Bring on Opening Day
Updated after the Super Bowl: My unquestioned objective in life is to tie everything that is good in the world to baseball, and I do it in the form of hundreds of MLB.com articles each year. That includes writing a regularly updated story on the homepage main panel during every Super Bowl, and you can find the latest one there now. I had to share with you this email from a crestfallen Patriots fan in Red Sox Nation, and I can’t think of a better way to remind us all of how much Yankees and Red Sox fans love each other and how I can’t wait for that regular season finale between those two clubs at Fenway Park: " Your unduly ebullient recounting of the The Giant’s (sic) victory leaves my stomach unsteady. I’ll attribute it to that niggling
"Objectivity" you journalist-types get all puffy about. Yes, the
Giants won, yes Mr. Manning had a good game and won the MVP one following his
brother, yes I needed to have a kitchen knife wrested from my trembling hands as
I tried to plunge it into my carotid artery." Have at it, MLBloggers!
OK, I had to throw a running picture on here so I can look back on a typical balmy August afternoon at the ballpark and see how it felt to be really cold after running the Manhattan Half-Marathon last weekend, two laps around Central Park. By the way, PR baby – 2:18.58. Next 26.2 mile voyage is April 6 St. Louis Marathon, so I get to train during Spring Training, too. Any runners, hit me up. . . . We want to welcome our friends over at the Colorado Rockies front office, because now they have their own official MLBlog — Rockies Inside Pitch. It’s another unique opportunity for a team’s fan base to comment and interact directly with their club, for information minus the traditional media filter. . . . Kids say the funniest things. Just ask Twins pitcher Kevin Slowey, who blogged about the questions they just asked him. And by the way, feel free to leave a comment on Slowey’s post asking him what he thought about the Johan Santana deal. Santana to the Mets? All I can say is this is going to be one unreal Sendoff Season for both New York ballparks, with a Sendoff Series certainly not an impossibility. . . . It’s amazing how many teams you could easily pick right now as world champs. I’m going down the list and literally could do that with more than half the clubs and have no problem with it. But out of everyone, the Angels look scariest to me. What an outfield, what a team. MLBlogs are made for preseason predictions, might as well leave yours here with URLs. . . . Sixers Dancers vs. Phillies Ballgirls. . . . How many people plan to liveblog every game this season? . . . Now that it’s February, and football officially hands off to baseball, what are you main blogging plans for this season? Have fun.