Podcast(!) & other updates

I should have put this up a couple of hours ago when it would have been an advance notice, but I wasn’t able to get to it in time. I’ll just have to live with that.

The regularly scheduled, bi-weekly podcast with Bill and The Common Man from the Platoon Advantage just wrapped up. Bill wasn’t able to make it, but we were able to rope the wonderful Joe Tetreault from TetreaultVision.com into joining along. We talked about Tyler Colvin and broken bats around the league, the worthy & presumptive AL/NL MVPs, the most devastating potential playoff injuries, and JD Drew. We even threw in some Buffy/Joss Whedon talk for good measure. Be sure to give the podcast a listen when it’s finally able to download over at Blog Talk Radio.

I also wanted to take a moment to share some links about the Tyler Colvin incident from earlier in the week. As you can expect, I wasn’t the only person to want to talk about it. Jason Rosenberg, from It’s About the Money, Stupid – who has been all over this broken bat thing for well over a year – had quite a bit to say about it. Check out his archives.

And a lot of credit is due to Jason for helping steer the national conversation around the topic. SBNation Chicago, the Chicago Tribune, Buster Olney, Big League Stew, and Jeff Passan are just a few of the bigger entities to give the issue some play. The more discussion on something like this, the better.

Lastly, I wanted to point out this post over at the essential Hardball Times. The 2011 version of The Hardball Times Annual is now available for pre-order and will be shipping in early October. The Annual is always great and includes terrific pieces from some of the best writers around. Which confuses me, because I’ll be contributing two pieces myself: one covering the home runs hit in the league this year and another discussing the fan experience in the 21st century.

I’m very excited to be a part of this (as you can well-imagine). If you’re at all interested in the Annual, give Dave’s piece a read and think about pre-ordering it.

Larry Granillo

About Larry Granillo

Larry Granillo has been writing Wezen Ball since 2008 and has dealt with such touchy topics as Charlie Brown's baseball stats and Ferris Bueller's day off. In 2010, he got the bright idea to time every home run trot in baseball; he has been missing ever since.