August 27, 2002
The Daily Prospectus
AdministriviaSince I have a case of writer's block that could cause Stephen King to cut back to a novel a week or so, I thought I'd lean on some administrative announcements today.
We're working on getting player cards up again. We realize they've been down a while, and we're kind of rolling that project up into a few other things that we're changing on the back end.
Wanted: about 100 BP readers, both regular and intermittent, to review and provide guidance on new features and products. You'll get to see potential products and features (both winners and losers) ahead of time, and offer your insight as to how things can be improved. We can only offer our sincere gratitude in terms of compensation. Email us if you're interested.
At this point in time, no one on the BP staff is interested in sharing any of the $126 million your father/uncle/business associate has locked away in a Nigerian Bank. It just seems wrong to receive something for nothing, especially when all you ask is to know our checking account numbers.
Look for a HACKING MASS update in this space soon. Fair warning: Someone emailed me bragging about their team containing Tony Clark, Greg Vaughn, and Cesar Izturis, so it could well be a runaway for whoever that guy is. Also, there's one email@example.com with a really bizarre entry, laced with profanity that could make some of Cher's dates blush. The team looks pretty solid, though.
There will be a Pizza Feed this Thursday evening, August 29, at 7:00, at the Round Table Pizza at 3393 Port Chicago Hwy in Concord, CA. We're trying to respond to people's requests, so this venue was chosen in large part due to its proximity to public transit. (The Round Table Pizza in question is about four long blocks from the North Concord BART Station.) I think there's a 50/50 chance that we'll have a new labor agreement by that time. If there is, we'll try to focus on what the structure of the new deal means for MLB and individual teams. Sorry for the late notice, and I hope you can come out and join us.
Gary Huckabay is an author of Baseball Prospectus. You can contact him by clicking here.