Three Things

Quick radio note: in addition to my usual gig on Toledo’s WLQR 1470 AM at 4:10 PM Eastern today, I’ll be this week’s Baseball Prospectus representative on Boston’s WWZN 1510 on “The Young Guns Show” at 3:05 PM Eastern. The Toledo gig doesn’t have a means of listening via Internet (hey Norm, get on it!) …

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Hit and Run

“I think blogs are dedicated to cruelty, they’re dedicated to journalistic dishonesty.” – Honest Buzz Bissinger, best-selling author on “Costas Now” That blanket statement was the opening salvo fired on behalf of Tired Old Media on Tuesday night’s “Costas Now” segment devoted to The Way Those Big Mean Bloggers Are Destroying Journalism. Actually, that’s not …

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An Open Letter to Paul White (Apparently Not the USA Today Reporter)

The following is a response to a blog entry by one Paul White, a writer I had never heard of until Tuesday afternoon but one who took no prisoners in dishing out the most scathing attack I’ve received in nearly seven years of writing about baseball. His blog entry went so far as to include …

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The Loose Goose and the Pain for Raines

As you’re no doubt aware, Rich Gossage got the call from the Hall last Tuesday, receiving 85.8 percent of the vote. He was the only candidate to gain entry this year. Jim Rice fell just 16 votes shy at 72.2 percent, followed by Andre Dawson (65.9 percent) and Bert Blyleven (61.9 percent). Tim Raines, the …

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XM in the AM

Just a quick and almost belated note to say that I’m going to be discussing JAWS and the recent Hall of Fame vote today (Saturday) at 10:25 AM on XM 175’s “Minors and Majors” show with Grant Paulsen, the 18-year-old broadcasting wunderkind. Better pound some coffee…

Clearing the Bases — (W)Ringing Out 2007

Hello and happy holidays to you all. I’m here at the tail end of my winter trip to Salt Lake City. The snow is falling but I’m finally beginning to see daylight as far as my massive winter workload is concerned. At last count I’d delivered some 50,000 words to Baseball Prospectus, Fantasy Baseball Index …

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