Baltimore Sun baseball writer Peter Schmuck has often been something of a polarizing figure among statheads and blogger-types, but I have usually enjoyed his work and, for some reason, give him a pass when I wouldn’t give other writers one for the same content. Don’t ask me why. Maybe it’s because his self-deprecating shtick seems more genuinely self-deprecating than that of other guys who do it. Maybe it’s because I like Baltimore a lot and the juju of the place works to his benefit in my psyche. Hard to say, but I kind of like the guy.
Today Russ Smith of Splice Today interviews Schmuck about spring training, the Orioles, and the prospect of the first $10 light beer in baseball stadium history.