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Has It Been That Long?

I read an article a while back that said to be really good at something, you need to practice it extensively for ten years.  If that’s the case, you have to put up a lack of excellence for five more years because today marks the fifth anniversary that I started this blog.  Originally, it was an attachment to a fantasy baseball league I ran but it eventually branched out into it’s own domain.  I blogged infrequently the first couple of months and it wasn’t really until July of 2003 that I really found my groove and started taking it seriously.

Since then, I’ve been in seven books (eighth will be out soon), talked to Ernie Harwell on the phone, mixed it up with some of the better known stat gurus, and helped bring SABR back to Detroit.  I’ve also had the privelage to work with several other great bloggers and I’ve learned a ton.  Not just about the Tigers and their rich history but about sabermetrics as well as the happenings in team’s front offices.  I look back and it’s been a wild ride but I wouldn’t have traded it for anything and I hope five year’s from now, I’m still going strong.

Happy blogiversary, Brian. Five years is a heck of a run. It’s even more impressive when you consider the other opportunities it’s led to, as you mentioned.

Here’s to five more, and finally reaching excellence!

Posted by Ian C. on April 4th, 2008 at 7:09 am

Happy blogiversary…you are getting old.

Posted by Ryan on April 4th, 2008 at 9:01 am

Happy anniversary, Brian. We’ve enjoyed working through your apprenticeship with you.

Posted by Matt in Toledo on April 4th, 2008 at 10:16 am

My, that is a long time! Congrats! Keep up the good work!

Posted by Kurt on April 4th, 2008 at 11:14 am

Congrats man. Keep it up.

Posted by Blake on April 4th, 2008 at 11:56 am

Congrats on the one of the biggest days. Keep going

Posted by Mom on April 4th, 2008 at 1:41 pm

Wait … we’ve talked?

Posted by Ernie Harwell on April 4th, 2008 at 2:12 pm

Congrats, Brian! And to think it all started with the Kerry Wood: Cy Young Fantasy Baseball League.

Wow, were YOU wrong.

Posted by Jay on April 4th, 2008 at 2:13 pm

Congrats, and what a crazy past 5 years it has been

Posted by Rock & Rye on April 4th, 2008 at 6:12 pm

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