Last year, I was surprised by an email from a former PawSox player. This guy basically told me that he liked my blog and that it made him laugh, had a humorous question for me about some jokes I made about his appearance. He wrote me a couple of times and then that was it.
Shortly after receiving that message, I went back and made sure I hadn't said anything too scathing about the player. I was pretty sure I hadn't, because he seemed like a good guy and he performed reasonably well. Lucky me, it was all good stuff.
I know it sounds like no big whoop, but let me put it into terms you might understand. Imagine you got an email from Laurence Maroney telling you he liked your Patriots blog. Does that help?
I was pretty sure the player and I were going to become best friends and that he would collaborate with me on my blog, therefore making it a baseball blog to trump all others and launching me into super!stardom!, but he seemed pretty busy.