Thank you content week woooooo!

DMZ · August 29, 2008 at 9:02 pm · Filed Under Site information 

Last night, I spent a good chunk of time catching up on USSM emails, in particular, writing a ton of thank-yous to people who’ve tossed some money in the tip jar (and I think I caught up). I try to write a note to everyone, and if you didn’t get one, thank you and apologies that it bounced, or got tagged as spam for having a title like (“Re: Payment…”) which happens more often than it should, or, probably most likely, I screwed something up. So I was filled with gratitude and wanted find something to write.

At the same time, I have to admit that I’ve been a little at a loss for ideas for things to write about. Until the season ends and the rumor mill for GM candidates cranks up, there’s not a lot for us to do but watch the season wind down. Even the September call-ups will be a welcome infusion of possibilities and things to watch (including Morrow, Starting Pitcher!).

So here’s the scoop: if you’ve donated, whatever the amount, and there’s something you’d like to see me write about in the next week or so, either drop us an email or comment here. I’ll try and cover as many as we can, but no less than 1/day, for the next week or so. I might batch short questions up or whatever, but we’ll see how it breaks out.

And yes, we’ll be finishing the All-Mariner All-Time series.

I’ve always been sensitive to concerns around having subscriptions, and I’m a little wary of setting a precedent for abusing us as organ-grinder monkeys, but this seems like a cool way to return the good turn many of you have done us. If it turns out to be a bad idea, well, it was worth trying.

And if you haven’t donated and there’s a topic you’d like to see us write about, as always, we’re happy to take suggestions.

Or you could join your peers in supporting the site:

And please keep in mind: I am not Dave. This may affect your suggestions.


19 Responses to “Thank you content week woooooo!”

  1. OppositeField on August 29th, 2008 9:44 pm

    I’ve donated a few times, but I certainly feel like I’ve already been more than compensated for it. This is probably the most content-rich of any destination that I personally frequent on the internet, and I would do whatever it takes to keep this place up and running.

    As far as topics, I think it’d be nice to see more posts from you in the same vein as your writings about your trip to Coors Field. Pet peeves about stadiums, stadium head-to-heads, best places to drink outside stadiums…anything like that. You seem to be a beer drinker, maybe a Best Places To Get A Pint Near Safeco post?

  2. msb on August 29th, 2008 10:30 pm

    You seem to be a beer drinker, maybe a Best Places To Get A Pint Near Safeco post?

    that’s right– the old post is no longer linked on the sidebar….

  3. msb on August 29th, 2008 10:35 pm

    I was going to ask about the whole Boras kerfuffle, but I think that would just lead to whining & bitching, rather than a pertinent discussion.

  4. OppositeField on August 29th, 2008 10:50 pm

    I can never tell if msb is insulting me or not, and that is why I like him.

    But yeah, if that has already been done, then anything that is more about the baseball experience than the day-to-day stuff would be great.

  5. Teej on August 29th, 2008 10:55 pm

    I’ve donated a few times, but I certainly feel like I’ve already been more than compensated for it.

    I came in here to say pretty much the same thing. Thanks for the work you guys do. Especially during a season like this.

  6. msb on August 29th, 2008 11:01 pm

    I can never tell if msb is insulting me or not

    nah. it was written a long while back, though, and I’m sure it might need a lot of in-depth research done to update the old piece

  7. John Morgan on August 29th, 2008 11:37 pm

    An All-Time Worst Team seems appropriate and ripe for comedy.

  8. daveblev on August 30th, 2008 1:17 am

    all-time worst team would be golden!

    Manager: Bill Plummer
    Catcher: Dave Valle
    Closer: Bobby Ayala
    Shortstop: Rey Quinones

    hmmm….i’ll let them expand on it more.

  9. Breadbaker on August 30th, 2008 1:32 am

    Sorry, Manager: Maury Wills. You can’t top perfection.

  10. terry on August 30th, 2008 6:47 am

    Here’s an idea for a thread….a thorough discussion about the real possibility that Ichiro is an alien.

  11. msb on August 30th, 2008 8:35 am

    oh, please. it is not just a possibility.

  12. kenshin on August 30th, 2008 9:48 am

    What are some realistic no-brainer moves that will help the M’s not suck next season?

  13. JMHawkins on August 30th, 2008 10:05 am

    Hmmm. The future of sports writing? How blogs and the imminent demise of traditional newspapers (not to mention talking toothbrushes*) will change the way baseball is covered? Other than that, I got nothin’.

    *Could my SoniCare be programmed to vibrate at just the right frequency to transmit last night’s box scores into my brain every morning while brushing my teeth? Could lead to significantly improved dental hygine among the yout’s of America.

  14. Paul B on August 30th, 2008 11:59 am

    I’m still curious about how Morrow’s value as a starter compares to his value as a reliever. Potentially, and making appropriate assumptions of course.

  15. NODO Dweller on August 30th, 2008 1:06 pm

    Given that the minor league seasons are winding down, and all there is really left to talk about for the big club is the future, how about an update to the Future Forty list?

  16. Dobbs on August 30th, 2008 1:17 pm

    I like your writing on the Rays. With the M’s sucking so badly, might as well talk about management we all envy that not long ago was the joke of the league (mostly because of cashflow limitations, but whatever).

  17. DMZ on August 30th, 2008 1:22 pm

    how about an update to the Future Forty list?

    Again, I am not Dave.

  18. dpseadvr on August 30th, 2008 10:16 pm

    Please just keep doing what you’re doing, by and large it is enlightening and accessible to non stat based baseball fans. My contribution is small, but will be steady. Intellectual property is valuable, your work is appreciated.

  19. Pig on September 1st, 2008 12:30 am

    I don’t comment often but still check multiple times a day. Keep up the great work.

    I realize the Manager will likely be dependent on the GM — but I’m curious about your take on how Rigglman has performed so far. I have to say I have been pleasantly surprised but my expectations were very low. If you were GM would you keep him?

    If the Gillick as M’s President rumors are true do you see that as more of the same or do you think he could get behind some of the forward thinking GM candidates that you’ve endorsed? Net positive move?

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