07.23.05

A Message From Your Friend & Founder

Posted in Internal Affairs at 11:56 pm by

Many of you have asked about NewsCorp buying CSTB.

Everyone seems scared that CSTB is going to change. I’m not leaving, and I’m still making the decisions about the site, and I’m not going to let things suck. Well, no more than they do already.

The rumors people are reposting in bulletins are not true: 1) we are not going to become a pay site (though if you can envision a way we could do so, please call me). 2) we are not increasing advertising (a simple promise to make as we don’t have any — once again, if know how to get those blogads motherfuckers to return my messages, let me know know). 3) we are not allowing anyone to monitor the site. 4) we are not deleting any content or censoring people in any new way. (the old ways are oppressive enough) 5) we are not exploiting anyone’s data or violating anyone’s privacy (I haven’t figured out how to do this yet).

CSTB has been my life for almost two years now. I know its as important to others as it is to me. I won’t let it get jacked up.

Gerard

P.S. – If anyone can explain what “jacked up” means, I’d really appreciate it.

9 Responses to “A Message From Your Friend & Founder”

  1. n8genius says:

    could be the act of stealing all four new top-of-the-line Michelin radials from your Porsche carrera and leaving your ride on 4 milk crates…

  2. ben schwartz says:

    As to point 3 and not allowing anyone to monitor your site, just keep making this a Mets-centric site and I am sure no one will be monitoring this site by August.

    Sorry to hear CSTB will remain an independent site. I felt that CSTB’s hard hitting 2004 coverage of Dusty Baker’s too-large wristbands and his touchy team dynamics was a key factor in motivating the notoriously oversensitive Baker into staying competitive all thru last season. This year, the year of the Red Sox championship, CSTB has slowed its pace in Cubs coverage. The result is a .500 season of cyclical surges and pratfalls. I’m begging Rupert Murdoch, the Trib co., or the YES network to step in, hand this tired e-rag over to Rob Dibble and Joe Morgan to bring the Experience of Actual Players to bear on Baker, Wieland, and Tom Sizemore, and get things back on track.

  3. CSTB says:

    N8 –

    re : Porsche Carrera. You are mistaken. It’s a Boxster. And it isn’t mine.

  4. CSTB says:

    Ben,

    the Cubs coverage at CSTB took an unfortunate dip when one of our West Coast correspondents decided he had better things to do than keep us update on all things Wrigleyville.

    But that’s ok, with Nomar’s impending assignment to Peoria (no kidding), we’ll be all over the Cubs in the days ahead, right up until their mathmatical elimination.

  5. jennifer says:

    i do not think jacked up means what tom thinks it means.

  6. CSTB says:

    I believe in Tom harder than I believe in Santa Claus. Whatever he thinks it means is ok with me.

    In an unrelated note, an angry letter to the LA TImes today calls MySpace “a virtual candy store for pedophiles” (http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-letters24.1jul24,1,5608525.story?coll=la-headlines-business). Though this sounds kind of unseemly, I would presume pedophiles would prefer to frequent a store that sells children. Unless they are hungry, which is besides the point.

  7. ben schwartz says:

    As for my not posting on the Cubs as much, that mostly has to do with it being the same Nomar groin problem, worn out pitcher’s arms, and Derrick Lee for MVP rotating headline the Cubs have been generating since April. The worst thing about this season, esp. compared to last season, is that it’s BORING. It’s one long dance around the .500 mark with no Sammy, Steve Stone, Mayor Daley, or quack clubhouse trainers to make it interesting.

    Jay Mariotti predicted the Cubs mathematical elimination at exactly this time last year, only to have Dusty prove him wrong with one of the most — but not worst — collapses of the 2004 season. I’m not so sure they can’t get a wold card spot by September, which is when I want my wake-up call.

    Brn

  8. Mike Jordan says:

    If you want to become a pay site, maybe you should consider asking Rob Neyer to contribute?

  9. CSTB says:

    much as i love Rob’s stuff, I’m not sure where he’d fit in with an attempt to mimmick Suicide Girls’ business model.

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