Well, this is the start of something. Thanks to Sky Andrecheck for a little motivation.
What am I trying to accomplish here?
1. Write a few interesting things about baseball. Hopefully some interesting new research, if time permits.
2. Keep up with my daily baseball thoughts. I’m fascinated with transactions of all kinds, though Christina Kahrl has that covered over at BP. I love keeping track of prospects, though that’s never an easy task. Just ask Keith Law (and Jason Churchill for that matter). I try to keep track of all the happenings in the sabermetric world, but it’s never easy. Big fan of Rob Neyer. And unfortunately I’m a diehard O’s fan, which these days is uncomfortable at best.
3. Regular updates about my TTM additions. Yes, I send cards out to players through the mail (hence TTM) and hope to get back a few autos. As of this first writing, I’ve got 45 back, which is not a bad haul for less than 2 months of work.
4. Keeping track of my life. I’m getting married in October and am in the process of looking for a full-time job after 3 years of working towards a PhD in Translation Studies. Good times indeed. And no, the dissertation isn’t close to being done, thanks for asking.
And why Langerhans’ Loogy? Well, I happen to have been born on the exact same day as the current Mariners’ outfielder, so that’s that. And if you need to know what a loogy is, well, I’ll leave it to BP