Baseball Toaster was unplugged on February 4, 2009.
The GM meetings start today in Palm Springs California, but the morning papers are almost completely without any baseball stories. (Shrug.) Ah, welcome to the winter. It's too early still for trades and signings and the 2005 awards are just starting to trickle in (Steve Lombardi and David Pinto do have their paws on the latest Bill James Handbook though, and are finding it to be tons'o'fun.) One item of note around these parts is that today marks the start of Bronx Banter's fourth year. My first post appeared on November 7, 2002. The subject: Bill James joining the Red Sox.
I mean, c'mon people, enough with this horseshit already! Leave Aroduy alone, already.
Where's the mocking of Vlad for his pathetic showing in this, and last year's, playoffs?
sheesh, the piling on has got to stop. The guy's about to win the friggin' MVP, for god's sake!
(aok, I'm calm now)
Past that, pretty much every other 'writer' on that site is a hack, with a very specific (and obvious) axe to grind. Shanoff, Hruby, etc. are scribes I avoid like the plague. Caple is the guy that irks me the most- that inane college cartoon is a little creepy, and when his work ends up in the actual MLB section of ESPN, it drives their cred down even further in my eyes. He seems like the kind of guy that would come back to homecoming when you were in college, and hit on your girlfriend while his wife is 20 yards away talking with other wives.
Great site, great analysis and it seems to attract some smart ass Yankee fans. I'm still wondering how despite all that I was still given an account here. Oh well....
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