (b) immediately notify Fanamana™ of any unauthorized use of your username and password or account or any other breach of security; and (c) use only your username and password to access the Site’s Restricted Areas.  IF THERE IS UNAUTHORIZED USE OF YOUR ACCOUNT, YOU WILL BE LIABLE FOR THE LOSSES INCURRED BY YOURSELF, FANAMANA™ AND OTHERS DUE TO ANY UNAUTHORIZED USE.

12.  COMMUNICATIONS AND DISCLOSURES

As a result of your registration for the Service, you may receive certain commercial communications from Fanamana™.  You understand and agree that these communications are part of your registration, and that you may opt out of receiving these communications at any time by either using the unsubscribe functionality or sending an email to team@fanamana.com

You acknowledge, consent and agree that Fanamana™ may access, preserve and disclose your account information and content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation, or disclosure is reasonably necessary: (i) to comply with legal process; (ii) to enforce these Terms of Service; (iii) to respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; (iv) to respond to your requests for customer service; or (v) to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Fanamana™, its Users and the public.

13.  DISQUALIFICATION OF USERS

Fanamana™, in its sole discretion, may disqualify any entrant from the Site or Service, refuse to award fantasy points or prizes and require the return of any prizes, if an entrant engages in conduct Fanamana™ deems to be improper, unfair or otherwise adverse to the operation of the Site or Service or in any way detrimental to other entrants.  Improper conduct includes, but is not limited to: falsifying personal information required to use the Service or to claim a prize; accumulating, or attempting to accumulate, points or prizes through unauthorized methods such as automated scripts or other automated means; tampering with the administration of the Service or trying to in any way tamper with the computer programs associated with this Service; obtaining other entrants’ information and spamming other entrants; engaging in Collusion with other contest participants; abusing the Fanamana™ Site in any way; or using language that in the sole discretion of Fanamana™ is deemed offensive, intimidating, or in violation of the spirit of building a healthy and friendly fantasy sports environment.  You further acknowledge that the forfeiture and/or return of any prize shall in no way prevent Fanamana™ from pursuing criminal or civil proceedings in connection with such conduct.

14.  TECHNICAL MALFUNCTIONS

You will not hold Fanamana™ or its partners responsible for: any incorrect, invalid or inaccurate entry information; human errors; technical malfunctions; failures, including public utility or telephone outages; omissions, interruptions, latency, deletions or defects of any telephone system or network, computer online systems, data, computer equipment, servers, providers, or software (including, but not limited to, software and operating systems that do not permit an entrant to participate in the Service), including without limitation any injury or damage to any entrant’s or any other person’s computer equipment relating to or resulting from participation in the Service; inability to access the Site, or any web pages of Fanamana™; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries and/or images of any kind; data that is processed late or incorrectly or is incomplete or lost due to telephone, computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on telephone lines or transmission systems, or the Internet, or any Service provider’s facilities, or any Site for any other reason whatsoever; typographical, printing or other errors; or any combination thereof.

Fanamana™ and any partners are also not responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected or stolen entries.  If for any reason the Service is not capable of running as originally planned, as well as if the Site or Service becomes corrupted or does not allow for the proper usage and processing of entries in accordance with the rules, or if infection by a computer (or similar) virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes of any kind, in the sole opinion of Fanamana™ corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Service, Fanamana™ reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action and/or to cancel, terminate, extend, modify or suspend the Service, and select the winner(s) from all eligible entries received.  If such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension occurs, notification will be posted on the Fanamana™ Site.

From time to time servers may overload and data may be lost.  Fanamana™ assumes no responsibility for the occasional loss of data, irrespective of whether this loss is temporary or permanent in nature.

The failure of Fanamana™ to comply with any provision of these rules due to an act of god, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Fanamana™ (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations) or other force majeure event will not be considered a breach of these terms.

15.  TAXATION
In early January of each year all winners who have won $600 or more (net of all entry fees) over the previous year will be contacted to provide address and social security details.  These details will be used to file a 1099-MISC with the Internal Revenue Service.  Paying taxes shall be the sole obligation of each user.

16.  NON-AFFILIATION WITH ANY SPORTS LEAGUE OR PLAYERS ASSOCATION

Fanamana™, as well as its Site and Service, is not in any way affiliated with any professional or amateur sports league, or with any players association or collection of players.

