I used to talk about this game to everybody I knew, trying to get all my friends to join. Most of my friends are either computer nerds, or huge sports jocks, or like me, both. So naturally since HBD combines 2 things I'm quite fond of (sports and computers) I love it and I assumed all my friends would too. Most people I tried to explain this game to would think it's stupid. I used to explain kind of like this: "Think of playing a dynasty mode in Madden, except it's baseball instead of football. Now think of if you just let the computer simulate all your games, and all you did was make trades, do the draft, hire coaches, etc. That's what HBD is like." If that didn't work then I'd fall back on "It's fantasy baseball but with fake players." When I tried to get people to join, they'd decline either because of money, time, or because this game is only for losers and they don't consider themself one of those. I did get one friend to join and he played one season before quitting (he said he liked it alot but he just didn't have time to log in--at that time he had 2 jobs). Another friend picked a team in the same division as me and and has been playing for about 11-12 seasons now.