Well, before all else, I'd like to thank all the original-flavor Sons for inviting the three of us newbies into the fold. This place is remarkable in a lot of ways, starting with the guys that brought it all together. I'm profoundly flattered to become part of that. I'm also compelled to give some well-deserved praise to my fellow Stepsons Dusty Baker and Nomo, who helped change the game threads from something I read and enjoyed into something I actively participated in on game nights.
When I first started posting here, it was a combination of the puzzles and the irreverent commentary that drew me in. I'd been a regular over Jon Weisman's Dodger Thoughts when it was hosted by Ken Arneson's (sorely missed) Baseball Toaster. While I stayed a reader once he moved on to bigger and better things, I found that I lacked a place to hang my metaphorical hat. I eventually found Sax, Orel, AC, and Delino (not to mention the dearly departed) here running just that sort of operation.
As I'm sure regulars are all-too-well-aware, I have a bit of a sardonic streak. While this has been eminently useful during the last few lean years, I ultimately prefer to look at things from a more balanced perspective. I've always stuck with the boys in blue, whether they be bombers or bums and I've been coming to Dodger Stadium since I was old enough to see over the back of the seats, so I've seen my share of each, and everything in between. The greatest virtue of a community like we have here is that it makes those victories sweeter, but it also makes any defeats much more endurable.
So, what can you expect from me? I'll be taking the helm of the PCS and various other frivolities. If it's silly and/or trivial, Stubbs is your guy. But don't think I won't throw in the occasional game thread or diatribe on occasion, just to keep you guys on your toes. In short, it's an honor to be included here, and I look forward to enjoying the SoSG experience from within the gooey, creme-filled center as much as I did as part of the crunchy candy commenter shell.