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Mr. Fantasy Pants

For the third year in a row, I spent countless hours in November and December writing player capsules for Fantasy Baseball Index 2008, a magazine-style fantasy guide that should be making its way to newsstands and Amazon right about now (unexpected perk: my first author credit on Amazon, along with a brief bio). As with […]

Oh, What a Week

Exhilarating and exhausting week here at Futility Central, full of travel, deadlines, and media: • On Monday (Labor Day), I worked from home and watched most of Pedro Martinez’s comeback outing, which I then discussed with Joel Blumberg on WGBB SportsBreak, which aired later that afternoon. As I said during the discussion, I was quite […]

TV for Me

The D.C. appearance was great, last night’s Yankees game — first time I’ve been on hand for a player homering twice in one inning, as Alex Rodriguez did — was even better. Tonight I’m headed to Philadelphia for a TV appearance to promote It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over. At 6:15 PM, I’ll be on […]

Mr. Pennant Race Book Goes to Washington [BP Unfiltered]

Just a quick and somewhat overdue note here to publicize a rapidly approaching talk and signing to promote It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over: the Baseball Prospectus Pennant Race Book. With our editor Steven Goldman on the 15-day DL with the Dreaded Gamboo (get well soon, Steve), Clay Davenport and I will take the ball […]

A Midsummer Day’s Hit List

My annual All-Star break edition of the Hit List is up at Baseball Prospectus. The Yankees hold the #5 spot, but even with their win last night to return to .500, I remain unconvinced, consistent with my recent ranting: Don’t kid yourselves, Yankee fans–despite the high ranking and the upcoming soft schedule, it’s all over […]

Open Season (Part I)

It was often said that Manny Mota could roll out of bed on Christmas Day and get a base hit. On Monday, I discovered that I could roll out of bed on Opening Day and do coherent radio for a couple hours, ten minutes at a time. From 7:30 AM until just before 10:00, I […]

Three B’s

• After 12 years of living in the East Village, I’m Brooklyn-bound. On Thursday, my wife and I signed a contract and put down a deposit on a 1,250-square foot apartment in downtown Brooklyn, one that will allow me to have a dedicated home office AND keep a room in reserve for a Jaffe To […]

Yanksfan vs Soxfan Interview I… and Big News

Back from a successful jaunt to Philadelphia, where Baseball Prospectus 2007‘s promotional appearance season kicked off with an enthusiastic turnout that included Baseball-Reference.com‘s statgod Sean Forman, with whom we had the pleasure of breaking bread afterwards. Other evening entertainment included a very enthusiastic young bartender at the Radisson who had vocal opinions about the career […]

Hey Cheesesteak Heads!

Just a reminder that I’ll be in Philadelphia on Thursday evening to promote Baseball Prospectus 2007 along with the book’s editors, Christina Kahrl and Steven Goldman. The three of us will also attempt to eat our weight in cheesesteaks*. Here’s the deets: Thursday, March 8, 7:00 PM Barnes & NobleRittenhouse Square1805 Walnut StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19103215-665-0716 […]

Radio Free New York

This morning I recorded a radio spot for WGBB 1240 AM‘s Sports Break with Joel Blumberg. Over the course of about 20 mintues (starting 7:45 in), Joel and I talked about Brian Cashman’s bold power play, the Mets’ middle relief, the Red Sox’s winter spending, and (sigh) the impact of steroids on the single season […]