People have emailed me to ask why comments are off on the K-Rod posts, and here’s the short version: when comments are on, they’re run heavy and contain almost 100% abuse, and I just don’t’ have the time or energy to keep the blog clean.
With comments off, I’ve received a lot of email, most of which is interesting discussions of other pitchers, mixed with maybe 10% of the “you live in your mom’s basement where you head a homosexual prostitution ring” trolls. The barrier from leaving an anonymous comment to actually sending an email seems to eliminate the vast majority of abuse.
By default, I allow comments on subjects until they become unmanageable. Thanks.