Thursday, February 10, 2005
Countdown = 7
There are actually several reasons behind this blog :
- I've been reading a lot of baseball blogs lately. And while I don't have the knowledge of some or the writing skills of most, there's really no reason why I can't have my own. It's the internet after all. Any fool can put his thoughts up here.
- I wanted to start this last year. When the Sox landed Schilling around Thanksgiving '03, I knew something special was going to happen. I started cutting newspaper clips, started keeping unpublished notes about what was going on, and started getting really excited about the season. Those notes and clippings didn't last more than a month. I quit before the season even started. And now I really regret it. It would've been real nice to have a running log of the season that the Red Sox finally won it all.
- I'm reading Faithful by Steven King and Stewart O'Nan. I'm not a huge fan of the book so far, but basically they're just giving us a recap of the season. The recap that I didn't write. This year, I will write it!
What can you expect here? Well, I am a Sox fan first, baseball fan second. I would push my own mother down a flight of stairs if the Sox could somehow get a win out of it. But I am still a fan of baseball. I don't get a chance to watch too many games because I work nights, but I watch all I can and watch SportsCenter on repeat until I go to bed after work. I'm a huge fan of the numbers of the game. Because I don't get to see much, a lot of times I rely on the numbers to give me a picture of the game. The box scores, the stats, the totals...all of it interests me. From the old reliables like HR's and SV's to the newly created ones like BABIP and K/9.
In this blog I hope to recap the Red Sox season while throwing in some random notes about the game in general. Trade talk, stat talk, game talk, player talk. I hope to touch it all.