Hello friends! I’m back! Miss me?
I read somewhere that if you want people to read your blog, you should probably not write nothing on your blog. That sounds like a good idea. So I’m going to write not nothing on my blog. And, because I studied philosophy in college and I’m well-versed in the intricacies of logic and rational thought, I will reveal to you a little tautology of which you may not have been aware: “not nothing” is, necessarily, something. Yes, dear readers, you heard me right; I am going to write something on my blog. Maybe, probably, hopefully, more than something. Lots of things, ideally.
What am going to write, you ask? Well, you’re in for a treat. See, if you know only one thing about me (unlikely, since you’re probably either my mom or a complete stranger), it’s that I like baseball. A lot. For example, Chrome says that my “Most Visited Sites” are Yahoo Fantasy Baseball, Twitter (in which I follow exclusively baseball people), Ottoneu Fantasy Baseball, FanGraphs.com, MLB.com, Facebook, YanksGoYard.com – the awesome Yankees fan blog that lets me occasionally write things for them – and the dashboard on which I write said things.
That’s 3 sites where I read about baseball, 1 site where I write about baseball, 1 site where I interact across the interwebs with other people who like baseball, 2 sites where I pretend that I manage a baseball team, and Facebook.
So yeah, I like baseball.
Now, if you are still reading this (unlikely), you may be thinking to yourself, “Who is this miserable person, and why is my life so boring that I’m reading his god-awful post about seemingly nothing? Seriously, I’m sitting here alone on my computer, wasting my life away. Is there any point to it all? Why was I put on this Earth? Just so I could listen to this random nobody go on about his equally miserable life?”
Why yes, my beautiful reader, that is why you exist. I’m truly sorry. I know you wanted more out of your life than this, but alas, the fates have landed you here, so you might as well make the most of it. And trust me, if you’ve managed to stay with me for this long, then there is undoubtedly some metaphysical, supernatural force that has led you to this place for a reason.
Let’s see if we can make the most out of your unfortunate fate. If all goes as planned, I’m going to start writing, on this very blog, about things that I’m thinking about, things that I’m doing, things that are going on in the world, and things I consider important. Yes, a lot of those things will be about baseball. Some of them will be excruciatingly nerdy. I apologize in advance for those posts.
But maybe, if I am in fact correct about your purpose in life being to read this blog, you will get something out of the words that I write on these virtual pages. Maybe you’ll be inspired, or you’ll think of an important question that you must answer, or you’ll find the answer to a question you had been asking yourself. Maybe, for some odd reason, you’ll read what I write just because you enjoy hearing what I have to say and how I have to say it. I hope that this happens to you.
So, without further ado, I welcome you to The Fundamentals – Revival Edition. I’ll try not to disappoint.