So what if real baseball is back, let’s get weird again!
I haven’t talked about much about Divergent League (What is Divergent League?), the atemporal fantasy sports thing I run, here. My Patreon is usually kept up to date, but let’s get some cross-posting going on. Marketing 101.
The 1977 postseason has begun, and the White Sox, Yankees, Reds, and Pirates are vying for the coveted Bip Roberts Memorial Cup Even Though He’s Still Alive. We’re streaming games live every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday at 3:30pm PDT on Twitch. Join us!
[There Is But One Game & That Game Is Baseball][link].
A gorgeous, well-written, bit of reading material for your Wednesday. Play ball. via [@mattfraction][via]
[link]: http://eephusleague.com/magazine/ “Eephus League Magazine”
[via]: http://twitter.com/mattfraction “Matt Fraction on Twitter”
[We’ll never really know, but Eddie Cicotte said so…][link]
[link]: http://blog.chicagohistory.org/index.php/2011/04/did-the-cubs-lose-the-1918-ws-on-purpose/ “Chicago History Museum | Blog » Blog Archive » Did the Cubs lose the 1918 WS on purpose?”
[Baseball great Bob Feller passed away this week at the age of 92. He left his Cleveland Indians during the prime of his career to fighting WWII, enlisting two days after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.][link]
[link]: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/17/sports/baseball/17reflect.html?_r=1 “Joining the Navy After Pearl Harbor, in Bob Feller’s Own Words – NYTimes.com”
[Even as a visceral anti-Yankees guy, this brings me no joy. Steinbrenner demanded the best from his staff and players at all times.][link]
[link]: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/14/sports/baseball/14steinbrenner.html?_r=2&hp=&pagewanted=all “George Steinbrenner, Yankees’ Owner, Dies at 80”
[Sabermetrics turns Baseball into a math nerd’s game.][link] I find nothing wrong with that whatsoever.
[link]: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/100402 “Bill Simmons: Finally on board the sabermetrics revolution – ESPN”
Converted from the [publically-available CSV on the official Cubs site][csv], and massaged into SQL by yours truly for the forthcoming relaunch of a project and made available because I googled and found nothing.
[csv]: http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/schedule/downloadable.jsp?c_id=chc “Cubs 2010 Schedule Downloads on MLB.com”
**Download**: [Cubs 2010 Schedule SQL File][sql] 8kb zipped.
[sql]: http://extrafuture.s3.amazonaws.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/cubs_2010_schedule.sql_.zip “Cubs 2010 Schedule SQL”
[Good news for Cubs fans][link]. I’ve always through Maddux would be a great teacher. Now we’ll all find out how right I was.
[link]: http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100111&content_id=7900712&vkey=news_chc&fext=.jsp&c_id=chc&partnerId=rss_chc “Maddux joins Cubs as assistant to GM | cubs.com: News”
[Canada’s answer to minor league baseball, established 1919][link]. The Toronto Maple Leafs Baseball Club play 5 minutes away from my house.
[link]: http://www.theibl.ca/ “Intercounty Baseball League – Established 1919”
My [single-serving][single] site, [didthecubswintoday.com][link], is covering the Chicago Cubs 2009 season with all-new guts. Game results are not easily tweetable, and navigation has been much improved.
[link]: http://didthecubswintoday.com/ “Did The Cubs Win Today?”
[single]: http://kottke.org/08/02/single-serving-sites “Single Serving Sites”