As I write this, it's about 45 days out from my dissertation defense date. And I still have an enormous amount to do.
So, unfortunately, I think I need to impose about a two-week break from baseball on myself. The rules are (just so that it's official) that I can check scores once a day, I can check my gmail account for e-mails or comments on my blog, and I can check John Fay's blog. But no reading other blogs/news sites, no playing with my baseball spreadsheets, no watching games, and absolutely no blogging.
Sorry about this, but it's something that I really have to do. I'll be back, hopefully in just two weeks or so. In the meantime, play around with this fabulous pitchf/x tool by Jnai/Dan Brooks!