Monday, August 30, 2010

SoSG Gets Hit #1,500,000

Sometime over this past weekend (full of Manny-discarding angst and corroded-postseason-plans vitriol), we crossed the threshold to 1,500,000 hits. And despite the awful news elsewise in the weekend, you know us Sons well by now; we're a compassionate type who tend to get all misty-eyed and self-contemplative on anniversaries such as these.

This time, I just want to say, on behalf of the other Sons of Steve Garvey:

THANK YOU.

This has been perhaps the most trying year for the Sons of Sons of Steve Garvey, and not just because the Dodgers' performance this season has had a lot of heartbreak (and heartburn). A number of us Sons have had rough patches at work, as well as ridiculously absurd travel schedules, plus the occasional mid-life or family-based crisis that tends to occur around this stage in life. It's nothing life-threatening or utterly overwhelming. But it has made it harder than ever for us to publish with regularity, and our decreased volume of posts this season demonstrate just that. It's not that we don't love writing; I know I for one still love sitting down with my laptop and hacking away on a GameThread, a sarcastic barb, a metaphorical construct, or even a random thing I saw on the web someplace else. However, there has been less time this year to get those free moments to write--despite efforts to carve out time wherever one can.

But there's one thing I've also learned this year: hanging out with one's sarcastic, hilarious, and witty friends sure dullens some of those sharp pains of a depressing baseball season. As much as I'm able to put into the blog, I feel like I'm getting tenfold in return from all of your comments and zingers and puns and tweet-bashes. So thank you for coming by and for contributing and for helping make this such a great community.

I'm also very proud that we were able to break down the fourth wall and buy some of our readers some well-deserved beers this year. For those of you who missed out, we're hoping to catch you for the next round!

So, raise a glass to the next 1.5M hits--and again, THANK YOU.

16 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

No, thank YOU for offering this place that allows us to heal from our own rough patches at work, ridiculously absurd travel schedules, and the occasional mid-life or family-based crisis.

The fact that we could get 667 comments in yesterday's GT that morphed into an Emmys thread and all sorts of directions after that, on a day when we lost embarrassingly, effectively ended our wild card run, and lost our goofy but talismanic LF, demonstrates that there is a demand for this space and the togetherness it offers.

Don't despair, lads...there's plenty of content here. I'm amazed you're able to post as much as you do given your competing priorities.

Josh S. said...

No, thank YOU.

Josh S. said...

DAMMIT

Dusty Baker said...

I needed an afternoon chuckle.

I also need an afternoon martini.

MR. F said...

Thank YOU (way more than DB and Josh S.)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

THANK YOU (way more than Mr F, which by definition is way way more than DB and Josh)

Dusty Baker said...

Did you just out thank me, Mr. F? You sneaky little sneaker!

Dusty Baker said...

Hey! I thank SoSG infinity plus infinity. Can't top that.

Meaniebreanie said...

A HUGE THANK YOU to you (way more than Dusty, Josh, Mr. F, and Mr. LASF).

The Sons definitely give us a bright spot in the day. In addition, I love the camaraderie I have found with people on this site. We realize that you actually have lives and appreciate the fact that you post as much as you do.

Here's a drink to the next 1,500,000 hits!

Josh S. said...
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Neeebs said...

1,500,000. Not bad, not bad at all.

I knew all those silly games helped with the hits. After all, on March Madness and AC, I've probably accounted for at least 10,000 of those hits myself.

Thanks for the forum. It's really like a virtual Cheers Bar. No kiddin'. And EVERYONE knows your screen name (they just don't always spell it correctly.)

Mr. Customer said...

I'm at least as thankful as MB for this place and all y'all, by extension, if not more (that ought to cover it.)

You guys are always incredibly gracious considering the three-ring circus that we've set up in the online equivalent of your living room. You're an eclectic and exceptional crew of dudes. From perusing these comments, as well as the thousands more that preceded them, I think you've gained a dedicated readership that reflects those qualities.

So, here's to you guys, and 1,500,000 more where those came from.

Spanky said...

Yah, Thanks for nothing.




HaHa, Took me 2 years to find this blog and once I read it and the comments of my peers I Knew, This is my home. Good Times BABY! Gracias

Fred's Brim said...

Thank you, SOSG and SOSG lovers, for making this such a fun place

Fred's Brim said...

The Smonkstakes post has roughly .2% of those hits

Free Bird said...

I'm loathe to comment on anything internet-wise but I'll break down for the SoSGs...great site, always look forward to your posts.