February 4, 2009
Baseball Toaster, RIP
Sad news: Baseball Toaster -- a collection of superb blogs under a super-cool logo -- is no more.
My path crossed with Toaster last April, when I exchanged several emails with Ken Arneson, who oversaw the site and wrote Catfish Stew, about the possibility of Joy of Sox joining the Toaster family. We discussed how to tweak the blog to make it a better fit and about the idea of having other contributors, including Josh Wilker of Cardboard Gods (a fellow Red Sox fan).
(Actually, the entire discussion began after I wondered in a JoS comment why there was no Red Sox blog at Toaster. Josh emailed me and things took off from there.)
I decided that changing formats (and URLs) in mid-season made no sense, so I proposed to Ken that we revisit the discussion after the 2008 season. In the interim, however, I decided the cons of moving outweighed the pros.
Also, it became clear this week that the toaster in our kitchen needs to be replaced.
by allan at 8:12 PM