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:
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.