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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

6,036 Days

As far as I can tell, this blog was started on March 11, 2002. Today is day 6,036 in our long quest to take over the site, the baseball community, the internet, and the universe.

We’ve made some progress, but we still have a ways to go.

The thread title links to the site archives from the Wayback Machine, pulled from June 2003 but with articles stretching back to March 2002, in the old Baseball Primer days. The first post in the archives was by Sean Forman, wishing good fortune for Boston’s new manager, Grady Little.

The first few threads include comments from still-very-much-active posters such as Darren, Toby, dave h (who was into capitalization back then), Harold (who was posting under a different name at the time), and Dan Werr, plus Tangotiger, Don Malcolm, Greg Franklin, Joel W, Olperfesser, and Repoz. I don’t appear until August, which means there’s a solid 5 months of quality commenting before it all went downhill. It was in the pre-registration days when anyone could post with any pseudonym, which is how we ended up with a thread evolving into a psychology discussion featuring a post from Cy Jung.

I could blow a few weeks going through the archives. The thread where Theo Epstein was made GM includes some mild criticism of John Henry from his Marlins days for having drafted Josh Beckett and some Adrian Gonzalez guy. Boy, did we know how to call ‘em!

Anyway… In the prior thread I was reminiscing about the many Therapudlians who have come and gone. A lot has changed since this blog was started, but there’s been one constant: obsession about the Red Sox. I’m hoping everyone, past and present, turns out for the playoffs this year and continues the obsession together. All hands on deck!

villageidiom Posted: September 18, 2018 at 02:46 PM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Famous Original Joe C Posted: September 19, 2018 at 09:44 AM (#5747196)
First post in the first link at the link above!

I have only posted here and there over the past 10 years or so but still visit regularly. Thanks for keeping it going everyone! I'm going to try to step it back up for the upcoming playoff run.
   2. Textbook Editor Posted: September 19, 2018 at 10:18 AM (#5747231)
It was in the pre-registration days when anyone could post with any pseudonym


I know why this changed, and on balance it is for the better that it did, but... Man, there were some damn funny threads back in the old pre-registration days.

I think I found the site sometime during 2003, but would have to suss that out. One of the things that kept me sane after 2003's ALCS was following along here...
   3. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: September 19, 2018 at 10:33 AM (#5747257)
I came on board after the 2008 ALCS. Always enjoyed how welcoming the ST community was.
   4. HAL9000 Posted: September 19, 2018 at 12:54 PM (#5747407)
I know why this changed, and on balance it is for the better that it did, but... Man, there were some damn funny threads back in the old pre-registration days.
Pseudonyms can still be done, Dave. You just need to have another email address for registration. You can take it from me. No 9000 computer has ever made a mistake or distorted information. We are all, by any practical definition of the words, foolproof and incapable of error.
   5. Nasty Nate Posted: September 19, 2018 at 03:35 PM (#5747582)
Do we speak of the Sox Therapy lacuna?
   6. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: September 19, 2018 at 04:31 PM (#5747629)
We can speak of it. Like 1978 and 2003, it happened and it only serves to make us appreciate what followed.
   7. Nasty Nate Posted: September 19, 2018 at 04:37 PM (#5747632)
But are our precious discussions about Rubby De La Rosa lost to history?
   8. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: September 19, 2018 at 04:42 PM (#5747633)
Sadly yes. Rubby and his lankiness (or lack thereof) is, like ancient Pompeii, gone forever.
   9. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: September 19, 2018 at 08:08 PM (#5747774)
It's a trap!

Behold!
   10. Banta Posted: September 19, 2018 at 08:50 PM (#5747798)
Yay for number 4!
   11. dave h Posted: September 19, 2018 at 10:08 PM (#5747871)
dave h (who was into capitalization back then)


I'm not even 100% sure that's me. I was definitely into primer before the 2004 season (for some reason a memorable time) but I can't imagine myself having such strongly held feelings about the 2003 draft. Did I really have any idea who those people were? Is there another Dave H doppleganger walking around who also loves the Sox but studies the draft and capitalizes? Or do I have some set of supressed primer memories? Answering this question may become my fourth life goal.
   12. villageidiom Posted: September 20, 2018 at 10:50 AM (#5748024)
I'm not even 100% sure that's me.
It must be you. Two people having the first name Dave and the last initial H is just not plausible.
   13. dave h Posted: September 20, 2018 at 02:34 PM (#5748195)
Have you ever seen me and Dave Harris in the same room?
   14. villageidiom Posted: September 20, 2018 at 02:47 PM (#5748206)
Have you ever seen me and Dave Harris in the same room?
I've never seen Dave Harris and me in the same room. Maybe I'm Dave Harris.
   15. Nasty Nate Posted: September 20, 2018 at 02:49 PM (#5748209)
If you were Greg Harris you could type great Sox Therapy comments with either hand.

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