So the Super Bowl’s over, you can’t stand hockey or basketball, and you hope summer’s here soon. What’s a guy to do? Prepare for baseball, of course!
- Wait, you’re telling me that Terry Francona‘s book has poor representations of the Red Sox owners? Golly gee willikers, Batman, I never would have expected that! (Andrew Zimbalist: ‘Francona’ Filled With Inaccurate Portrayals)
- It’s almost time to travel on down to Ft. Myers. But this time, there’s distinctly less noise surrounding the Sox. Which, in retrospect, may be exactly what they need. (Points of interest in Florida)
- First base is secure in Boston for 2013 – that much is known. But who will play behind Mike Napoli and do the most important job of all: talk to opposing players? (Red Sox depth chart: Some first impressions)
- The Red Sox ended up not losing the other Chris Carpenter. You’d think that’s good, until you see his walk rates. Yeesh. (Red Sox retain RHP Chris Carpenter)
- Boston signed J.D. Durbin to a minor league deal, so, naturally, a crack reporter investigated the real name of J.D. (J.D. Durbin And The Smurfs)
- “Make peace, not WAR!” they cry, while setting up a giant strawman argument to make themselves look misinformed. (It’s getting scary out there, in Baseballand.)
- The famous pocket-tweeter, Peter Gammons, is loving all that Fangraphs stuff. Who would’ve guessed, with his single letter tweets and all? (Peter Gammons’ Most Elaborate Pocket Tweet Yet)
Baseball attendance has been on the rise in recent years. There’s no harm in getting a few more people to jump on the see-ball-hit-ball bandwagon.