Join Kevin Goldstein and Steven Goldman every Sunday on BP's new SiriusXM show!
In partnership with SiriusXM, Baseball Prospectus is pleased to announce that on Sunday, July 17, we will begin a new radio show, MLB Roundtrip with Baseball Prospectus, co-hosted by BP’s Kevin Goldstein and Steven Goldman with Sirius XM veteran Mike Ferrin. Appearing every Sunday on SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio channel at 11 PM eastern, the program will feature three hours of the quirky and original analysis, insight, and humor for which BP has become known since its founding in 1996.
“Everyone at Baseball Prospectus is excited to be involved with MLB Network Radio,” said co-host Goldstein. “With both Mike and Steven on board, the amount of wit and baseball intelligence in the room is staggering and we look forward to entertaining, informing, and interacting with our fans and listeners.”
Presenting a sample of writing from Opening Days gone by.
On a day of new beginnings, let's welcome one more: The Wayback Blog. From time to time, we'll be using this platform to highlight articles in our archives that might not merit the full reprint treatment in The BP Wayback Machine, but that still deserve to see the light of day. With Opening Day upon us, I thought it might make sense to bring together some of our work devoted to past Opening Days as a reminder of the feelings, reactions, and analyses that the occasion has prompted over the past several years. To some extent, this is the Joe Sheehan show, since Joe has long been both a tireless crusader against the tyranny of small sample size and a man who enjoys his Opening Days, but I managed to dig up some Opening Day-related articles by other authors, as well as a few staff roundtables that might be fun to revisit with the benefit of hindsight.
All of these articles have been unlocked, so even if you're not (yet!) a subscriber, you're free to enjoy them in their entirety.
How many of the last millenium's burning baseball questions remain unanswered over a decade down the road?
While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.
Over 11 years after their publication in Baseball Prospectus 2000, how many of Keith's questions for a new millenium have we already set to rest?
A recap of the January 29, 2011 Baseball Prospectus SABR Day event at Foley's NY.
Many of you have asked for a recap of the Baseball Prospectus SABR Day event, and believe me, we haven't forgotten. We've been waiting for the video from January 29th to be cut and edited, and now that we have a final product, it's time to share it with you.
Baseball Prospectus is looking for interns for 2011. We're looking for applicants for the spring (or immediately, if available now) and summer academic quarters. Before applying, please ensure that you can devote at least 10 hours per week to tasks including, but not limited to, interesting and rewarding baseball stuff. Internships are unpaid other than the famous free Baseball Prospectus Premium subscription for life, and you must receive college credit for your internship.
A look at our article aging curve and the most prolific authors of BP's past and present.
Baseball Prospectus rests on a foundation laid in large part by dissecting baseball numbers, but we’ve rarely turned the same inquisitive statistical eye inward. That’s as it should be, since despite our occasional delusions of grandeur, we know that you come here to consume the sausage, not to see it made (the sausage, in this case, being baseball writing). Still, in light of our recent roster additions and ongoing Wayback Machine series, I thought it might be fun to see how far we—and by "we," I mean the site, since I haven’t been around all that long—have come by looking back at our article publication trends and most prolific authors since our online incarnation went live in 1997.
All told, we’ve published 12,500 pieces of writing on the site—a number that will have been eclipsed by the time you read this sentence. The discrepancy between that total and the recent article ID numbers that show up in our URLs can be attributed almost entirely to unpublished drafts. (For those of you hoping for a Great Lost BP Album, forget it—most of them are blank.) At last count, 195 souls have gone far enough wrong somewhere in life to receive their own Baseball Prospectus bylines (most recently Alan M. Nathan, who by all accounts is quite a respectable fellow in other respects).
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As you hopefully already knew, the Internet Baseball Awards balloting is now open. As always, the IBAs are completely free--we just need you to have any level of Baseball Prospectus account so we can verify who is voting--and voting qualifies you to win a year of Baseball Prospectus Premium. The IBAs are the longest-running online balloting for baseball awards that we know of--predating Baseball Prospectus itself by years--and we're proud of the decisions our voters have made throughout the years. If you haven't already cast your ballot, we hope you'll do so.
To set up PECOTA week, here's a look back at how the sausage was made.
Welcome to PECOTA week here at Baseball Prospectus. All week, we'll be running content on the state of our projection system, covering where we're at and where we're going. To kick things off, let's pull back the curtain and have a look at the history of PECOTA production, which should answer a lot of questions readers have asked.
It's taken a while, but I think I finally have the structure of the book laid out. I played around with writing it chronologically, which would have enhanced the biographical aspects, but instead, it will be organized by topic. The following list isn't final, but you can expect sections to include:
Tom Ricketts is living it up on his first Opening Day as the Cubs' owner.
Tom Ricketts arrived at Wrigley Field at 6 a.m. this morning. He spent the next few hours posing for pictures and doing interviews. He was on CNBC's "The Call" explaining how the introduction of bison products is going to rally the Cubs to their first world title since the Teddy Roosevelt administration. Well, he didn't exactly put it like that, but he is confident that the denizens of Wrigley Field are going to love the buffalo burgers being served downstairs. I, myself, am very fond of buffalo burgers. I may get one after the game.