‘Twas the week before…
Greetings, fellow MLBloggers! Only days remaining for those holiday shoppers out there, and the MLB.com Shop is the place to find what you need. But you knew the Gift Guru was going to say that! I still want one of those Fatheads for my wall at my new place. And unless I missed it, someone still can be the first to blog about ordering the first Matsuzaka jersey.
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I ran the Hot Chocolate 10-Miler Saturday at Central Park (2:07.07), and my pace was 12:42 so basically identical to my pace (12:41) of the Joe Kleinerman 10K there one week earlier — which got my NYC Marathon training program started. Having the same pace and adding four extra miles is a good thing, I guess. It’s starting to feel easier and morning runs becoming the norm. What an awesome feeling, life is better than ever. I also wanted to say that I think I am perhaps the only BBWAA voter who got TWO Hall of Fame ballots. Because of my move on Dec. 1, the Hall of Fame ballot was sent to my old address but I also requested one sent to my new one just in case there were any forwarding issues. So I just got my second ballot last week after mailing my first one. Obviously I can’t send back two ballots but I now have a pristine souvenir version, kind of like an unused ticket. I’m not sayin’ eBay, I’m just sayin’. 🙂
Our friend Daron Sutton over at The Dog Ate Daron’s Homework had some nice comments about Jeff Bagwell, speaking of the Hall of Fame. Our friend Derek over at OK Blue Jays gives the perfect example of an offseason blog, and why this technology just makes being a fan better. He can instantly post an alert to what a baseball writer like Buster Olney just reported, and in the process give his take. These are things we all take for granted now, but just remember how it used to be in the old days, when you could only really talk about it the next morning at work or to friends somewhere. And by the way, what did you think of TIME magazine declaring YOU as its Person of the Year for 2006? It’s because of things like this. It’s because of myspace and gootube and facebook and everywhere that people on Earth can communicate and share in this way. We have big intentions at MLB of keeping up with that insatiable citizen journalist.
Welcome to a lot more MLBlogs Rookies like Baseball Chick, Laying Out and a My Weblog that is to be named later. . . . For those of you who have enjoyed Brooks Robinson’s MLBlog in the past year and a half here, did you know that you can win a signed jersey from him?
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