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Praise for Hardball Times

by Bill Ferris on December 5, 2005 · 1 comment

in Interviews,Mainstream Media

Detroit Tiger play-by-play voice Dan Dickerson mentions the Hardball Times as “an outstanding site,” in an interview with the Detroit Tigers Weblog. Dickerson cited the internet as a key piece of his research, and singled out THT.

(Okay, so it may be a little cheesy to reference an article from my own site but it is relevant right?)

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Blogger Profile: Seth Stohs

by Bill Ferris on December 5, 2005 · 0 comments

in Blogger Profiles,Interviews

From the Northern reaches of Minnesota, Seth Stohs blogs about the Minnesota Twins, the Vikings, and pretty much everything else that interests him. His blog, Seth Speaks, has been online since May 2003. He’s done several appearances on the Twin Cities sports talk circuit, and the friendly, conversational nature of the blog has earned him 375-450 visitors per day.

BB: When did you become a baseball fan? Did you have a favorite player, a favorite team?
SS: I have been as long as I can remember. My earliest memories are hanging out watching my dad play baseball and softball. I was playing catch with him when I was about 5. As a Minnesota boy, Kirby Puckett was my hero. His major league debut happened when I was eight, and I think it was his name that attracted me to him. I would follow his stats daily, and was so excited when he became a power hitter. I remember watching Game 7 of the 1987 World Series in the basement, by myself, because I was just too nervous to watch it with anyone! 1991 was much the same way. Game 6 was the kind of game that made Puckett more than a hero and put him into the legendary status. I was a Twins fan through the lean years in the late ’90s, rarely missing a game on TV. And it was fun again to watch the Twins become successful the last five years.

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Blogger Profile: David Pinto

by Bill Ferris on November 27, 2005 · 0 comments

in Blogger Profiles,Interviews

David Pinto is the author of the very successful blog, Baseball Musings. Baseball Musings is a general baseball blog and doesn’t cover a specific team. David provides updates from around the majors on a very regular basis – often times making more than a dozen posts a day during the season. Basically, if you want to know what’s happening in baseball, and only have time to read one blog then Baseball Musings should be your pick. In addition to the regular updates, Pinto has also created two very useful tools. One is the Day by Day Database, which allows users to look at a player’s performance over a given period of time, or compare players over a set time period. The second is an advanced defensive measure called the Probablistic Model of Range. In short, PMR controls for a handful of variables, and based on batted balls calculates how many balls a player should track down.

If you’re wondering how Pinto has time to do all this, it’s because he doesn’t have a pesky day job to get in the way. Approximately one year ago, David made blogging his profession.

David has generously agreed to be interviewed as the first Blogger Profile. [click to continue…]

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