Author Jonathan Eig is organizing a new sports site,, that at the moment is little more than an empty screen but next spring, if all goes well, will offer a collection of top writers that puts the dailies to shame.

Launch day is Opening Day, April 1. The original idea was to launch the site when the pitchers and catchers report to spring training about five weeks earlier, but Eig didn’t think it would be ready that quickly. Time Out Chicago blogger Robert Feder has posted a thorough description of what Eig and cofounder Sol Lieberman have in mind, but it overstates considerably the progress Eig has actually made in his planning. Feder writes: