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.