8,000 words? That’s friggin’ hilarious.

So I wrote an 8,000-word piece about how, contrary to popular opinion, baseball is not sick and is not dying and how the game today is much healthier than it was, even in its alleged Golden Age.

I have no idea if it’s any good. I think most sports writing that exceeds a couple thousand words is piffle. It’s just sports, after all, so this may very well suck.

I’m mostly just shocked that my attention span is still good enough after five years of full-time blogging and tweeting that I can write anything that long. Back in the legal days I’d write multiple motions and memoranda in support that long every month. These days I get the shakes if I make it to 800 words.

Oh well. I’ll link it when it sees the light of day.

Craig Calcaterra

Craig is the national baseball writer for NBCSports.com. He writes about things other than sports at Craigcalcaterra.com. He lives in New Albany, Ohio with his wife, two kids, and many cats.

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