When we started this little dog and monkey show more than two years ago by misspelling the name of our patron saint (I before E, damnit!), we figured that like most other things in our life, we'd fart around with it for a while before getting bored with it and letting it wither on the vine.
In fact, if you'd asked us back then what the over-under on the total number of posts we'd we'd have before we gave up and walked away from this, it probably would have been about 50.
And yet, here we are: 1,000 posts.
Obviously, we didn't do this all by ourselves. Many thanks are due to our fellow contributors: The Ack, who gave the blog a much needed shot in the arm last year when we were starting to run out of gas, and Shortwaveboy, who encouraged us from the get-go.
And we'd be remiss if we didn't recognize the contributions of the commenters and fellow Blue Jays bloggers, who inspire and inform us daily. We learn something new from all of you just about every day, and frankly, that's just about the highest compliment we can pay.
In the end, we're a much better baseball fan now than we were before we started the blog. We've learned a lot from you all, as you've provided a nice amount of context and perspective in the down times, and you've shared the excitement in good times.
(Although we still don't have the first fucking clue what UZR really means. So it's hard to use it as a club with which to beat Vernon Wells.)
Thank you all once again for your continued patronage, and for coming back here daily. Here's to the next thousand posts.