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Thursday, December 30, 2021

I Investigated Bonds and Clemens. Yes, They Belong in Cooperstown.

In 2002, I helped start a series of investigations into the proliferation of P.E.D.s throughout professional sports. I dug through the trash of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative, known as BALCO. I worked with former Senator George Mitchell on the so-called Mitchell Report that chronicled M.L.B.’s steroids problem. ...

Nothing new in the argument, but check out who the author is.

ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: December 30, 2021 at 10:50 PM | 24 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 31, 2021 at 10:08 AM (#6059094)
but check out who the author is.


JD Salinger!
   2. Mefisto Posted: December 31, 2021 at 11:27 AM (#6059099)
#### Jeff Novitzky.
   3. Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: December 31, 2021 at 11:39 AM (#6059103)
Why am I supposed to care who the author is?
   4. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: December 31, 2021 at 12:30 PM (#6059107)
It's a bit like Michael Flynn saying that Hillary should be our next president, but if this doesn't grab your sense of irony, then nothing ever will.
   5. Mefisto Posted: December 31, 2021 at 12:32 PM (#6059108)
It's more like Jim Comey saying Hillary should be our next president, and, well....
   6. Rough Carrigan Posted: December 31, 2021 at 12:52 PM (#6059112)
Good for him for being open minded enough to admit their greatness.
   7. donlock Posted: December 31, 2021 at 03:25 PM (#6059123)
One vote for no more firewall stories in the Think Factory.
   8. The Duke Posted: December 31, 2021 at 04:06 PM (#6059132)
Two votes
   9. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: December 31, 2021 at 08:11 PM (#6059184)
One vote for no more firewall stories in the Think Factory.

Two votes

At least with Firefox, you can use the "Toggle Reader" icon at the right of the URL line to bypass the paywall. It'll zap the pictures but you can read the text.
   10. The Duke Posted: December 31, 2021 at 09:41 PM (#6059196)
This is very cool - it works on safari too. It’s the upper case/lower case A ton the left of the bar. Hit it and choose “reader view”
   11. Random Transaction Generator Posted: January 01, 2022 at 01:10 AM (#6059208)
There is an easy extension for Chrome that lets you turn off Javascript for individual sites. I do that for the NY Times (and other ones that use it) and I can read any article without worrying about a paywall.
   12. Jack Sommers Posted: January 01, 2022 at 02:00 AM (#6059210)
This is very cool - it works on safari too. It’s the upper case/lower case A ton the left of the bar. Hit it and choose “reader view”


How did I not know this

Oh and Happy New Year from Arizona !
   13. donlock Posted: January 01, 2022 at 11:21 PM (#6059311)
You may have to change browsers to safari or chrome.
My point was that the NYT has enough income that they could let an article slip by free. I don’t think most of us want a full subscription to the online paper at $50 plus a month, after promo ends.
Who has time or the desire to read a NY paper daily if you get your home paper? In 2022 people get information from places other than newspapers.
The Atlantic is a firewall as well but reader subs are their main revenue. Not the same issue
   14. Stevey Posted: January 03, 2022 at 03:19 PM (#6059458)
My point was that the NYT has enough income that they could let an article slip by free.


And of all the articles that should be in the consideration for possibly being free, this is the one you think deserves it?

You don't think the NYT is worth $50/mo (either do I), that doesn't mean they should start tossing out articles to you for free.
   15. SoSH U at work Posted: January 03, 2022 at 03:54 PM (#6059467)
You don't think the NYT is worth $50/mo (either do I), that doesn't mean they should start tossing out articles to you for free.


Of course not. That's why we have to find a way to steal them.

   16. jmurph Posted: January 03, 2022 at 04:05 PM (#6059470)
You don't think the NYT is worth $50/mo (either do I), that doesn't mean they should start tossing out articles to you for free.

Agree with the principle here, but also want to note that I just subscribed to the digital version of the NY Times for $1 a week for the first year, after which I'll either cancel or forget about it and pay the higher bill, whatever that is. There are deal like that pretty regularly.

(I'm also currently getting the Boston Globe for $1 a month, I think? Had a 6 month deal for $6, I went to cancel when that was up, and they just let me roll it over for a year. Newspapers love having subscribers, it turns out.)
   17. SoSH U at work Posted: January 03, 2022 at 04:10 PM (#6059472)
pay the higher bill, whatever that is.


It isn't going to be $50 per month.
   18. rr would lock Shaq's a$$ up Posted: January 03, 2022 at 04:14 PM (#6059475)
I just subscribed to the digital version of the NY Times for $1 a week for the first year


I just did this as well.
   19. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: January 03, 2022 at 06:02 PM (#6059488)

I think the NYTimes online subscription is $17 per month after the trial period. There are various add-ons that can drive that up (you have to pay extra for the crossword and other puzzles, and there's a cooking/recipe archive that you can pay for). Even with all of the bells and whistles it doesn't cost $50 per month.
   20. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 03, 2022 at 06:37 PM (#6059492)
Newspapers need to offer you a day-rate so you can read one article. I'd happily pay $1 for this article, and dozens more like it, but I'm not getting a sub to the NY Times, the KC Star, the Washington Post, the LA Times, the Boston Globe, etc.
   21. The Yankee Clapper Posted: January 03, 2022 at 07:32 PM (#6059500)
Unfortunately, it appears that BSelig has allowed most of his online subscriptions to expire.
   22. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: January 03, 2022 at 08:42 PM (#6059509)
Newspapers need to offer you a day-rate so you can read one article. I'd happily pay $1 for this article, and dozens more like it, but I'm not getting a sub to the NY Times, the KC Star, the Washington Post, the LA Times, the Boston Globe, etc.

Not every paper does this, but the NY Times gives you 10 free articles per month — you just have to register. So just register with two different email addresses and you can get for free what you’re willing to pay $1 per article for. If there’s more than 20 articles you were willing to pay $1 for, then you should obviously just shell out the $17 for a monthly subscription.
   23. Darren Posted: January 04, 2022 at 10:12 AM (#6059557)
"I hated these guys and did everything in my power to ruin them, but I have now decided they should not be fully ruined," is a heck of an angle.


As for paywall articles, I suggest that such articles are identified as such. Also, I've always thought that every article posted should indicate in the title what the source of the article is and possibly the author.
   24. oscar madisox Posted: January 04, 2022 at 02:08 PM (#6059606)
This is very cool - it works on safari too. It’s the upper case/lower case A ton the left of the bar. Hit it and choose “reader view”


I assume this is only on a phone, correct? Can it work on a laptop, too?



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