The Madness Begins

Most sports fans associate March Madness with the NCAA college basketball tournament, but for me, the month is a crazy one due to the demands of my various writing positions as they pertain to spring training. For the third year in a row, I’m handling Fantasy Baseball Index‘s spring update coverage, delivering camp notes for …

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Mr. Clemens Goes to Washington

Those of you who drop by here for Yankees-related coverage — not that I’ve had much this winter — have probably noticed that I’ve had little to say on the Roger Clemens/Mitchell Report story in this forum. I haven’t been entirely silent on the issue, however. I was part of Fox News Radio’s in-studio anchored …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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