The Red Sox have named JetBlue airlines as their official carrier: JetBlue Airways Corporation, Boston’s leading value airline offering more destinations than any other carrier at Logan International Airport, is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with one of the charter teams in the American League of Professional Baseball, becoming the Official Airline of the […]

Thoughts on Jeff Francoeur

Dave O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is one of the handful of newspapers dudes who really gets into blogging. Well, he calls it a blog, but because he’s not really linking to anybody, it’s more of a freewheeling stream-of-consciousness thing. Either way, it’s nice loose Posnanski-lite writing that I tend to enjoy more than your […]

Programming Note

In the past 24 hours or so, I’ve noticed some annoying little bouncy ball ad on the page asking me to click through and take a survey. I hope it’s some problem I alone am having, but if not, please know that THT is not responsible for it and the guys down in the engine […]

Great Moments in Public-Private Synergy

From page SR-7 of the Mitchell Report: I sent a memorandum to every active player in Major League Baseball encouraging each player to contact me or my staff if he had any relevant information. . . . Through their representative, the players Association, I asked each of them to meet with me so that I […]

Today at THT

You know what happiness is? Happiness is having your mother-in-law AND your brother staying with you for a week. Yep it’s a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency in the Calcaterra house. But we’re gonna press on, and we’re gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny effing Kaye. Big Bad Don […]


I wasn’t a big fan of Lance Niekro: First Baseman, but this is something I can get behind: Twenty years have passed since a Niekro threw a knuckleball in a major-league game. Lance Niekro, the longtime Giants infield prospect, now hopes to become the next to keep the family craft alive. Niekro, who as recently […]

Merry Christmas from MLB

CNBC’s Darren Rovell shares the Christmas e-card he (and presumably others) received from Major League Baseball. See it here. If they really wanted to create some marketing synergy they would have put LogoMan in one of them nifty earflap caps. (thanks to Pete Toms who, from what I understand, is really behind in getting his […]