I don't own much in the way of baseball memorabilia, but I treasure my 1979 Bill James Baseball Abstract. So, when the Simmons/James talk appeared on my iTunes this weekend, I was eager to jump on the elliptical and give it a listen. Unfortunately, listening to Simmons try to engage James (while I was trying to burn off some of the high calorie beer I've been drinking) was tortuous. I guess it could have been worse, I could have listened to Craig Finn's solo record instead.
It was kinda cool seeing baseball get some of the premier baseball/football guys by throwing money at them, I'm sure the new CBA will change that a bit, but I do think football has some long range problems as more and more science related to head trauma comes to light.
I'm going to admit that I don't think I understood this at all even 3 days ago. Im still not sure I do. I was in Boston today for a conference the MIT biz school is putting on. It's my 2nd time at... more
Is that really a problem, though? I suppose there is some marketing downside to losing the few athletes that baseball grabs between multiple sport stars now -- some of those guys can be very exciting ... more
People may appreciate the game. But, I think Americans really value stellar athleticism. I know there was a period of time where baseball was being populated by glorified softball players. But I... more
or lack thereof, here's a video of Jaff Decker hitting a nice two-strike homer off a lefty in the AFL. Best part is getting a side-by-side comparisson of both Decker & Gyorko when he crosses home... more
I can pretty much work around the schedule you guys need to keep as long as we're talking about something at 5pm or later. I don't think there is any chance my son gets to play tackle football before ... more
Yeah. From what I can gather, there should be a play-in game on 3/14. Though I can't seem to find a time anywhere. Does around the ballpark area make sense for you guys still? Anytime after 5 would... more
Hey guys - the response didn't seem overwhelming for Tuesday and I know Alan couldn't make it. I just had something come up at work that's going to make it challenging for me too. So...anybody have... more
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