The Wrong Address

I often wish I lived in a world where details didn’t matter much. But they do.

In January askrotoman.com moved from a very nice but underpowered host to a nice and powerful host (Dreamhost), and some email addresses and their forwards went missing.

Right now you can reach mlb@askrotoman.com (to ask questions) and peter@askrotoman.com (to ask questions and to comment on the Guide).

If you sent a message in calendar year 2006 and didn’t receive a reply, chances are this screw up is why. Please send again.

Peter

Turin Sample – The nonsense of Olympic doping rules.

By William Saletan

I never tire of stories about the logical contradictions that come along with banning performance enhancing drugs in athletes. Neither, apparently, does Slate. William Saletan’s expertise is parsing what gets said and what it means, a skill that serves us all well in this entertaining survey.

ESPN.com – NHL – Theodore tests positive, blames result on Propecia

ESPN.com – NHL – Theodore tests positive, blames result on Propecia

The second hair growth drug test story of the day. Jose Theodore says he’s been taking Propecia for eight years to grow his full head of hair. Hey, it works! At least Zach Lund had the decency to have a receding hair line.

Stealers – How the referees handed Pittsburgh the Super Bowl. By Robert Weintraub

Stealers – How the referees handed Pittsburgh the Super Bowl. By Robert Weintraub

Is it just me, or isn’t the big story of just about every championship game/series these days about the role of the referee/umpire/judge in determining who wins and who loses?

Washington Post: Safe at Home

Safe at Home

This story of the Iran hostages and their lifetime baseball passes may end up behind the wall of registration eventually, but it’s well worth searching out if you can find it.

Stop buying.

Buy Nothing Day : Adbusters

The day after Thanksgiving is called Black Friday, supposedly because that’s the day retailers hope to go into the black on the year. Everything from then until the end of the year is rich, dark gravy. Somehow this little bit of trivia has turned into a wild commercial free-for-all, with dedicated shoppers lining up at Mall entrances before the sun comes up! Crazy, or you can buy nothing.