While baseball fans usually turn to mainstream sports sources like ESPN and Sports Illustrated for all-around coverage of the classic American sport, it’s hard to find objective coverage and analysis by truly passionate followers. The Hardball Times employs a roster of baseball enthusiasts, ranging from fresh college grads to seasoned baseball industry observers, to bring baseball fanatics up-to-date information on professional and college-level ball. An in-depth Fantasy Focus encourages readers to write in and participate, and it features a “Roster Doctor” to analyze fans’ team rosters. The resident blogger of the site is Craig Calcaterra, who maintains the sharp-witted and always honest “ShysterBall” (motto: Baseball. Blogging. Whenever.) The popularity of The Hardball Times has grown so much that the publication has begun distributing hardcover annuals featuring team essays, analysis and commentary on the past year’s baseball highlights. The Hardball Times stays true to baseball and blogging, whenever.