Shrinking the World through Major League Baseball
Tomorrow, February 13, 2011, will mark RSBS‘ third year anniversary! And, dear readers, I can honestly say that the pure joy associated with co-writing this little corner of the MLBlogosphere knows no limit.
Perhaps the most soothing lesson I have learned the last three years is that I am not alone.
The world is full of baseball dorks!
And the interwebs make them easy to find.
Where once I was shunned, asked to change the subject, to curb my obsessive-compulsive instincts for all things baseball, now I have found solace and freedom and ecstasy knowing that I’m just one of many brilliant baseball fanatics eager to share his voice. To borrow a line from Chico Escuela, “beisbol (and technocracy) has been berry good to me.”
And this shrinking of the universe is no more relevant then when attending MLBlog summits like the one I had earlier this week with displaced Dodger fan turned Minnesota Twins supporter, Randy Stern, author of The Heirloom. Though we had never officially “met”, our mutual understanding of one another was immediately apparent as our conversation dipped and turned and shimmied all-things-MLB. Hell, we’ve been reading each others’ work for a couple years now… and if you can’t get a good grasp of who someone is through his/her writing, then something ain’t right. (Maybe you need reading glasses?)
So on this lazy Saturday afternoon before Big League camps open up to start another exciting season, take a second to reflect on the beauty that is this MLB online community; and know that if you’re ever in the Chi, you got a friend in me!
Don’t hate me ‘cuz I’m right! Especially today!