2006 was a momentous year for me. The biggest changes were the launch of Biz of Baseball.com and being added to the staff of Baseball Prospectus. As with every year, I owe an unbelievable amount of thanks to a great many people that have made me wiser, or have gone the extra mile in assisting me and/or the Biz of Baseball. They are (in no particular order):
Nate Silver, Joe Sheehan, Will Carroll, Christina Kahrl, Steve Goldman, Alex Carnevale, Dan Fox, Paul Swydan, Kevin Goldstein, Neil deMause, Derek Jacques, Tom Gorman, Jay Jaffe, John Erhardt, Marc Normandin, Rany Jazayerli, Keith Woolner, Ben Murphy, Jim Baker, Dayn Parry, Dave Pease, and the rest of the great staff at Baseball Prospectus. Rob Neyer, John Thorn, Todd Radom, Brent Gambill, Stan Kasten, Andrew Zimbalist, Tim Lemke, Chris Isidore, Doug Atterbury, Eric Fisher, Tal Smith, Fred Claire, Buzzie Bavasi, Chuck Armstrong, Greg Bouris, Jeff Passan, Steve Lyons, Dean Bonham, Meyer Freeman and Drew Mahalic with the Oregon Sports Authority, Fay Vincent, Bowie Kuhn, Alex Belth, King Kaufman, Bill Nowlin, Jeff Angus, Ken Rosenthal, Mark Lamster, Jonah Keri, Lynn and Liz Lashbrook, Annie Schultz, Bill Kent and everyone at Sports Management Worldwide, Brian Borawski, Darren (Repoz) Viola, Jerry Crasnick, Jayson Stark, Bill James, Chris Metz, Jack Cain, Rich Burk, and everyone with the Portland Beavers, David Kahn, John Brattain, Anthony Salazar, Darren Rovell, Gary Gillette, Rod Fort, Roger Noll, Ronald Blum, Tim Collins, Devon Teeple, Howard Bloom, Larry Boes, Jake Carr and Keystone Event Staffing, Jon Weisman, Issac Ropp, Paul Swangard, Dwight Jaynes, Michael Silverman, Steve Treder, Dave Studenmund, Mike Rice, Greg Pawson, Tim Chamberlin, Joe Touchstone. Blair Cash, Mark Armour, Neal Traven, Bill Gilbert, Sean Foreman, Alex Cartright, Kip Carlson, Devin Clancy, Dick Beverage, John Zajc, Bill Felber, Steven Charnick, Galen Antle, Jim Gallagher, Jeff Bower, Dave Lanham, Louis Hau, Norman Macht, Earl Santee, David Samson, Janet Marie Smith, Steve Gietschier, Tyler Barnes, Will Somerindyke, Kurt Hunzeker and the South Coast League, Carter Gaddis, Alex Riethmiller, Don Walker, Mary Wisniewski, Jim Gates, John Heer, Rick Hurd, Derek Zumsteg, Bob Plapinger.
And, most of all, I want to thank Glenna, Tyler and Travis Brown for letting me indulge in baseball obsessively.