This is the 2000th post since this site started in 2003. And for the occasion, all kinds of cute number studies were going to be attempted around that number. But all of that seemed dry and calculated. Other ideas were bandied about. But none of them seemed to fit. So this milestone post won't be about anything. It's only a simple milestone for a site that isn't that complicated. There is only one reason why so much effort would go into writing that many posts. And that reason?
Baseball is the best game in the world. Major League Baseball is not perfect, but no other sport captures this writer's imagination and loyalty. Only baseball is a common thread from the early days of this writer's life to these now middle-aged years. There is no other game like it. There is no other casual joy that comes close.
That's why this place exists. This Flagrant Fan of the game of baseball is thankful many of you have been along for a lot of this journey. Thanks for listening. Thanks for the encouragement. And thanks most of all for sharing this passion that binds us together.