Friday, May 06, 2005
Okay, the A-Rod and Matsui faux livejournal things were funny (especially when "Matsui" wrote them in haiku: "Chinese pitcher starts / I wish he were Japanese / Cannot trust Chinese"), but the level of detail of the whole enterprise is quite scary... who goes to all the trouble to create blogs by Jay Gibbons, Brett Tomko, Nick Swisher, Michael Tucker, and Kyle Farnsworth?
Here's a list...
Sox: Arroyo, Bellhorn, Damon, Manny, Millar, Mirabelli, Ortiz, Theo, Varitek, Wells, Youkilis.
As: Eric Byrnes, Bobby Crosby, Rich Harden, Danny Haren, Hatteberg, Swisher, Barry Zito
Astros: Brad Ausmus, Brandon Backe, Clemens, Morgan Ensberg, Andy Pettitte
Brewers: Chris Capuano, Ben Sheets
Cardinals: Mark Mulder, Scott Rolen
Cubs: Michael Barrett, Nomar, Nomar #2, Mark Prior, Kerry Wood
Diamondbacks: Brad Halsey
Dodgers: Eric Gagne
Giants: Edgardo Alfonzo, Marquis Grissom, J.T. Snow, Tomko, Tucker, Omar Vizquel
Marlins: Josh Beckett
Mets: Mientkiewicz, Pedro
Orioles: Gibbons, Sammy Sosa
Phillies: Rheal Cormier (in French), Mike Lieberthal, Chase Utley, Randy Wolf
Tigers: Farnsworth, Mike Maroth, Nate Robertson
White Sox: Joe Crede, Paul Konerko, A.J. Pierzynski, Scott Podsednik
Yankees: A-Rod, Bubba Crosby, Derek Jeter, Matsui, Jorge Posada, Tanyon Sturtze
I guess I stumbled into a whole community slash (and I mean slash) subculture that I didn't know existed. And they're often hilarious. Here's some quasi-illumination.
Edit: added Manny, Wells, Grissom. I like the ones that take somewhat less hailed players such as Tomko - kind of reminds me of how people like to choose obscure players as their user names on baseball message boards.
Edit #2: added Youks, Theo, Ortiz, Sosa, and a second Nomar one. I feel like inventing one meself at this rate...
Hope that helps. :)
Someone's writing The Farns! I die.
A lot of times, they're often really, really good reads, which is the main reason I linked to them.
Singapore Sox Fan