It’s been a busy five weeks since I checked in here due to travel on the Baseball Prospectus 2012 book tour and the SABR Analytics Conference, immersion in the annual spring update series for the venerable Fantasy Baseball Index, and my willingness to answer just about every media request that comes my way, particularly from [...]
On Sunday night I was a guest on the WNYW Fox 5 Sports Extra with Duke Castiglione. It’s the second time this season I’ve done his show, and while the spot was brief (just over three minutes), I think the comfort level shows. On the other hand, the lighting was harsh; I had a lot [...]
I’m pleased to announce that I’ve once again been invited to appear on the Fox 5 Sports Extra with Duke Castiglione. It’s the second time this season I’ve done so; I joined him back in March, where I got to show off the latest copy of the Baseball Prospectus annual. The spot airs Sunday at [...]
Back in 2003, a beat writer for the Giants named Dan Brown (no, not that guy) interviewed me for a piece on the unspectacular playing careers of the Giants’ coaches, the ranks of which included both Lenn Sakata and Fred Stanley. Naturally, he happened upon something I’d written, and the resulting article made for this [...]
It’s been a busy and exhilarating couple of weeks promoting Baseball Prospectus 2010. After a wave of some two dozen radio hits, last weekend my colleagues and I made appearances at the Yogi Berra Museum at Montclair State University in New Jersey and a Barnes and Noble in Manhattan. Sandwiched between those two appearances, I [...]
Not a whole lot to report here that hasn’t been reported elsewhere. The Hot Stove season is upon us and after busting my butt to cover the postseason, I’m playing catch-up with my allotment of Baseball Prospectus 2010 comments. With my wife out of town on a business trip for a few days, I’ve taken [...]
Hot on the heels of this week’s New York magazine appearance discussing the Baseball Prospectus “Secret Sauce,” I’m quoted in this week’s Philadelphia CityPaper regarding the Phillies’ bullpen:
Last October, the Phillies weren’t the only World Series competitor with the best bullpen in their league — the Rays’ pen paced the AL.
That’s not a coincidence.
TV, radio, print, web… I ain’t kidding about the multi:
• As I’ve said for years, I recognize only one six o’clock, and it’s not the one with the milkman. The people involved with promoting Baseball Prospectus 2009 see things differently, however, and so it was that I had a car waiting at 5:50 AM this morning [...]
So, over the past three years, I’ve talked to two other WSJ reporters at length a total of five or six times, for maybe an hour and a half, without getting my name in that paper (not that I’m counting).
While part of me wishes that the eloquent command of the Yankee Stadium ticket issue that [...]
I could quibble with the headline (“Stats Geek: Clemente, Waner almost an even match”), but once I learned that it was the title of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist Brian O’Neill’s regular offering and not another example of a P-G writer pejoratively yanking my chain (I tip my cap to Gene Collier’s phrase “seamheads on crystal math” [...]