FriarBall: Hello blog readers

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Hello blog readers

Two weeks into the baseball season and I'm finally ready to become a blogger. For those of you checking this site out, yes it is basic. But as I get off the ground I hope that the quality of my content will outweigh the design until I can truly get into it. Now for a little about me.

I am currently a sports writer for a group of newspapers in Southern Maryland and I have started a blog for two reasons: One, it has always been a dream of mine to be a sports columnist and be able to give my views on national and important or quirky stories. Two, in my current position I am unable to do that but because the internet now allows anyone to write, I have decided to put my two cents out there.

Now I bet most of you are asking what a Maryland resident is doing rooting for the Padres and to keep the answer short I grew up in San Diego and got into baseball right as Mr. Padre Tony Gwynn was in the midst of his Hall of Fame career. There are two teams I am passionate about and as far as baseball goes, the Padres are it.

I hope that as I write real comments and posts that people will enjoy reading my point of view and maybe learn something in the process. While the second one isn't necessarily a given, it is a reason why a journalist writes. So enjoy and feel free to comment. Let's go Padres.

1 comment:

Geoff Young said...

Welcome to the Padres blogosphere, Jim! I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on the team.