About

Timothy has been a writer for most of his adult life. He has a background in comedy writing, and toured the nation as a stand-up comic before he went back to college for the third time.

It was a charm.

For a hobby he writes mysteries, and even had a short story published last spring. He also enjoys writing movie reviews and has had a few of those published as well.

Timothy has only recently begun writing in the third person.

When he’s not writing, he’s usually either reading or playing softball—sometimes simultaneously. The game is that easy for him. He plays in three leagues year round.

He likes to say that if he were “three inches taller, left handed, and way more athletic…” he’d still be playing ball somewhere. Indeed, and that type of “ball” would still be of the “soft” variety.

He loves baseball and has been playing it since he was eight years old. He's more of an athlete than a mathematician. That's why he thinks some advanced statistics are dumb.

Timothy loves broadcasting baseball games. He was the play-by-play voice for the Texas State University Bobcats' baseball team.

Much like baseball pants that break at the knee rather than the shoe tops—Timothy is old school. He doesn’t wear a fedora, chain smoke or refer to women as “sweetheart”—that’s a different kind of old school, and not the good kind.

Timothy’s brand of old school is the kind that writes in pencil and refers to REM’s “Automatic for the People” as their “new” CD.

Timothy graduated from Texas State University (eat ‘em up Cats) with an M.A. in Mass Communication. He holds a B.A. in Radio, Television, and Film from the University of North Texas—but sets it down before the food arrives.

At UNT he minored in English because all the hours he spent drinking beer aren’t the kind of hours that transfer to an accredited university (except for maybe the University of Phoenix).

He is a die-hard Texas Rangers fan and loves the Dallas Mavericks. He’d rather not talk about the Cowboys—too soon.

Feel free to follow Timothy on Twitter @TMurrayHowell, or say hello via his inbox or drop a comment on any of his articles.

For more Texas Rangers coverage, check the other site Tim writes for, baseballdo ('cuz that's the way baseball go) here: http://baseballdo.com/neftali-feliz-texas-rangers/

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  • Randall Woo posted 854 days ago

    Randall Woo

    No problem, Timothy! I really enjoyed the insight and the level of detail in your article.

  • Timothy Howell posted 911 days ago

    Timothy Howell

    Okay, I appreciate the link. However, you and the other person that complained are taking that article way too seriously. This list was solely for fun, as is explicitly explained on the first slide.

    Regardless, I picked the two players from each team based on my criteria (fangraphs WAR) and was consistent. And it really doesn't matter much that you think I used the wrong website for evaluation.

  • Matthew Goldmann posted 912 days ago

    Matthew Goldmann

    this is why myself and so many others complained about your last post about the pairing of top pitchers and top hitters per team.

    http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/why-our-pitcher-war-uses-fip/

  • b bachslunch posted 982 days ago

    b bachslunch

    Sent a detailed response to your reply to me on the overrated managers topic. I look forward to your thoughts.

  • Kyle Langan posted 1023 days ago

    Kyle Langan

    Hey, would you be able to send your e mail to klangan@omnipossible.com? I want to get the B/R community leaders on a mailing list for a press release on behalf of Sports Media 101.

    Thanks

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