Starting today, the daily "And That Happend" recaps are going to be available on the THT Daily page at The Hardball Times. No worries though: If you're the sort of person for whom THT makes you break out in hives as a result of mathaphobia, it will still be here as well. It's a win-win, really. I get to mooch off of their considerable traffic and prestige and they get, well, um, not a hell of a lot, actually. I guess I am prone to making the occasional obscure joke, and that has to count for something. Let's just call it win-charity, OK?
Going forward, I may very well be popping up with other things on THT from time to time as well. Not a ton, of course. They actually have, you know, writing standards and stuff, so unless and until I'm able to drop my cynicism and develop an attention span, those contributions may be sporadic at best. We'll see, though, and obviously I'll link to anything I do for THT here.
Some other things may be happening soon as well, but I'll leave that until they actually do. If I'm honest I worry about that sort of thing ["change bad! grunt, grunt, scratch"], and for that reason I really, really want you to let me know what, if anything, you think about any changes that happen around here. If I'm focusing too much on stuff you don't care about, let me know. If I'm being unfair to your team or your favorite player, tell me. If you liked me better back when I played folk songs and simply can't stand the electric stuff, feel free to call me Judas. I'm a big boy I can take it.
Ultimately I realize that nothing that will ever happen to me in the writing/baseball world would (will?) happen without the support and loyalty of the handful of people who started reading this site last year and who, for the most part, still form the vital core of the ShysterBall readership. I write this stuff for you guys (I'm aware of a handful of women too, but it's pretty much a sausage party around these parts, so forgive my use of the male pronoun). You know who you are.