I finally made it to a SABR convention, and was it ever worth the wait. This year’s convention took place in Long Beach, which meant that I could attend with relative ease (having to catch a plane is usually a deal-breaker for me, but a two-hour drive is no problem).
I am saddened devastated to report that my colleague and friend, John Brattain, has died. John was a fine baseball writer and a fine human being. He will be missed more than I can articulate. I will offer additional thoughts at Hardball Times a bit later. Meanwhile, if you want to know about John, start [...]
Three things on the agenda today. Four if you count “an almost fanatical devotion to the pope,” but I digress… Bad Pitching Performances I’ve got a new article up at Hardball Times: “Ten pitching seasons to forget.” Three of these guys once pitched for the Padres. One was Mark Davis, which gave me an excuse [...]
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Pads got spanked. Curt Schilling vs Ismael Valdez; you were perhaps expecting some other outcome? Right. Anyway, it says here that I’ve been blogging now for three years. Egads. I’m not a big anniversary kind of guy, but this does give me an excuse to throw out some props to everyone who reads, links, talks [...]