Just a note that starting today, I’m going to be writing a
semiweekly (that’s the every-two-weeks one, right?) biweekly column titled “The Payoff Pitch” for my old friends at Baseball Prospectus. The topic will be all things baseball and economic; it’s subscription-only (though there may be a few freebies here and there), but subs are just $39.95 for the year, which gets you 26 of my columns plus a zillion other articles on all things baseball. First up: An in-depth look at what’s the deal with the Oakland A’s never-ending San Jose move plans?
Also on the A’s front: Newballpark.org notes that the Oakland Tribune reported recently that two player agents say players are spurning Oakland because their team sucks, not because the Coliseum sucks, as team execs have insisted. Maybe that’ll be the topic of my next column.