Interestingly enough (to me) this will be my 155th essay on DocuDharma.
It’s kind of a little unfair to pfiore to really talk about baseball (which she had suggested as a topic when she asked me to do witr), but that sent me digging and really wishing for a good index search. Maybe next revision which may come sooner or later depending on how pacified’s open source project is going.
Anyway pfiore remembered an essay where I talked about baseball and the one I think she is after is the one I wrote just before one of our Openings (there were about 6 or 7, as budhy got settled in his new digs).
When I think about blogging as art I see it as halfway between a Magazine and a TV Channel. You have an audience for the Gilmore Girls and when they tune in they expect to see it.
But also a Community blog is a team effort, the kind of artistry you see on a Baseball Diamond between 9 people who love the game they play. Sort of a dance, but competitive.
First day of the season. Home opener. Score is nothing nothing and anything can happen.
That said I expect we’ll get our asses kicked and be cleaning up the mess for weeks, but I love this game.
It’s a long season, 162 games at least. I’m not disappointed in the talent, but we’ve never played together before and you can only expect miscommunication and errors.
It’s all good.
As we learn together we will get stronger as a team. Pretty soon we’ll be turning those double plays and figure out where the bumps in the field are. We have the pitching to succeed and the bullpen to close.
Now we just have to start scratching out the runs.