By The Common Man
All in all, it was an incredibly busy and successful day yesterday in the life of this new little venture. The blog had its highest day of traffic in its history, and the response from you all has been terrific. Please know that we are working on a couple of small technical issues, but that we are focused on continuing to provide you with excellent content in the meantime, and to earn our keep here on The Sweetspot Network.
Because of yesterday’s big craziness, which included the big rollout and a podcast, TCM is going to take it easy today with some links and some brief observations throughout the day.
First up, did someone say podcast? Indeed, last night, The Common Man was joined by his partner BILL and by Lar of Wezenball to talk some baseball. And thank God, because with the Twins losing 6-1, TCM didn’t have the stomach to watch anymore. The topics of conversation ranged far and wide, beginning with a brief recap Lar’s trip to the SABR Convention in Atlanta before getting down to the serious business of the Don Wakamatsu firing and what’s wrong with the Mariners (and who’s to blame). We also discussed which teams that are out of contention this year are likely to bounce back strong in 2011, and which contenders may fall back. And just before briefly touching on the basebrawl between the Reds and Cardinals, we also discussed A-Rod hitting 600, Derek Jeter passing Babe Ruth, and how and why the conceptions of what constitutes a “milestone” may be changing. Give us a listen: