Just over two years ago, in April of 2010, I found out I could create my own blog, and could write about anything I wanted to.
I have been a baseball fan for over 40 years, my favorite sport since I was a little kid, and so writing about baseball just seemed to be right.
Today I write this post to say Thank You.
Today this blog has reached the 50,000 mark in page views.
I write about baseball because it gives me pleasure, it makes me think about playing baseball on the sandlots and back yards of Portage, Michigan, where I grew up, and where I played Little League baseball.
Baseball has been around a long time, since when, no one really knows, but it has always held a special place in America, and it always will.
The ratings on TV might not be as big as they once were, but baseball fans have so many new ways to follow the game than we did 40 years ago, that the passion of true baseball fans remains as solid as it ever was.
Baseball is special because of the fans who follow and love the support, and without fans there would be no baseball blogs, and that would be a shame.
Fans fuel baseball, their love of the game, a team, a player.
I write about baseball because it has given me the greatest joy in my life, like learning to field a ground ball, catch a line drive, and to smack a double to the fence.
Baseball is a special game, and the ability to write about baseball is a true blessing from above.
To you, the baseball fans who've come to my blog, I say thanks, I hope you've enjoyed reading about the grand game, through this baseball fans eyes, ears, and fingers.
God Bless and Play Ball!