Thursday, June 4, 2009

Happy 1000th post!

Holy crap.

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.


Anonymous said...


-brent in Korea

Navin Vaswani (@eyebleaf) said...

Cheers, Tao.

To celebrate, I think we should all find blunt objects with which to pummel Vernon Wells.

Tao of Stieb said...

Or maybe the Jays could reward us with a win this afternoon.

That'd be nice.

Navin Vaswani (@eyebleaf) said...

That, too.

I'll even take Vernon being moved out the four-spot as a reward. That too would be very nice.

Drew said...

Congrats Tao, 1000 posts of the cleanest copy in all of Blogtopia. You should be proud.

MRB said...

Happy 1000th post, and a belated happy birthday to you Tao!

abigail breslin said...

Admit it, you are older in real life.

Voodoo Matt said...


You, Shortwaveboy and The Ack need to do the jump-bump celebration thing. See Eyebleaf's picture for and example.

Navin Vaswani (@eyebleaf) said...

Voodoo Matt, that is a fantastic fucking idea.

Is the game on the tele today?

Drew GROF said...

It's on the Rogers preview channel and being liveblogged on some other hacky site.


Ian Hunter said...

Happy 1000th, Tao!

Thanks to everyone at ToS for making the blogosphere a better place for everyone. It's blogs like this that make things like 9 game losing streaks a little easier to handle. Otherwise, I probably would've jumped off a short cliff by now.

Ron Logel said...

Congrats Tao. Stay classy.

What was up with the old pirate behind the plate last night? Why wasn't there a parrot on his shoulder. Too bad he didn't attack those two fake umpire fucks.

Darren Priest said...

Congrats to my favorite blog. I was going through the archives the other day and this blog really has come a long way.

Keep up the great work. I look forward to every post.

If you do plan to get together for the leaping chest bump, might I suggest you go shirtless and paint T-A-O on your chests.

Joanna said...

oooh batting a thousand!


and 13 whole comments?!?! WOW!

Tao of Stieb said...

And with that, Joanna just made a patronizing comment on the blog for the 100th time.

Milestones abound!

Thanks to everyone for you kind comments, which we weren't fishing for in any way shape or form.


Hey, there's a ball game on in 10 minutes...time to thread it up!

The Ack said...

As always, I'm late to the party. Woke up with the goddamned stomach flu for the umpteenth time this year. FML.

Mattt said...

Congratulations. This blog and others like it strengthen the fan base considerably.

Fangarello said...

There are times when I would have driven spikes into my own head following this club over the past few years without the level-headed insights & analysis I have found here. Thank you for a refuge for us tortured fans...

Watching the Brewers-Marlins game right now - it is liberating to simply be watching for the love of the game.

dave said...

Nice! Congratulations!!

B. Given said...

Congrats Tao of "Steib"

Anonymous said...

Congrats and Fuck off Parkes

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