to the Futility Infielder, the website from south of the
Mendoza Line, or as the San
Jose Mercury News called it, "The scrappiest
place on earth." This site will celebrate
its 11th anniversary in April 2012 and is currently
averaging over 1,500 page views per day.
Now in a
bookstore near you is Baseball
Prospectus 2011, the
16th edition of the best-selling annual sabermetric bible,
containing in-depth anaylsis of all 30 major league
organizations and over 1,600 players. Also available
is the paperback edition of It
Ain't Over 'Til It's Over: the Baseball Prospectus
Pennant Race Book,
a fresh analytical look at some of the great races
and the players who made them
so interesting. I contributed six chapters to the
book, including narratives covering
the 1967 AL race (the Red Sox's "Impossible
Dream" as they outlasted the Twins, Tigers,
and White Sox) and the 1959 NL (the Dodgers' first
win in L.A.), as well as chapters
on the impact of superstars on a pennant race, outstanding
rookies, replacement-level killers, and more. Read
more about the book here and here.
April 2, 2009, I appeared on New York City CW affiliate
WPIX-TV's Morning Show along with colleague Steven
Goldman to promote Baseball Prospectus 2009. You can
see the clip of the appearance and read about my experience here.
PROSPECTUS: 2008 Hall of Fame series
As usual, I wrote several articles covering the 2008
balloting, using JAWS to examine the candidates and exploring
certain issues from other angles as well. The candidates
were broken up into four groups: infielders, outfielders,
pitchers and relievers.
The voting results were dissected here,
while the impact of steroids and other performance enhancing
drugs was discussed here.
pleased to offer a brand-new line of products for sale via
You can't go wrong with T-shirts, mugs, and stickers from south of the Mendoza Line.
On March 16, 2005, I made
my national TV debut on MSNBC's Connected Coast to
Coast with Ron Reagan and Monica Crowley, representing
the blogosphere on the topic of baseball and steroids.
You can read about my experience here and here,
and watch a clip here.
in Spring 2010 from Maple
Street Press is Dodgers 2010 Annual, a book of thought-provoking
essays on the Big Blue Wrecking Crew, both past and present.
Edited by Jon Weisman and featuring yours truly with
an article on Manny Ramirez. Fun
on newsstands and available online is Fantasy
Baseball Index 2010, your essential guide
to winning in Rotisserie Baseball -- and featuring
over 300 player capsules written by yours truly. Whether
it's 4x4 or 5x5, draft or auction, the Index offers
essential guidance and projections to help you prepare
for the 2010 season.
in a bookstore near you is Will Carroll's
Juice: The Real Story of Baseball's Drug Problems,
a book that delves into the heart of a controversial
subject without drowning in the hype. I've contributed
a lengthy chapter to the book analyzing the possibility
that steroids have contributed to the offensive explosion
of the past two decades. Don't miss it!