Saturday, February 25, 2006

Sons of Bart Brush Preview Spectacular

SoBB recently notched its 10,000th hit. (It's true! Check the counter!) After realizing that Brian, Faiz and I really could've accounted for but so many of these, I'm pretty floored by this fact. Thanks to everyone for stopping by and spreading the word about the site. Most importantly, continued thanks to the Harvard baseball team for fighting the good fight and making my time here a lot more enjoyable.

In order to properly commemorate SoBB 10K, celebrate the one-year anniversary of the site and get ready for an exciting new season of Harvard baseball, we've done something a little different. Hit the comment button and let us know how the preview below works on your machine. This is new technology to us, and the feedback is very useful.

With that, we unleash Coach Walsh upon an unsuspecting world:

9 comments:

Faiz said...

awesome job Marty. The multimedia is a great addition to the site.

Anonymous said...

Great video. Worked flawlessly on XP Home - Mozilla Firefox. Please keep that kind of stuff coming.

Kenon '03

Anonymous said...

It worked well. Good job.

Brian said...

Good work by Marty per usual.

On an unrelated note, there's a great story in today's Boston Globe on former Yale pitcher Craig Breslow '02, who was drafted out of school by the Brewers and is now in camp with the Sox after signing on with the team as a minor league free agent.

You can read the story here:
http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/02/26/doctoral_candidate/

Interesting note on Breslow: he originally gained the attention of the Brewers thanks to the heavy attention paid to another Yale pitcher, Jon Steitz '01. In a memorable Friday afternoon doubleheader vs. Harvard in 2001, Breslow and Kenon Ronz combined to upstage Steitz and Ben Crockett, who were both coming off stellar Cape summers and attracted a good many scouts on a dreary afternoon at O'Donnell Field. Breslow threw a one-hit shutout in the first game, while Kenon managed a complete-game three-hitter in the nine-inning game.

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=103951

Steitz went on to be drafted by the Brewers in the third round of the 01 draft, but has since left baseball.

schuyler mann said...

Great work fellas. It's eerily comforting to hear that voice and see that dingily lit excuse for a practice facility again. It feels good to get excited for another season, even if it's as an alum. Thanks for laying down the time to keep this thing running.

And what is the name of the introductory song? It couldn't have been more aptly chosen for the fearless leader. It put a big ol' smile on my face.

-Schuyler Mann

PS (random fact): I went to high school with Craig Breslow (Trumbull H.S. in CT)

Anonymous said...

Great work. Really enjoyable. Of course, for us really old timers, Palmer-Dixon was just a tennis court.

I also enjoyed the Breslow article. It's good to see a CT guy do well.

I also remember Jon Steitz's recruiting trip to Harvard vividly.

Mike Marcucci

mb said...

The introductory song is "Curl" by an artist named Jonathan Coulton. It's actually something of a humorous riff on the US Olympic curling team. I picked it because the lyrics worked and, just as importantly, Coulton licenses his stuff on a Creative Commons License, and thus wasn't going to sue me. As much as I enjoy doing this, I don't enjoy it quite enough to make a court appearance.

I realize now that in a couple key spots in the presentation, the images fail. Sorry about that. This was an experimental effort, and I'll try and figure out what happened there for the next one. (I also would've taken a few picture of individual players had I realized this was gonna be a video thing; the original plan was just to post the audio.)

Faiz said...

More on Breslow:

Breslow, a southpaw reliever whom Boston signed as a free agent last winter, spent part of the 2004 season with the New Jersey Jackals of the Northeast League. A year later, Breslow was with the San Diego Padres of the National League.
...
Breslow does not throw very hard, and his future in pro baseball is as a lefty-lefty specialist. His destination for ’06 seems to be Triple-A Pawtucket. Beyond that, it is medical school.

Breslow grew up in suburban New Haven, where his parents are both teachers, and graduated from Yale where he was pre-med. There will be plenty of time to be post-med after his baseball career ends, Breslow figures. Not many baseball players have gone on to become medical doctors — Bobby Brown, Ron Taylor, George Medich — those are the standard names. But Harry Gessler, the Red Sox captain in 1909, also was a doctor after his career ended, as was J. Lee Richmond, the Worcester hurler who threw the first perfect game in baseball history.

http://www.telegram.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060228/NEWS/602280608/1009/SPORTS

Anonymous said...

Worked great running on Safari in Mac OS X. Thank you!