Martinez Update

Earlier today the Chronicle was reporting that Joe Martinez only had a concussion, but apparently there are some broken bones too: Further tests revealed three hairline fractures in the skull of Giants rookie Joe Martinez, who was struck by a Mike Cameron liner in the ninth inning of Thursday’s 7-1 victory against Milwaukee. The fractures […]

Maz’s Wall

Earlier this week I took shots at ballclubs and architects for manufacturing history and nostaliga in the service of their new ballparks. I’ll probably never be a fan of that. Real history, however? That’s another story altogether: Mazeroski Way now leads to Bill Mazeroski’s wall at PNC Park. The Pittsburgh Pirates have restored the section […]

Madoff’s seats

I recall seeing a couple of weeks ago that Bernie Madoff’s seats were going to be sold off, but I didn’t realize that they were going on eBay: The two tickets for Monday’s Citi Field opener owned by Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities were bid up to $1,925 by noon EDT Friday on eBay. Seats […]

Big League Clubz

Schlotzsky’s is still around? Do you know anyone who has eaten at one in like five years? Consumers seeking more bang for their dining-out buck need look no farther than participating Schlotzsky’s restaurants. Between now and May 31, the bases are loaded with three rookie players from the newly formed, highly stacked Big League Clubz […]

Cubs fans, real and phony

After the Red Sox won the World Series in 2004, it became apparent that there was a serious schism in Red Sox Nation, with old timers who were around — or who at least claimed to be around — back in the bad old days and who wore their suffering on their sleeve on the […]

My Morning in Exile

As I’ve mentioned a couple of times, I’m now contributing to a group blog over at NBC in addition to my Shysterbally duties. We’re still working the kinks out, but as of today there’s five days worth of content under our belts, and it’s starting to feel a bit more normal. The THT folks have […]

2009 Salaries

Today your installment of sports business porn is supplied by Maury Brown, who has gathered all of the salary info for 2009. Included is average salary per League and division, some top 10 lists, etc. Insert your “but they’re playing a game” complaint in the comments.

Comment of the Day

This comes in response to Wednesday’s grouchy mocking of the Todd Stottlemyre-funded Twitter/day-trading venture, StockTwits.com: As a fan of both Twitter and StockTwits (though I know one of the founders…), I have to step up to defend StockTwits. It’s a bit unfair to condemn it… Twitter, when used properly, becomes an amazingly useful information and […]

And That Happened

Blue Jays 6, Tigers 2: The Rick Porcello era gets off to a somewhat rocky start (5 IP, 9 H, 4 ER). But don’t worry: the Tim Lincecum Era began with five runs on five hits in four and a third. Wait, maybe you should worry, because before I found Lincecum’s bad first performance I […]

Roster Doctor – 4/10/09

Welcome to THT Fantasy’s Roster Doctor. If you’d like your team to be analyzed by one of our fantasy baseball experts, please send your full roster to this address. Also be sure to include your league’s player pool (mixed, AL-only, NL-only), number of teams, scoring format (roto, head-to-head, points, etc.), categories, whether or not it’s […]