17. INDEMNITY

By using the Fanamana™ Service or accepting any prize, you agree to release and to hold harmless Fanamana™ and each of Its subsidiaries, affiliates and agencies, as well as the officers, directors, employees, shareholders and representatives of any of the foregoing entities from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever, including, but not limited to, for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with participation in the Service, the receipt, ownership, use or misuse of any prize and claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy.

18. NO WARRANTIES

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, FANAMANA™ DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES–STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED–INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PRORPIETARY RIGHTS.

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While I was traveling in Thailand and Vietnam more than a decade ago the locals would use the saying “same same but different” all the time. Originally I thought maybe the word “similar” was too difficult to pronounce. Then I realized this saying has its own meaning.

When you create something new people have a tendency to compare it to another thing they are familiar with. Fanamana Baseball is like that. Sometimes it is easier to explain what we are not.

  • We are not a traditional fantasy baseball league. There are great products to run your league out there and our little startup is not going to compete with the likes of Yahoo, ESPN and CBS Sports.
  • We are not a daily fantasy game. While relatively new, there are plenty of options out there to get your daily fantasy fix.  It is big business. If they don’t go the online poker route, I predict it will be a bigger business than traditional fantasy leagues in a few years.
  • We are not a predictive app. If guessing the outcome of every event in a single game for points or rewards is your cup of tea, there are some cool new apps out there. MLB has a licensed app with PrePlay. There is also FanCake  by Kwarter who worked with TBS last playoffs.
  • We are not a social second screen app. Countless choices here. All are fighting a battle Twitter has already won IMHO.

We combine elements of all four of these with one special ingredient they all lack. Fanamana Baseball plays like baseball. You know the game we all know and love.

The frustration of having the bases loaded with no outs and not scoring. The gratification of a come from behind win. The excitement of a walk off home run. These are moments that will happen everyday in Fanamana Baseball.

Remember when Joe Girardi pinch hit Raul Ibanez for Alex Rodriguez in game 2 of the 2012 ALDS. That is what we have the others don’t.

So please play, offer feedback and help us design this new type of fantasy-ish daily-ish predictive-ish game. Call us what you want, my response will be “same same but different.”

It has been one month since the launch of the season and here is the leaderboard so far. These will be available on the website and in the App very soon. 

Batting Average (min 50 AB)

1 StevenM .312
2 Rangers  .286
3 JamesH .287
4 TNT .277
5 Deafmayo .267

Runs per 9 innings

1 Rangers 9.95
2 StevenM 9.50
3 AngelZ 8.14
4 JamesH 7.07
5 KB 6.88

Total Runs

1 bty88lic 88
2 BryanKing 71
3 yoyoyoyoyo 69
4 RD 51
5 DtxRangers  51

 

 

Very soon you will be able to play Fanamana Baseball, the first mobile live action fantasy sports game ever. Until then, you can play a Rapid-Fire game based on last seasons’ results.  This version plays a little faster then the live game, since the batters’ results are known immediately.  It will still be available after the live version is up and running, in case you feel the need to get your Fanamana Baseball fix when there aren’t any games going on.

The Basic Rules:

    • Each game will last nine innings
    • The person that initiates the challenge will be the home team
    • The game starts with the visiting team picking a batter from a list based on a randomly selected date and time
    • The outcome of selected players will be used to create a virtual baseball game
    • Alternate turns after each half inning
    • The objective of the game is to score more runs then the opposing team

Batter Outcomes Rules:

    • Single, Double, Triple, Home Run, Walk and HBP = same event in the virtual game
    • Strikeout, Fly Out, Ground Out and Line Out = Out
    • Errors = Errors in the virtual game and will recorded in opposing teams box score
    • Grounded into DP = one out with no runners advancing
    • Fielders Choice = one out with no runners advancing
    • Sacrifice fly or Sacrifice Hit = one out with no runners advancing
    • Runner Caught Stealing = batter will be dropped and the player will need to select another batter

Base-Running Rules:

    • Single = runners on 1st base advance to second, runners on 2nd or 3rd score
    • Double = all base runners score
    • Error = all base runners advance one base

Hope you enjoy. Fanamana Baseball helped us get through the long off season.