Happy Mother's Day.
The Phils just lost 4-1.
Our team is still a joke (17-20).
Anway, here's an email I received from the author of Bugs & Cranks Phillies' section: "I'm fairly new to the whole blogging aspect of the internet. Not to sound all Unfrozen Caveman lawyer or anything, but up until last year, I heard the word "blog" and all I could think of was some loser that I could care less about rehashing his trips to CompUSA or what he had for lunch. The extent of my sports news came from ESPN & Sportsline. Then an e-friend (I've actually e-known the guy since '97 from a message board) tried to convince me to write for the Phillies for a website idea that he had. Now, I have never done any creative-type writing in my life, never took a writing class in college (that I paid attention to, at least) and had zero interest in blogging about the Phillies. I mean, I have a full time job in the UPenn Hospital, a wife and a 6-year old, so unless the money was good (which it wasn't) I was gonna pass. But this kid's persistence and genuine excitement about it sorta piqued my interest.
So I started looking at sports blogs, specifically Philly sports blogs (which, in my opinion, are 10X better & more creative than any other ghey-ass cities ghey-ass blogs) and stumbled upon 700 Level & BeerLeaguer and from there found PhilliesFlow, BS&S & you guys. Anyways, my life has been so much better since then. As a newbie, I feel like I should pay my respects to yous. Especially the GM's -- between the humorous analysis, the pictures (I love the pictures) and the shout out to the Phils of old -- I'm pissed I missed an entire season of your stuff last year.
Over at Bugs & Cranks, I hardly get into my analysis of the team just because it's done so well here, BeerLeaguer & PhilliesFlow so I usually stick to obscure or funny Phillies news stories and dick jokes.
And I'm not lonely or anything, but my boss is off today and I felt like writing this. Sorry if I wasted your time, but usually people don't mind someone writing a few paragraphs kissing their ass. Me & my buddy are thinking of heading to the Bank on Saturday, if we end up going - I'll stop by your pre-game jamboree and pay my respects.
Keep up the good work,
*Glad to see Corey and I entertain someone besides ourselves.