I have been following LL for 4 or 5 years now. I found you guys, along with USSM, while I was down at college in LA struggling for Mariners coverage. I had never really been opened to advanced sabermetrics/Bill James-ish research. As a civil engineering student, former baseball player and borderline obsessive M's fan, the study of the numbers behind the game immediately piqued my interest in these two sites. I've never commented much (old screen name, CheapbeersatNorms, was a casualty to a forgotten password and cancelled Hotmail account) and have never had anything important or researched enough to post, but I read the attached article this morning and felt compelled to write this note. I've continued to come to LL multiple times throughout the day not only because my job is extremely boring, but the frequent articles and posts are very much un-biased, well researched and interesting. Al Yellon's article, and generally most of his writing, blatantly contrasts this culture. I just wanted to take the time this afternoon to say "Thank you" to all the contributors and moderators who keep this site balanced, intelligent and thought-provoking. Sometimes, it takes an article like this to realize just how bad it could be. Thanks, LL.