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Thank you Rob Neyer

Posted: 1st February 2011 by Graham Womack in Blogging tales

Everyone around the baseball blogosphere has been writing thank you posts for Rob Neyer, who announced this week he was leaving ESPN.com and joining SB Nation, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t add something as well. But before I thank Neyer, I should thank Joe Posnanski. Or ESPN.com. Or Twitter. In September, Posnanski granted […]

24 busy hours in the life of my site

Posted: 12th June 2010 by Graham Womack in Blogging tales

A week and a half ago, my boss said he would have to cut my hours for June. I was bummed but also grateful to still have a job, and I figured things would be alright. I’ve worked 16 hours since, and it turns out my new free time has been largely consumed by this […]

Happy Memorial Day

Posted: 31st May 2010 by Graham Womack in Blogging tales

Just a quick post to say Happy Memorial Day and that it’s looking like it will be a good week for Baseball: Past and Present. Two new regular features will be debuting here, “Does he belong in the Hall of Fame?” which will run Tuesdays and “Different player/Different era” for Thursdays which will look at […]

Some new developments for this site

Posted: 27th May 2010 by Graham Womack in Blogging tales

I got detailed, constructive feedback on this site today from an acquaintance at the San Francisco Chronicle. He started by saying, “The site looks great,” but proceeded to offer a number of solid suggestions. Among these tips: Try to post every weekday, and consider having regular ongoing series. Thus, starting next week, I am going […]

I have been looking for new ways to promote this site, since I get a relatively small amount of traffic, have an Alexa rank that depresses me and a Google page rank of 2 (which relegates me to the Internet Kids Table, so to speak.) On this note, anyone who reads regularly may have noticed […]

It’s hard to believe, but I wrote my first post a year ago today. It’s amazing what a year can do. If I knew then what I know now that I didn’t know then (say that three times fast), I might be amazed. And I still have a lot to learn. That being said, I […]

As a baseball blogger, I’ve begun to make a point in the past several months of reading other baseball blogs. Besides building links to this site whenever I leave comments (where I can offer insight, of course– nobody likes a spammer), I also find some of the material I come across fairly entertaining. Plus, it […]

Babes Love Juan Pierre?

Posted: 13th February 2010 by Graham Womack in Blogging tales
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I recently discovered a blog, via Twitter, Babes Love Baseball. Based out of Minnesota, the blog is similar to this site were it written by a female triumvirate; essentially, it is a paean to all things baseball.  Most of what’s up there these days seems to be re-posted from other sites, but in looking through […]

Possible spin-off?

Posted: 31st January 2010 by Graham Womack in Blogging tales
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One of the guys who oversees the network of sites my blog belongs to emailed me today, wanting to get my thoughts on creating a San Francisco Giants blog. He wrote, in part: I know its your favorite team and you would have no problem writing about them…  I also think you would get more […]

I just wanted a chance to write regularly. When I was out with that group of people at Denny’s on that Friday early last year, I had no idea that the man sitting across from me had a son connected with this site, no idea that it would lead me to where I am now. […]