Posted by MikeT23 on 10/16/2012 3:01:00 PM (view original):
OK, I'll bite.
How many people do you know? How many are baseball fans? How many would sit down and play this game 12 months a year?
I know you weren't baiting me, but I'll bite here.
I know a fairly large number of hardcore baseball, and baseball statistics fans. I mean, I play roto with 25 different people just for starters, and many of those 25 play Stratomatic with guys I see occasionally. Most of these guys (not a woman anywhere in this social circle) are disciples at the Church of Bill James.
One, other than myself, plays HBD. The others can't imagine even trying the time commitment or game complexity; 3 tried but bailed after 1 or 2 seasons.
HBD is really a niche market. It's probably not fully tapped, but I bet it's darn close.