Spheroid: Life, Baseball & Eric Byrnes
Read the ninth response on this list, and you can see why today was Happiness. Eric Byrnes went 3-for-5 in his Diamondbacks debut at Colorado, and that will be big (but not unexpected) news at Life, Baseball & Eric Byrnes. Nine Questions for Kellia, today’s featured Spheroid at MLBlogs:
1. Why do you blog?
I’m a writer by nature. It’s fun to write about baseball and to publish my own opinions.
2. What was your favorite post?
Hmm. That’s a three-way tie among the poem Down the Left Field Line, which I am including in my soon to be self-published book “Near the Raggéd Edge of Earth”; More Answers for Eric: The Batting Stance Article (every fan thinks he or she knows how to fix a problem a favorite player is having); and Comments from Eric Byrnes’ Fans, just because I love hearing from other people who like Byrnesie.
3. What is the strangest blogging experience you’ve ever had?
I had an outrageously huge number of hits one particular day, over 1,500. Turns out that another website that is not especially fond of Byrnesie wrote about him and linked to me. Not a single person clicking that link that day, the next day, or since, has left a comment.
4. Favorite blogs, including at least one at MLBlogs:
5. What would you be doing if you weren’t blogging?
I’d spend more time producing my informative but depressing public affairs CDs. I’ve got a backlog of those to edit.
6. Where do you think the blogosphere is going?
I don’t know. That’s why we play the game!
7. Favorite team and why?
The Arizona Diamondbacks because they have Eric Byrnes. I discovered during Byrnesie’s itinerant, abysmal and aberrant 2005 that it’s not possible for me to root for one guy on a team without wanting the whole team to do well. So this year I’m rooting for the Snakes. When Byrnesie moves again, my team “loyalty” will go with him.
8. What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
I’ve never met Eric Byrnes and I own nothing autographed by him.
9. Happiness is . . .
. . . watching Eric Byrnes have a great day. One hit or defensive gem (like this one: 350K) is cause for good cheer. But True Elation is seeing a multi-hit day with at least 1 RBI. Getting paid is pretty nice too; independently-produced public affairs journalism and part-time radio station tech work is nowhere nearly as lucrative as professional baseball.
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