For those of you who consider yourself baseball fans but don't check this site daily (if not pay for the membership so you can read all the premium content and peep the PECOTA cards, which have essentially rendered me useless since they came out in early Feb) are really missing out. It's not just for stat geeks; BP's best attribute is that it features a wide variety of writers, all of whom approach their respective stories with varying (and, often, nuanced) perspectives. Plus one of the managing editors is transgender! Tell me one other legitimate sports media outlet so progressive that it doesn't even blink over that ish.
I don't really know why I'm plugging the site so much, but I really do love it.
But since you probably want something interesting, here's a little bit of Steve Phillips sunshine on the Josh Hamilton situation:
I am not trying to be insensitive. In fact, I am rooting for Josh Hamilton to do very well. If I was a general manager I would want him in my organization to serve as an example of redemption and perseverance. I just wouldn't have picked him in the Rule 5 draft and made the statement that he deserves to be a major leaguer right now. It sends the wrong message to all of the hardworking, dedicated young men who are paying the price to get to the major leagues. Not to mention that it sends the wrong message to Hamilton.Huh? This is a sports page, right? Between this and the impending Sports Illustrated cover story, I'm wondering if any sports writers would actually like to talk about sports some time. After all the moralistic hand-wringing over PEDs, I've had just about enough of these morons trying to ape Bill Bennett.
p.s. -- The Blogger spell check feature doesn't recognize the word "transgender." Can you believe these genderists, Smoove?