Announcing: Cup of Coffee

As I announced last week, I was laid off from NBC Sports. But while NBC may be done with me, I am not done writing about baseball for a living, so I have some professional news: I have officially launched Cup of Coffee — a daily baseball newsletter.

Cup of Coffee’s mission is to give you a quick, entertaining, and informative one-stop daily baseball briefing before you have your first cup of coffee. Each morning’s email will include:

  • And That Happened: my venerable daily recap of the previous night’s games;
  • A digest of all the significant baseball news as the day begins; and
  • My commentary, putting all of that news into perspective and context.

When big, big news breaks, subscribers will get supplemental emails with an instant analysis of everything they need to know about it. And they’ll get it before anyone else knows what the hell is going on. Founding member subscribers — people willing to pay a bit of a patron-level premium for an annual subscription — will get an extra bonus: they will receive a personal insult from my daughter Anna, the theoretical cartographer responsible for Long Chile, Ohio 2, and the disappearance of Wyoming.

Cup of Coffee will give either the casual or obsessive baseball fan everything they need to know without the need to comb a half dozen sports sites. Without popup ads or autoplay videos. Without the spin and propaganda you get from the league, from teams or from sports media, most of which is beholden to the league and its teams.

Subscribers will also likely get a lot of my other musings. I tend to ramble on about movies and politics and my family and TV shows from 1974 and crap. Again, if you’ve read me for a while, you know the drill.

Sign up now so you don’t miss the first proper issue, which will drop on Monday, August 17. And so you’ll continue to get the straight baseball dope, every day.


(Cup of Coffee logo by the wonderful, talented Jodi Melfi. Check out her work!)

Craig Calcaterra

Craig is the author of the daily baseball (and other things) newsletter, Cup of Coffee. He writes about other things at He lives in New Albany, Ohio with his wife, two kids, and many cats.