An update on the Thomason interview

After re-reading my interview with Mac Thomason, I realized I hadn’t asked him about his comment that “It’s very disturbing when the General Manager of your favorite ball club makes fun of you in his book, even if you made fun of him first.”

Here’s Thomason’s reply:

It goes back to the Kevin Millwood for Johnny Estrada trade, which caused me to write the following, rather overheated, entry:


Fire John Schuerholz

That incredible idiot just traded Kevin Millwood. To the Phillies! A division rival! For Johnny Estrada, a 26-year old AAA catcher! That’s grounds for commitment, not just dismissal.
I still think that they could have gotten more for Millwood, though Estrada did have a good year in 2005. Anyway, in his book Built To Win , Schuerholz, or rather his ghostwriter, quoted this statement (and some comments from the entry) on page 70-71. It surprised the heck out of me when I saw it.

If you haven’t read the interview yet, you can read it here.

It’s old, but it’s still good

One of the oldest blogs devoted to an MLB team is Mac Thomason’s Braves Journal. But though it’s one of the oldest baseball blogs around, it’s continues to keep its readers informed about what’s new with the Braves. It’s a blog worth reading no matter what team you follow.

In my latest baseball blogger interview, learn how Thomason has succeeded in making Braves Journal a success.

And for those of you who’ve missed it, last week’s interview was with Pirates blogger Charlie Wilmouth, a musician whose words sing.