Friday, November 23, 2012

The Final Kickstarter Total


That is amazing. Both Mike and I are overwhelmed by the support for the Zisk book  Fan Interference: A Collection of Baseball Rants and Reflections. We think you'll find that the money you pledged is more than worth it.

We'll keep you updated on our progress here, on the Zisk the Book Facebook page and on Twitter (@ziskthebook).

(And if you've contributed to Zisk in the past, you'll be hearing from us within the next six weeks if a piece of yours made our publisher's cut.)

Friday, November 16, 2012

We Did It!

Tonight the Kickstarter for the Zisk anthology Fan Interference crossed its goal of $3000. We couldn't have done it without such great loyal readers. We're still accepting pledges for the next five days--any moeny we raise over our goal will go into the book's production and promotion.

Seriously, thank you all so very much.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Yes, that's the best hashtag of the year. (Follow us @Ziskthebook, by the way.)

It's been a bizarre few years being a Mets fan. 2013 isn't going to be much better. Logically, trading R.A. Dickey and David Wright for a haul of prospects as the front office focuses on 2014 as the time to contend make sense. But as Newsday writer David Lennon Tweeted tonight, "May be naive of me, but can't the Mets at least wait until midseason to deal Dickey? Let him get trophy and pitch Opening Day. Save some face at least." I realy, really would like to see that happen. Which, of course, means, Dickey will be gone by Thanksgiving.

Fucking Wilpons.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

New Fan Interference News!

Josh Wilker has agreed to write the introduction for the forthcoming Fan Interference. This is amazing news.

Josh is such a good writer he could write a truly compelling book about The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training. Yes, that's the second Bad News Bears movie.

In fact, he did write such a book. It's part of Soft Skull's Deep Focus series:

Josh also has a critically acclaimed book and website called Cardboard Gods, a.k.a. "Voice of the Mathematically Eliminated":

We are very honored that Josh will be contributing to our book. You can contribute by pledging to our Kickstarter:

We've got nine days left to raise $900. So please pledge now!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Q: Why are many of your links to articles broken?

That's what a friend asked me today about the Zisk website.

So here's an A: We've taken down most of the back issues as we hit the homestretch with our book. (Please pledge to our Kickstarter camapign to get it done!) Once we've figured out a final lineup of articles for Fan Interference: A Collection of Baseball Rants and Reflections, we'll restore the old links minus what's in the book. Look for that to happen at some point next month.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Our Kickstarter Has Two Weeks Left!

Hey folks, we've raised close to $1,400 so far for the Zisk anthology called Fan Interference: A Collection of Baseball Rants and Reflections. That leaves us with 15 days to raise just over $1,600. We need your help!

Please head to our Kickstarter page now!

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Zisk The Book: The Kickstarter

Friends! Our book is almost done!

Yes, that's right. After talking about it for three years, we've finally got a publisher (Blue Cubicle Press) and a publication date (June 2013) and a title (Fan Interference: A Collection of Baseball Rants and Reflections). We just need a bit of help.

We've started a Kickstarter to help pay our writers and pay our cover designer. Please pledge today:

Speaking of the cover, here it is: