New for February

For a month that seemed jam-packed from my end of things, January doesn't have a whole lot to show for it in the way of new stuff I can direct you to click on. I covered the Anaheim Angels' contractual-obligation-spawned renaming as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (en espanol, that's Los Angeles de Los Angeles del Anaheim) for Baseball Prospectus (subscribers-only, so if you can read it, you probably already have). I wrapped up work on another Trivial Pursuit game, but it won't be out for months yet. One of my interactive fiction games got an extremely oblique mention in the New York Times. (See the fifth paragraph, then go here.) My first "In The Ballpark" column appeared in the print edition of Elysian Fields Quarterly, but isn't up on the website yet. Say, did I mention that New York Times thing...?

Fortunately, February should bear a more fruitful harvest, to use an inappropriate seasonal metaphor: The stadium battles in New York are heating up, and I plan on getting myself a front-row seat, starting with the hearing on February 3 where state assemblymember Richard Brodsky and the MTA are set to go head-to-head over how much the New York Jets would pay for the right to stick their stadium atop MTA railyards on Manhattan's West Side. Expect coverage from me to appear in some combination of the Village Voice and

Finally, there's another ongoing writing project I've been working on that isn't quite ready for prime time, but should be by the end of the first week in February. Check back on or about Friday, February 4 to, and join in the opening festivities.

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