Jason is a happily married father of one that resides in New England. He has a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and works full time for a large corporation supporting their IT infrastructure. He’s an avid bowler and has bowled competitively at a high level for the last 20+ years. At one time, he had a great interest in all types of video games as well as trading card games (IE. Magic the Gathering). You might say that he fits the ‘nerd’ mold quite well.
Jason has been a fantasy sports enthusiast for the last 10+ years. He’s competed in all of the 4 major fantasy sports (baseball, football, basketball and hockey) as well as dabbled in many others. Of all of the fantasy games though, he excels at and enjoys fantasy baseball the most. As Understanding Fantasy Baseball – No Longer Just for Nerds uncovers, the return on investment that fantasy baseball provides, compared to other fantasy sports, plays a huge factor in his passion for the game. He has had success at many levels, and consistently wins leagues annually against high end competition.
Jason has posted a variety of fantasy articles for LuDawgs.com; many of which have been incorporated into this book. They not only include fantasy baseball, but also cover fantasy hockey, daily fantasy sports as a whole, and general guidelines for someone just getting into fantasy sports.
Follow Jason on Twitter @y2trips.
It’s the ultimate in fantasy baseball: You get to pick the roster, set the lineup, and decide on strategies -- with real players, in a real ballpark, in a real playoff race. That’s what baseball analysts Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller got to do when an independent minor-league team in California, the Sonoma Stompers, offered them the chance to run its baseball operations according to the most advanced statistics. Their story in The Only Rule is it Has to Work is unlike any other baseball tale you've ever read.
We tag along as Lindbergh and Miller apply their number-crunching insights to all aspects of assembling and running a team, following one cardinal rule for judging each innovation they try: it has to work. We meet colorful figures like general manager Theo Fightmaster and boundary-breakers like the first openly gay player in professional baseball. Even José Canseco makes a cameo appearance.
Will their knowledge of numbers help Lindbergh and Miller bring the Stompers a championship, or will they fall on their faces? Will the team have a competitive advantage or is the sport’s folk wisdom true after all? Will the players attract the attention of big-league scouts, or are they on a fast track to oblivion?
It’s a wild ride, by turns provocative and absurd, as Lindbergh and Miller tell a story that will speak to numbers geeks and traditionalists alike. And they prove that you don’t need a bat or a glove to make a genuine contribution to the game.
This book provides a clearer understanding of modern-day political campaigns by revealing what is on the minds of the people who run them. With original data from consultants, campaign managers, and professional campaign schools, author Jason Johnson examines consultant behavior on message formation, policy positioning, candidate recruitment, Internet strategy, and negative advertising and compares these practices to existing political science theory. This groundbreaking research makes Political Consultants and Campaigns: One Day to Sell a must-have resource for all students of American politics, campaign managers, or anyone interested in how political campaigns in America are run.