CBS Launches Fantasy Baseball 2005

"Commissioner" product the centerpiece of offerings officially licensed by Major League Baseball

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Feb. 17, 2005 - CBS, a leading Internet sports media organization and division of CBS Sports, today launched its suite of officially licensed products for the 2005 Fantasy Baseball season. CBS's Fantasy Baseball Commissioner, the leading Fantasy league management tool, is once again the crown jewel of CBS's baseball offerings and can run the largest of leagues and handle the most intricate scoring systems. CBS also has five different games for a single player to participate in Fantasy Baseball, for as little as $9.95 an entire season, four of which offer cash prizes for the league champion*.

"Coming off a record-setting year of fantasy sports, we are excited to get the 2005 Fantasy Baseball season underway in partnership with Major League Baseball," said Steve Snyder, CBS's Senior Vice President and General Manager. "Combining CBS's superior array of Fantasy Baseball products with the excitement of MLB's official Fantasy Opening Day will only serve to strengthen our reputation as a leader in the Fantasy Baseball marketplace."

CBS's Fantasy Baseball products for 2005

Fantasy Baseball Commissioner: Baseball Commissioner lets you set up and run your league, with a customizable scoring system, rules and schedule based on your wants and needs. It's the ultimate league management product for baseball leagues of all sizes, featuring exclusive player news and expert analysis along with lightning fast, real-time scoring. For a limited time, users that sign up for Baseball Commissioner will receive $20 off the regular price ($149.95) AND a free draft board! (While supplies last)

The remainder of CBS's Fantasy Baseball products are for single players who participate in 10-team leagues run by CBS using standardized scoring systems and rules.

Fantasy Baseball Basic: New to Fantasy Baseball and want to get your feet wet? For just $9.95, users can compete against other rookies for an entire season and experience all the excitement.

Fantasy Baseball Gold: Ready to make the jump from the minor leagues to the majors? At $29.95 per team, Baseball Gold players compete for a $150 league championship prize*.

Fantasy Baseball Platinum: Players ready to take their game to the next level can try Fantasy Baseball Platinum for $99.95 per team. Each league champion wins $600*.

Fantasy Baseball Diamond: Only All-star Fantasy Baseball players need apply. Fantasy Baseball Diamond costs $249.95 per team with a league championship prize of $1,600*.

Fantasy Baseball Double Diamond: Think you're ready for the Hall of Fame? Double Diamond is Fantasy Baseball at the highest level. At $499.95 per team, Double Diamond offers a league championship prize of $3,500*!

* All single player leagues consist of 10 teams and residents of Montana, Vermont, Louisiana, Arizona, Iowa and Maryland are not eligible to win cash prizes.

About CBS

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