Today at THT

It’s four in the morning, the end of December. I’m writing you now just to see if you’re better. New Albany is cold, but I like where I’m living. There’s music on Market Street all through the evening. OK, I’m sorry for that Leonard.

  • Last week professional ethicist Jack Marshall wrote a piece in which he explained why Barry Bonds is different — in a bad way — from every other steroid user and how it is a good thing that he has been shunned, tarred, feathered, and whatever else. The piece caused quite a stir. It ticked off John Brattain in particular, and today he has a reply to Marshall. If anyone cares, I am with Brattain. There are many reasons for this, but chief among them is that I cannot accept Marshall’s argument that baseball’s hands are morally or ethically clean on steroids in light of the Mitchell Report and thus I cannot accept the notion of baseball rejecting Barry Bonds as some sort of pariah based on it. This is especially true when there are so many other legitimate reasons to reject Barry Bonds. Anyway, read Brattain’s piece, because it’s a good one.
  • Brian Borawski checks out the last week in the business of baseball.
  • Tuck! gets all pharmaceutical on us.
  • Finally, over at Fantasy Focus, Jonathan Halket discusses how to value various stats for your fantasy league. Given that I have just joined a league in which the standings will be based purely on catcher’s interference, I found this article particularly enlightening.
  • Given the holiday and the drinking and the revelry and whatnot, it will be a bit slower than usual in these parts today, but things should get back to normal soon. In the meantime, have a safe and happy new year, everyone.

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    APBA Guy
    APBA Guy

    Happy new year Craig-Your left coast readers will toast you at at midnight our time! A little Napa Valley Schramsburg Brut Rose should do it.