Sorry for the long delay without at least touching base, I hope not to be away for as long in the future. And I wanted to thank everyone for the kind notes and emails I received after announcing that I was headed to write for Cut4. I really appreciated them and was glad to hear from so many of you.
It’s been a blast working over there and getting to write with some really phenomenal people, so here are just a few links to things that, if for some reason you weren’t constantly refreshing the Cut4 page, you may have missed:
Brooklyn Cyclones to host Seinfeld night complet with Keith Hernandez ‘magic loogie’ bobblehead. Yes, it’s as amazing as it sounds.
Vin Scully and Jon Miller announce lineups. It’s a fun clip, though I’m particularly enthralled with Vin Scully yelping, “Yay!”
Daniel Bryan’s “Yes!” chant has spread to Pirates dugout. I may not know a lot, or anything, about wrestling, but I do enjoy a good choreographed team-building exercise.
Can you spot what’s out of place in this Ryan Dempster-at-Wrigley photo? It’s really tricky, recommended only for the most advanced I Spy players.
And finally, the last thing I did before heading over to Cut4, I recorded a short essay for David Temple’s wonderful Stealing Home podcast on some fun ways to spice up Opening Day. Not that it needs it or anything, the day is already my favorite non-spooky holiday of the year.
And because i’m not a complete narcissist, here are two pieces that I had nothing to do with that you should really check out if you haven’t.
First, Yasiel Puig’s harrowing journey to America is an absolute must-read and will certainly change the way you view the player.
And second, on the Effectively Wild podcast, Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller spoke to Alejandro Aldama of the Independent Group for Baseball Investigation. Basically, the man responsible for bringing sabermetric research to Cuban baseball. It’s incredibly interesting hearing about that country’s own statistical revolution and how it differs from ours.