Baseball Toaster Fairpole
2006-09-18 07:22
by Ken Arneson

Some of our writers have been itching to expand their brain dumps beyond baseball into popular entertainment. Hence, we present, Toaster.TV.

I'm paying $32/year for that domain name, might as well use it, eh? Put it out there and see what happens.

Your Baseball Toaster account should work on Toaster.TV, too, but you'll have to log in separately. I could do a fancy-pants redirect-and-set-multiple-cookies trick to avoid the multiple logins, but I have other priorities right now.

It's possible there are some bugs. I didn't test it all that vigorously. If you see any, let me know in the comments below, or email support @

2006-09-18 08:38:28
1.   mehmattski
There are things on television other than baseball? I don't follow.
2006-09-18 09:48:15
2.   Ali Nagib
Hey Ken, are the title bars on the pages supposed to have "Baseball Toaster" as the prefix? Just wondering.
2006-09-18 11:24:38
3.   Ken Arneson
2 Supposed to? Nope. I fixed it, at least on most pages, thanks.
2006-09-18 11:25:36
4.   Xeifrank
Oh thank god for this if it gets the TV talk off of the baseball blogs. :) Next up on my wishlist is Toaster movies and Toaster music.
Actually when I first read this I thought it was going to be baseball posts from our various toaster authors via video instead of print. Would be interesting to have some windows media plugin type posts. The Griddle could probably do live streaming video 24/7. :)
vr, Xei
2006-09-18 11:28:52
5.   Ken Arneson
4 Sadly, however, the Bob.TV domain name is already taken.
2006-09-18 17:39:46
6.   dianagramr
Does this mean Baseball Toaster will be looking for new writing talent to "backfill" for the TV writers?


2006-09-18 18:31:31
7.   Ken Arneson
6 I don't know what it means. I don't think we've thought this through much. We're just doing it, because we (and when I say we I mean mostly Jon and Mark) were going to explode if we didn't.
2006-09-18 18:39:34
8.   Linkmeister
Could you add a hotlink from within the baseball blogs to the tv/aesthetics blogs? Right now the user has to go to the Toaster home page to get to them, as far as I can tell.

As a former programmer, I'm well aware of "now that you've got it to do that, can you make it do this" syndrome, but that doesn't stop me, you'll notice.

2006-09-18 20:05:16
9.   Ken Arneson
8 Ah, yes, I meant to do that, but forgot. Thanks, links to both homepages should be on the bottom of the "Hot for the Toaster" lists now.
2006-09-20 10:53:41
10.   Ken Arneson
2006-09-21 14:34:19
11.   TFD
Where's toaster.politics? :-)
2006-09-21 16:24:54
12.   Ken Arneson
Oh, man, I'd be spending three hours a day killing trolls if we had a political toaster.

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