Welcome to Capitol Avenue Club. CAC is a website dedicated to offering insights and opinions about baseball in general with a specific focus on the Atlanta Braves. It is intended to be a gathering-place for anyone who enjoys any form of baseball discussion. You don’t have to be a Braves fan, everyone is welcome. Though much of the material focuses on statistical analysis, you’ll hear about trade/hot stove talks, minor leagues, scouting, the draft, and everything in between. There’s bound to be something you’ll appreciate, if not enjoy, here at Capitol Avenue Club. The name, Capitol Avenue Club, is a tribute to the ballclub that used to play games at 521 Capitol Avenue in Atlanta, GA.
The most recent content is displayed in full on the main page. To access previous entries either use the calendar feature on the left sidebar or use the drop-down “Archives” menu for a month-by-month listing of entries. The 7 most recent entries are also listed near the bottom of the left sidebar. Accessing entries by category can be accomplished 3 ways. 1) the search box on the top of the right toolbar, 2) the drop-down categories menu on the left sidebar located below the Archives menu, and 3) via the “Tag Cloud” dubbed “Tags” below the categories selection drop-down menu. The right sidebar features 4 categories of links, “Baseball Blogs”, “Baseball Reference”, “Braves Blogs”, and “Minor League Baseball”. I post links to sites I enjoy reading. If you’d like me to link to your site, stop by mine, leave a comment*, and post your website’s address in the URL box. I always check the websites of my commenters, and if I deem it worthy and something I enjoy reading, I’ll link to it. Speaking of commenting, the 5 most recent comments appear on the right sidebar near the bottom. Below those is a widget dubbed “Register or Login”. If you plan on commenting regularly I recommend registering. It’s quick and easy. I won’t give your email address to anyone or even use it for anything other than personal contact (i.e. I don’t do Mass Emails, those are so annoying, yes?). There are 2 fields dubbed “Search The Web”, one on the left sidebar, one on the right. These are google specified search engines. If you read something on this site and want to learn more about it quickly, I recommend using one of these boxes. I also get approximately $0.00002 every time you do this, so you’ll score points with me for doing so. Speaking of shameless requests, there’s a “donations” box towards the bottom of the left sidebar. There’s also a collection of “Sponsor Links on the right sidebar. I get approximately $0.00004 every time you click on a sponsor link so I’d appreciate it if you’d do so. Far from required, but would be appreciated. As you’ll see on the top of the left sidebar, I’m now doing short updates on twitter and I’ve linked to my page. I’ve also linked to Mozilla Firefox’s downloads page–this site runs much better on Firefox. Sandwiched between the left sidebar “Search the Web” widget and the “Archives” menu is a box dubbed “Features”. These can also be found on the top of any page above the header book-ended by a picture of the State of Georgia Capitol. They’re my mainstay posts. Top Prospects, this page, Commenting Policy, etc. And finally, there are 2 other things of interest on the right sidebar. The first, directly below the “Search” (not to be confused with “Search the Web”) box, is an email link to the Capitol Avenue Club Mailbag. Direct any requests for pieces, questions, comments, etc. to that address. Directly below that is a “Poll” widget. I’m currently running each poll until I get 25 votes. Feel free to participate in this portion of the site. That about covers the navigation portion of the site. Email me if you have other questions.
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About the Authors:
Peter Hjort began writing about baseball as a hobby in 2007 initially inspired by writers such as Keith Law, Joe Posnanski, Rob Neyer, and the original Baseball Academic: Bill James. While seeking to enrich the wealth of Baseball knowledge, Peter focuses his writing on his home team: The Atlanta Braves; of whom he has been a life-long, passionate fan. You may contact Peter at PWHjort@capitolavenueclub.com.
Peter’s work can also be seen at Beyond the Box Score.
Kevin Orris began has been writing about baseball since 2007, when he first began writing at a fantasy baseball blog. He now works in communications for the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League. He completed an internship with the Tampa Bay Rays in June 2011. You may contact Kevin at KevinOrris@capitolavenueclub.com.
Ben Duronio is an exiled Braves blogger, living in the New York City metro area. He has spent time with Talking Chop, Roto Experts, and his former personal blog The Bravesologist. In addition, Ben worked for ESPN’s Stats and Info Group in Bristol, Connecticut, while also attempting to earn an M.B.A. in finance from St. John’s University. You can contact Ben at BDuronio@capitolavenueclub.com.
Ben’s work can also be found at RotoGraphs.