Wednesday, January 10, 2007


So. Here we are. I feel all grown up, graduating from the "omg let's talk about feelings" world of livejournal to the big bad world of blogging. But a post I did over there today convinced me that I should start something new, and something more accessible to friends and strangers. It's not so much that I believe that what I say is somehow important enough to matter in the grand scheme of things. In fact, for a long time it prevented me from posting things because I thought I had to be new, different, interesting. But that's not the point. The point is to use writing as a release, as communication, as a way to relate to friends. So with this blog I hope to create a place for my old friends to join new ones in discussing various topics.

It will most likely be, primarily, about sports. Duke basketball and Yankees baseball are two passions I think about a lot, and I've always been attracted to statistics and how they relate to my favorite teams. If sports are not your thing, don't worry, because my interests and opinions on a lot of topics should make their way into lots of posts, such as politics, biology, or life in general. I also hope that a lot of my friends will enjoy making "guest posts" about whatever topic they think would be interesting for everyone to discuss.

On comments: it is my hope that discussion will stay civil, but I know that is not always a realistic goal. Even forgetting the posts that will be about controversial things like politics and religion, let's face it: lots and lots of people hate the Yankees, and hate Duke. Also, one of my guiding principles of online comments is this: credibility and anonymity are inversely related. So in order to preempt the inevitable trolling should this blog get popular, I'm going to require that all commenters have a blogger or google mail account, to provide some measure of accountability. I hope everyone understands that.

Well, I guess that's it for now. I'm going to post the livejournal entry that convinced me to start this whole shindig, and soon I'll post something about the title of this blog (The Immaculate Inning). I'm looking forward to everyone's comments and to writing!

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