The Offseason at The Baseball Continuum: Bizarre Baseball Culture, Breaking OOTP, WBC, Features, Blogathon?

With the postseason over (ironically, the World Series MVP, Salvador Perez, didn’t actually win the Mr. October of any games in the World Series, he was just consistently good), it’s now time to go over what will be going on here at the Baseball Continuum during the offseason.  For the most part, it will be stuff I’ve been meaning to do, but which I have been unable to do so due to lack of time, other commitments, or simply because I forgot. In general, there might not be as many posts during the offseason, but the posts that will happen will on average be of a higher quality and longer length.

  • By the end of the week, you can expect a new Bizarre Baseball Culture, which will be a weird “Ultimate Sports Force” comic involving the early-aughts Cleveland Indians.
  • The new Breaking OOTP, long in development, will be Mario characters vs. Backyard Baseball characters. It should be out by the end of next week, unless I get so sucked into Fallout 4 that I just jump straight into doing a Bizarre Baseball Culture on it’s apparently surprisingly-high level of baseball elements.
  • Lookbacks at old Rochester Red Wings programs.
  • I’ll have my first World Baseball Classic roster projection for Team USA (and, later, Team Dominican). Of course, it’s a long while before the 2017 tournament so it likely will end up being vastly different, but that’s part of the fun, I guess. Expect these within the coming weeks, certainly before the end of November. You can also expect WBC News Updates when applicable.
  • There will be both Famous For Something Else installments (with one today!) and a new feature, Somebody Related To Somebody Famous For Something Else. Those features are basically what you’d think they are.
  • There will, of course, continue to be “Wisdom and Links” at Hall of Very Good.
  • You can expect some SABR-related stuff as well, such as “first references” in Sporting News and such.
  • During the Winter Meetings, if time allows, I’ll do the “Winter Meetings Tweets Of The Day” again.
  • And, of course, you never know what else might pop-up. I’m considering, for example, possibly doing a “Blogathon”, in the tradition of Michael Clair’s old “Old Time Family Baseball” blogathons that he did for charity. I’ll let you all know a bit about that later, maybe.

So stay tuned!

Coming up this week: International Opener possibilities, previews and… Bizarre Baseball Culture?

Coming this week: An article on possible locations for future international openers, more previews for the upcoming season and, maybe, if you are good and behave (and I can find the time), you will get the great gift of Bizarre Baseball Culture, featuring the first of two Captain America stories.

 

Coming Up This Week on The Baseball Continuum:

So, what’s coming up in the next week?

It’s like this:

  • Pictures from my vacation last month- at least, the baseball-related things I saw on it.
  • An installment of Bizarre Baseball Culture
  • Some follow-up on previous articles.
  • A book review!
  • And analysis on any major moves that might happen.

Also, I’d like to note that I am currently working on a rather large project, a tongue-in-cheek “research paper” that extrapolates the true events of a certain fictional baseball game that we all are familiar with. I did some brief work on it last summer, but only restarted it recently. I don’t know when it’ll come out and it’s entirely possible I might try to get it published somewhere other than here (if you are one of those who run Baseball Prospectus, Fangraphs, Sports On Earth or some other esteemed place, or know people who do, and are interested, feel free to contact me).

Oh, and I’ll be contributing something to the Old Time Family Baseball Blogathon again this year, and that’ll be coming up sooner than you think.

 

Coming up this week on the Baseball Continuum:

Coming this week:

SUNDAY: A random video of the undetermined amount of time.

MONDAY: A review of Baseball Is Just Baseball: The Understated Ichiro by David Shields.

TUESDAY: Off-topic Tuesday and a WBC pool preview

WEDNESDAY: A WBC Qualifying pool preview

THURSDAY-SATURDAY: TBD