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We are fantasy camp alumni who had a fantastic time at camp and made some great, new friends. Seeing those friends once a year at camp was not enough for us. We decided to organize some tournaments with our good friends from the Los Angeles Dodgers Fantasy Camp (See Dodgertown West Home Page). These tournaments were a big success and have evolved into annual events.

Welcome to your site for information on tournaments and other activities for Bay Area fantasy campers. This site is not affiliated with the San Francisco Giants or the San Francisco Giants Fantasy Camp.  We are a volunteer organization and need member help in putting together our events.

One of the hopes for this web site is that we can generate interest in helping organize and run future tournaments. Work for each tournament includes (in no particular order):

  • acquiring fields
  • hiring umpires
  • providing baseballs
  • acquiring insurance
  • making hotel arrangements (and banquets if necessary)
  • sending out announcements (the web page should help here)
  • collecting tournament fees and paying for items (fields, umpires, baseballs ,banquets, announcements, etc.)
  • setting up rosters and schedules
  • coordinating with the visiting camps
  • handling last minute changes (roster trades and no-shows)
  • sending out tournament summaries (again, the web page should help)

This web site should relieve some of the communication burden from volunteers and save on some of the mailing expenses that are incurred. We would like the team managers to take on more of the responsibility of handling their team rosters such as batting order, defensive alignment, and player availability. Let us know if you have any other ideas.


In general, most Fantasy Camp tournaments follow the same, three-day format. Six different teams are put together with a best effort made to insure that the teams are somewhat equal in ability and have enough pitching and catching. For Giant-Dodger tournaments, each organization will bring three teams. The team you are assigned to will play a different team each day at a different time. For Giant-Dodger tournaments, each Giant team will play every Dodger team once. The typical tournament schedule is as follows:

  Friday Saturday Sunday
8:30am Giants I v Dodgers I Giants II v Dodgers III Giants III v Dodgers II
11:30am Giants II v Dodgers II Giants III v Dodgers I Giants I v Dodgers III
2:30pm Giants III v Dodgers III Giants I v Dodgers II Giants II v Dodgers I

Games have a two and a half hour time limit to insure the daily schedule is completed. Visiting and home teams will be determined prior to the start of each tournament.

(for Giants tournaments)

In order to make each tournament a safe and enjoyable experience, minor rule changes will be employed. We WILL play the game of baseball except for the following changes which will reduce the potential for injuries. These rule changes are subject to change for a given tournament or game provided both managers agree to the changes with the umpires beforehand.

1. STEALING: No stealing of bases at all if the pitcher goes from the stretch. If the pitcher goes from a full wind-up, you can steal. Under NO circumstances may you steal home.

2. LEAD OFFS: You may lead off as far as you wish BUT, you are still susceptible to a pick-off move by the pitcher. NOTE: A throw to an occupied base by the catcher can result in a force out. In other words, a runner must beat the catcher's throw to the base - it is NOT a tag play. If there is an overthrow on an attempted pick-off play, the runner must go back and tag up before advancing.

3. PASSED BALLS / WILD PITCHES: No advance will be allowed on a passed ball or a wild pitch. The two exceptions to this rule are as follows:

a) Runner(s) attempt a legitimate steal as outlined in Rule #1 above. In this case, the runner(s) must have begun the attempted steal before the pitch crossed the home plate area.

b) Dropped third strikes are scored per normal baseball rules.

4. FREE SUBSTITUTION OF PLAYERS: Any player can sub for another at any time on defense. Players can go in and out at any fielding position at will.

5. CONTINUOUS BATTING ORDER: All players on the team will hit, not just the nine currently in the field. A continuous batting order will be employed. That means that today's lineup will begin with the hitter who was on deck during the previous day's final out (i.e. if your seventh place hitter makes the final out on Friday, the eighth place hitter will bat leadoff on Saturday). Caveats to be aware of:

a) If someone is dropped from the team, the lineup is compressed and that player is skipped.

b) If someone is added to the team after the first day, they are added to the end of the batting order that day (i.e. if the seventh place hitter is scheduled to bat last, the new player(s) should be added to the lineup at this point). New players should not be put in the batting position of a player who has been dropped.

6. TIME LIMIT: No new inning can begin after the two and half hour time limit.

7. COURTESY RUNNERS: A courtesy runner may be employed at any time once a batter reaches base. The courtesy runner should be the batter who made the last out who does not also require a courtesy runner.


In order to secure the finest of facilities, fantasy camp tournament coordinators will need to acquire insurance for the facility. The insurance cost is about $250 per team per year and is covered by the entry fees charged to each player. We have made a practice of acquiring our coverage from Gagliardi Brothers Insurance who are well known throughout California for providing sports related insurance. Their contact information is:

Gagliardi Brothers Insurance
284 Digital Drive
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

(408) 414-8100
Toll free : 800-538-7061
FAX : (408) 414-8199
email :

The policy DOES NOT cover loss or injury to the following groups who are attending the function at their own risk:

  • Players
  • Umpires
  • Spectators of the tournament

The policy DOES cover loss or injury to individuals who are not involved with the tournament group. A good example is a passerby outside of the facility who is struck by a foul ball. Most stadium organizations will require this coverage before they will allow any groups to use their facility.