THE END... Of High Prices!!
I started this blog almost three years ago. At the time, there was nearly zero Pawtucket Red Sox coverage. I thought, what the heck. I like talking about baseball even though I'm stupid about it. I also like talking about myself. And to myself.
And so I started to go to the ballpark as often as possible, even when I REALLY didn't want to. I referred to this practice as 'my other job'. Then I'd write about the games and my observations, which was a real baseball education. Along the way I figured a lot of stuff out that most baseball fans already knew. Because there was a long period of time where I didn't follow baseball at all.
At this point, there's plenty of information available about the Pawtucket Red Sox. You have Sox Prospects, Keith's PawSox Blog, um... a few others. It's so much better than what I do, which is essentially using a free, generic blog template and writing about baseball games without providing much inside information. It's sloppy and the pictures don't make sense and I use too many exclamation points and I take personal shots at the baseball players and I'm unfocused and I don't edit enough.
Yesterday at work I thought, well, isn't my work done? Do I need to do this any more? It's a real pain in the ass at times. There are other people doing it and doing it right. Like I always said, I sincerely hope no one is reading this to get front-line PawSox coverage. That would be tragic.
But then as I thought of quitting, I felt really sad about it. And I remembered why I started in the first place. I did it for myself. I never cared if anyone read the blog... half my family doesn't even read it. (TOM. ALICIA. MOM.) I love it! I think it's interesting and funny and lively! I never wanted it to be a box score or a compilation of stats. I could give a shit about the arithmetic. It's baseball. It's not science. And I still love it. So I'm gonna keep going! YEAH PEDRO!!!!!
I don't normally do shout-outs, but I gotta give thanks for inspiration (it guides my mind along the way): Thanks to RSF-PST and Gib. for long-time presence; the blog kids who linked me; Bob and his Two Things; my heavenly baseball team; PawSox Keith; the "Bored" kids; and the Pawtucket Red Sox organization for not messing with me. Wow, this is really making me wish I had liner notes.
Special thanks to my brother Phil, who's been a great friend, fan, and manager. ('IT'S NOT REAL GOLD!!') The baby in the photo is his daughter, who regularly drinks us under the table. YAY.
See you guys later!