Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Shysterball on the move

I've made it clear many times how helpful and thoughtful Craig "Shysterball" Calcaterra has been to me since I launched this blog 11 months ago. I had toyed with the idea of doing something like this for a while but would always find an excuse. Then, by chance, I saw a chat from Rob Neyer that asked him which blogs he liked to read and one he mentioned was Shysterball. Once I saw what Craig did, how he did it while holding down a busy full-time career, and making it look both easy and fun....I decided to take the leap.

Except that he makes it look much easier than it really is. And that's a tribute to his talents.

I probably owe most of my readership to Shysterball in one way or another. For that, I am grateful. That you guys keep coming back is more meaningful than you can imagine.

So now, Craig is moving on from the lonely, independent blogosphere to the higher rent district known as The Hardball Times. I couldn't be happier for him. Craig had his "And That Happened" daily recap picked up by Studes & Co. at THT last season, so this is only an extension of an already successful relationship. Craig's off-beat, witty and astute voice will ring loudly in the super-analytical realm of THT. Success is inevitable.

I wish them all the luck in the world.


Craig Calcaterra said...

Thanks Jason. Just know, however, that not much is going to change. The only change I can even think of, really, is that if I come visit you in New York, I may duck down in the car if we drive by any, you know, people or anything. Don't take it personally.

Jason @ IIATMS said...

You don't have to do that, CC. People turn away from me when they see me coming anyways.