Archive for December 2008

Ever work in retail? I worked at the office supply counter at the Ohio State Bookstore for a couple of years when I was in college. The worst thing ever was when it was five minutes from closing, you were all set to bust out of there and go throw back beers at Larry’s (RIP), […]

Ever want to know what it’s like to be a scout? Here’s one guy’s experience. My guess is that it’s a fake article. Why? Not a single mention of cigars, cheap whiskey or pork pie hats. Based on all of the baseball movies I’ve seen, scouts always have that stuff.

You may still think that Selig and Fehr are liars, but Congress doesn’t: The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said Tuesday that it was satisfied with the explanations provided by Commissioner Bud Selig and Donald Fehr, the executive director of the players union, about the accuracy of their testimony and that of other […]

It’s four in the morning, the end of December. I’m writing you now just to see if you’re better. New Albany is cold, but I like where I’m living. There’s music on Market Street all through the evening. OK, I’m sorry for that Leonard. Last week professional ethicist Jack Marshall wrote a piece in which […]

How many points is a home run worth?

The latest in the business of baseball.

Some thoughts on Jack Marshall’s recent article

Happy New Year everyone!

In this corner, you have a Jayson Stark report in which an anonymous source claims that the Dodgers have called Adam Dunn’s agent either because they’ve moved on from all of the Manny drama, or because they want to pressure Ramirez. In this corner, you have a Bill Shaikin report in which Adam Dunn — […]

If, at around 9:30 this morning, you did a Google News search for “baseball,” these two articles would have showed up right at the top: 1. “Yankees’ spending could hurt baseball“; and 2. “The Marlins, not the Yankees, are Killing Baseball.” Hurm. The first article is an editorial from a somewhat venerable newspaper of record […]