Thursday, April 17, 2008

BIG news for B&OT

After the departure of a few of their fine blogstresses, the Ladies... were looking for new contributors. After a rigorous screening process that included a background check, urinalysis, submission to random drug testing, an IQ test, and a strange ritual involving paddles, two kittens, and KY Jelly, I am one of them.

Why would I want to write for such a website? Fame, glory, and the big bucks. Duh. Also because I've always loved the balance the Ladies... provide for me as a sports fan. The Ladies... all legitimate sports fans with intelligent* thoughts, ideas, statistical knowledge, etc. about our favorite teams and sports. And we all have our regular blogs and other websites for those ideas. But from time to time, I find myself wanting to extol the virtues of high socks and eyeblack, or criticize MLB's dumbest goatees, but this blog isn't really the place; that wouldn't be fair to people who are here for actual baseball (...and, uh, Other Things?). I can do those posts there, comfortably assured that Ladies... readers understand that it is a balance, not merely a girly obsession with athlete asses in tight pants.

*Them, not me.

This is by no means the end of Baseball and Other Things. It's more like B&OT now has a baby sister. And that I'm this much closer to being Internet-famous.

5 comments:

The Tao said...

congrats... and that's what we call proper usage of exclamation marks in your Ladies' introduction.

kcmichelle said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you! I look forward to your new Ladies... posts!

Christina said...

Minda, is it just me, or did you find the Kittens thing a little off-putting? I mean the paddles and the KY are all part of the usual repatoire, but Kittens... Maybe I'm just being a prude :)

Minda said...

Tao and kcmichelle,
Thanks! I'm really REALLY excited to be one of the Ladies...

christina, you're right. Most of the initiation process was weird and uncomfortable, but the kittens were over the line. If you're a prude, then I'm a prude. :)

Mitch said...

Congratulations, Minda! You will always be internet famous to me :)