Thursday, April 12, 2012

TCB interviews Mike Fast

The Crawfish Boxes interviewed baseball analyst/sabermagician/Astros employee Mike Fast today. There's a lot of good stuff, and while we're exceptionally jealous, we're not going to pull from any of it, so you have to go over there and read the whole thing for yourselves.

7 comments:

AstroBrit said...

I was very interested to hear he starts his day by reading Astros sites. If its any consolation I would suggest he probably checks Astros County after he first up his PC.

farmstros said...

Well there's a news flash an Astros County post that doesn't "borrow" another article's "money line." What's next?

Anonymous said...

As long as they give back what they borrow (with a link back) what's the issue? It's stuff that the average fan wouldn't spend time looking for and now it's caught his attention and he clicks over to read the rest of it.

farmstros said...

On this point, we disagree, anonymous.

Astros County said...

Farmstros - what did we do? Don't let's fight, feelings are in danger of being hurt here...

farmstros said...

Just so people know, I have sent an email to James in response to his email about my previous response. I don't have the time to post a response here at the moment, but I will within the day.

farmstros said...

First of all, thanks to James for following up on my comment. It made me feel part of the community to be heard.

I could say I was just having a bad day and that is what prompted the comment. Or maybe, I just need to have a little less time around my kids.

However, having heard what James is saying I appreciate moreso what he does with Astros County. However, I still have some issue with his method of using other people's quotes in his blog. Part of my issue with this specific post was the way James made a point of letting us all know that he wasn't going to take any quotes from it. After further review, I don't think there was any self-promotion involved with his wording. Yet, in the moment of reading the post, it struck me as such.

Having said all that, I still thinking James bats about .980 as a blogger. I'll let the rest of you figure out his WAR numbers or plot his fangraph, as that is not my forte. Further, given the success of my management style, James would be well-advised not to listen to me too much anyway. Unless, he wants to quickly ruin a great blog on which to follow the Astros.