Comments on: B-R Blog End of Season http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16123 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Lawrence Azrin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16123/comment-page-3#comment-187342 Thu, 10 Nov 2011 22:20:51 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16123#comment-187342 Hello, I am _VERY_ late to this discussion, as I went on vacation the day it was announced,and just got back to my normal life a short time ago. Let me echo many others here who lament the end of one of the most intelligent cyberspace locations ever for serious baseball talk. I am glad that Andy is moving this discussion forum over to "High Heat Stats".

I would like to thank the following people for mentioning me by name in this post above:

#24 (Robert Meyer)
#32 (Johnny Twisto)
#91 (John Q)
#128 (Timmy P.)
I also echo the thoughts in #128 (Kahuna Tuna)

I am in awe of the accumulated baseball knowledge that was displayed daily on the blog.

I would also like to thank Sean Forman for taking the time to answer our queries on the end of this blog, I am sure it was not an easy decision.

I will be talking to many of you soon at High Heat Stats .

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By: Mel Skye http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16123/comment-page-3#comment-185305 Tue, 08 Nov 2011 00:18:47 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16123#comment-185305 Thank you for your blog.Really thank you! Much obliged.

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By: Mike Harris http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16123/comment-page-3#comment-183657 Sat, 05 Nov 2011 23:34:52 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16123#comment-183657 I'm really disappointed to read this. Just want to say that this blog caused me to think about the game in ways that had never occurred to me before. Thank you guys for finding new reasons every day for me to love the game than I did the day before.

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By: Tom Schott http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16123/comment-page-2#comment-183533 Sat, 05 Nov 2011 20:00:01 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16123#comment-183533 Just checked out the replacement. High Heat Stats will certainly work for me. Thanks for the quick response, Andy. Best of luck to you all on this new venture.

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16123/comment-page-2#comment-183504 Sat, 05 Nov 2011 19:08:30 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16123#comment-183504 Tom, that's not how Sean works...he's very thorough and methodical. This is an enterprise-wide decision. See my post 197 for a link to the replacement.

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By: Tom Schott http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16123/comment-page-2#comment-183503 Sat, 05 Nov 2011 19:03:13 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16123#comment-183503 This is a terrible disappointment. If I knew what was replacing this wonderful blog, I might be somewhat mollified. But it's hard for me to imagine anything quite like the B-R blog for fun and enlightenment. Is it possible that popular acclaim and consternation might cause you to change your mind?

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16123/comment-page-2#comment-183466 Sat, 05 Nov 2011 18:01:05 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16123#comment-183466 I hope you will come over to High Heat Stats so we can further ruin your life. 🙂

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By: AlbaNate http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16123/comment-page-2#comment-183464 Sat, 05 Nov 2011 17:52:45 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16123#comment-183464 I don't know about the rest of you, but the closing of this blog is probably the best thing that has ever happened to me.

Since I started reading this blog, I have gotten divorced, received a "notice of discipline" at work, and spent hundreds if not thousands of hours reading blog posts when I should have been sleeping, mowing the lawn or perhaps cleaning out my gutters.

So, I'm saddened by this news, but it's probably all for the best.

AlbaNate

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By: Dave V. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16123/comment-page-2#comment-183033 Sat, 05 Nov 2011 03:08:01 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16123#comment-183033 What a big disappointment 🙁

Though I only post here from time to time, I've been a regular reader of the blog for quite a while now. I'll miss it. Like many others who have posted, I'll still come to the site now and then...but it will be far, far less often. I guess I have room for another website to take over the first spot on my Favorites bar now, as there's no need for me to keep this as a featured site any longer unfortunately.

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16123/comment-page-2#comment-182947 Fri, 04 Nov 2011 23:40:40 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16123#comment-182947 It's sort of a vicious cycle. As an author, reading and responding to the comments here (and on High Heat Stats) is almost uniformly a pleasure, even if those comments are correctly my mistakes. On bigger forums (such as the NYT website) it's a lot less pleasant. When I wrote the piece about one game meaning little for Strasburg, their web site was littered with comments like "You'll see Andy's picture next to the word dumbass in the dictionary." There's not a lot you can do with that as an author...then when you don't respond, it just goes downhill from there. I saw Sean attempt to respond once and got flamed even more.

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