22nd March 2008
I either got one heck of a compliment, or I am officially the poster child for OCD.
Rob Neyer was talking of an article by my Baseball Prospectus colleague and newly found friend, Rany Jazayerli on, you guessed it, the Royals.
Rany is going over 25 reasons why the Royals will be better next season, and when he got to Reason #10: The Money, he contacted me for some data for the article.
Yes, I’m digressing here, but on Monday, Neyer wrote on his ESPN blog:
Rany’s finally found his destiny, writing regularly and lengthily about his favorite team, all by himself (in addition to being a doctor and a father and writing for Baseball Prospectus; the guy’s got more energy than anybody I know this side of Maury Brown).
So, knowing Rob, I’m guessing this is a compliment. Now, whether I’m a prodigious publisher of good content, is the question.
If one wonders where my energy goes, well… you’re about to find out.
Each day I hit the laptop just as early possible, and many times, it’s the last thing I’m tending to before the head hits the pillow (yes, I do have a life beyond this that is more important, like my understanding and beautiful wife, and two boys). In-between, I’m publishing the work you will find on the Business of Sports Network sites (see the images across the right for “The Biz of…”)
When I am heads down researching or reading sports as entertainment the following is where I go.
This listing is far from everything I hit in a given day (approx. 50 newspaper websites each day are not listed, as well as stops at the MLB, NBA, NHL, and NFL media-only sites multiple times a day), and I’m apologizing right now to those I miss and add in later.
Here they are by my screwy categories, none of which are in a particular order. It all depends on the news of the day, and my OCD mood:
Spanning the Globe
My must stops daily, as they find what I miss
- Baseball Think Factory
- Dave Rouleau
- Brian Borawski
- Kevin (‘Duk) Kaduk – Yahoo!’s Big League Stew
- AOL Fanhouse
Just The Facts
News, and Nothing But
- Yahoo! Sports Newswire
- ESPN Baseball Newswire
- Sports Business Journal
- Yahoo! Sports
- The Sporting News
- Sports Business Daily
- Bloomberg News (Sports)
- Broadcasting and Cable
- Team Marketing Report
The places that really make me think
- Baseball Prospectus
- The Hardball Times
- The Baseball Analysts
- Rob Neyer’s ESPN Blog
- Tango on Baseball
- Football Outsiders
- Basketball Prospectus
- Beyond the Boxscore
- J.C. Bradbury’s Sabernomics
- Field of Schemes
- Henry Abbott’s TrueHoop
- Jeff Euston’s Cot’s Contracts
- David Friedman’s 20 Second Timeout
- Squawking Baseball
Great Content, Period
Reporting the news as it breaks, analysis, and more
- Ken Rosenthal
- Jeff Passan
- Rob Neyer
- Joe Posnanski
- Jayson Stark
- Tim Lemke
- Chris Isidore
- Michael Hiestand
- Jim Baker (and Jim Baker)
- Nate Silver
- John Brattain (and John Brattain)
- Salon’s King Kaufman
- Craig (The Shyster) Calcaterra
- Rany Jazayerli
- Dan Fox
- Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog
- Celtics Blog
- Awful Announcing
- The Big Lead
- Joe Siegler’s Ranger Fans
- David Pinto’s Baseball Musings
- 38 Pitches
- Athletics Nation
- Brock for Broglio
- Peter Abraham’s LoHud Yankees Blog
- Home Run Derby
- Detroit Bad Boys
When Sports Is Entertainment
Places where Sports and Entertainment Collide
On Occasion, Let’s Discuss
Places Where I Chat
Don’t forget… Maury holds the right to add to this list as his memory gets jogged.
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Maury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He is contributor to Baseball Prospectus, and is available as a freelance writer.