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New Digs, Same Stuff

Posted on January 28, 2008 at 6:37 PM
Filed Under: Baseball | General

Welcome to the new place! 

Some of you are coming over from the Wordpress blog, having read me some the last few months.  Glad to see you.  I hope you’ll feel as at home here as you did over there and make it a daily stop.

Probably a number of you are coming from one of my fine neighbors here on the Blogs by Fans network.  Nice to meet you!  Let me tell you a little about myself.

I’m a 32-year-old CPA in Arkansas, married to a wonderfully tolerant woman (which gets tested yearly between March and October) and have two kids, a three-year-old son who is really starting to get into baseball and an eight-month-old daughter who doesn’t realize she’ll be really into baseball in a year or so.  Besides this blog, you can find me in an administrative capacity over at CardsClubhouse, either moderating the forums, organizing the fantasy baseball leagues or creating YNOT games.

I recently documented how I came to be a Cardinals fan, but the short version is I really grew up in the tradition and very glad that I did.  And, as is typical in Cardinal Nation, I’m passing that down the line as well.

What will you find here?

Well, I’m not really a sabermetrician.  I’ll do a few things with stats now and again, but you won’t see a lot of VORP or things like that.  I know there’s a lot of value to those stats, but I’m not quite hip enough to keep up.

I don’t have any inside sources.  You don’t run into too many people connected to the Cardinals down here.  (Though, interestingly, I used to have a couple of ties to the assistant trainer of the Cardinals.  He’s now the Cubs head trainer.)

All I’ve got is my view on what’s happening.  A lot of reaction, a decent bit of second guessing, maybe a little predicting.  I also head up the United Cardinal Bloggers and we, from time to time, do a blogging project.  In fact, one is scheduled for Thursday, so stay tuned for that.

I hope you’ll like what you see and will come back often.  I’m glad to be part of the neighborhood, so to speak, and I’m looking forward to seeing how things go in the future.



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Welcome, we're glad to have you.

Welcome to the Network. It'll be nice to have another Cardinals fan around to fend off some of the over zealous Chi-town folks.

Ditto. Welcome to the fold.

Welcome on board...it's always nice to hear other opinions.

Thanks, everyone. I'll try to live up to the high bar y'all have set.

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