But short URLs have their uses, notably in print and on Twitter. This site will be on Twitter shortly, and I hope to make a print version (details still being sorted out) of the Chronicle available someday, so: The Baseball Chronicle now offers its own short URLs.
As long as the site exists, these URLs will too. No link rot, no obfuscation—just handy little URLs. You can find them in the sidebar, next to every story on the site.
Here’s an example: http://bbchron.com/go/129 sends you to http://thebaseballchronicle.com/personal_stories/50_years_a_cubs_fan_part_one
Enjoy, and happy linking.
—August 12, 2009