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We're 15 today.

On September 19, 1996, we registered the domain name baseballprospectus.com.  At the time, the main reason we wanted the site is so all our Usenet friends and customers could get more information about the Baseball Prospectus annual, which we'd just self-published with an imposing print run of about 200.  We decided to court the dozens of potential baseball-literate Internet surfers who were candidates to send us money for a copy of Baseball Prospectus 1997 by offering the 1996 book in its entirety on the site.  To celebrate our quinceañera, we've restored the 1996 book from the archives.  If you weren't one of the lucky few to get a beauty like this in your hands, please enjoy Baseball Prospectus 1996 through the magic of the Internet.

 We're celebrating our fifteen years on the web with a Big September event, rolling out improvements, changes, new features, and some other good stuff. We're keeping the good times rolling by offering one of our biggest discounts ever on a yearly subscription: a big $6 off of normal purchase price, for a very limited time only.  Just use coupon code BIGSEPT when you sign up for a new subscription, or renew your current subscription, and take advantage of the savings.  This coupon code has a limited number of revocations, and when it's gone, it's gone–so what are you waiting for?

Here's the rundown of what we've announced as part of Big September thus far:

We've got a lot more in store for you in Big September–stay tuned, and remember, coupon code BIGSEPT gives you $6 off the normal price of a subscription for a limited time only.  We've extended the promotion through the beginning of October, so use that coupon today!

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JimmyJack
9/19
"Big September" sounds like a band Kevin & Jason would feature on the podcast. Maybe they already have...
JimmyJack
9/19
Anyway, thank you for $6 savings (and all the cool upgrades). I'll re-up right away!
dpease
9/19
thanks for reading!
Tythelip
9/19
I guess the daily Hit List experiment lasted one week.
dpease
9/19
we don't guarantee Hit List will be published at a certain time any day, but its coming. Thanks for your attention and patience.
Oleoay
9/19
I thought he was referring to "with new commentary on all 30 teams every weekday." with weekday highlighted in bold.
PBSteve
9/19
It's right here: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/hitlist/?thisdate=2011-09-19
Oleoay
9/19
The $6 savings aren't retroactive though, are they? Does this really affect that many subscribers? I just have a hard time figuring out how many people that are interested in baseball statistics enough to want to subscribe would wait until September to sign up when November (once the season is over and fantasy keeper leagues start) or February (before spring training) would seem like more common months to sign up. Not that I'm a great example because I signed up in a June, but still..
dpease
9/19
no, it wouldn't be a limited offer if it were retroactive. We are offering interested new parties and loyal subscribers the option to add a year of BP to their account for about a 20% savings. If you don't expire for six months you can still purchase at the lower price now.
ProudestMonkey
9/19
I usually renew in March, but with this deal I'm reupping now. I'm guessing I'm not alone in that. Good way to get some cash on hand now for BP and for me to extend my subscription a year on the cheap. Win-win
rjwhite01
9/19
This is great, and a lot of fun to read. Thanks much Here's a random comment from the '96 Prospectus: "Skinny swingman who has good control of the corners of the strike zone. His K rate seemed to jump up a little as of late, and if that's development rather than a fluke, this kid could really be something special. Looks way too skinny to be durable, but you never know." You never do know, and yes, the kid did become something special -- Mariano Rivera.
dianagramr
9/19
and this edition includes the Cardinals!
dpease
9/19
darn it, I did forget to mention that we remembered the Cardinals this time.
Oleoay
9/19
As a Cubs fan, I try to forget the Cardinals as much as possible.
mattidell
9/20
Speaking of elite closers... "Trevor Hoffman, who struggled with his location last year but has as good a fastball as anyone in the league..."
Oleoay
9/19
I think the Cubs led the BP Annual in future baseball analysts (Glanville, Grace, Dibble). Also, nice to see Turk Wendell's name again.
lebowski81
9/20
From the Tigers writeup: "All of these moves were made by outgoing GM Joe Klein, which should be remembered three years from now when everyone is singing the praises of Randy Smith for his rebuilding of the Tigers." It's like a flashback to a trauma I'd mistakenly thought I was over.
jhardman
9/20
The 1996 Baseball prospectus just reminds me of the conversations from rec.sport.baseball. Yes, it's much cleaner now and yes, I have to pay for it. :-) However, I so enjoyed throttling everyone year over year in my roto leagues because of the details from the great contributors of the day, and now it is not such a huge advantage anymore. I sincerely hope Rany gets a decent team to cheer for soon. He hasn't had one since those days....
Oleoay
9/21
I loved Rob and Rany on the Royals
Michael
9/23
Rany's blog is still very good if you have the time to read his long entries.
jhardman
9/20
And speaking of Rany or other folks who wait decades for a good team... Reading the Rangers entry is like reading the prelude to Jamey Newberg's idea (The Newberg Report) that liberated Ranger fans from the gates of hell. Worst. Farm. System. Ever. I guess the foot's on the other hand now. :-)
brucegilsen
9/22
I love you guys, but I'd love you more if the long-promised ability to search comments would be implemented. I leave a comment and I'd love to know if there was feedback but can't remember where I posted.
fatted
9/22
I'm re-upping now with this discount and am very pleased with my subscription, but will echo other comments and say I'd love a way to track my comments or other peoples and the responses to them.
dkarpis
9/23
While I appreciate the discount to renew, I'll wait and bet that the dollar will continue to plummet
dpease
9/23
we're waiting until then to raise the base subscription price!