From 2005-2008 I took advantage of my proximity to Pawtucket and McCoy Stadium and ran a Farm Report post for the BostonDirtDogs web site. 50,000 hits a day - heady stuff indeed (a couple of typical columns can be found here and here, and a non-typical one can be found at the bottom of the page here). It was a lot of fun and it served to crisp up my writing in a fast hurry: nothing quite like writing if you aspire to be a writer.
Anyway, my point, and I do have one, is this: another opportunity has come my way to do some writing about the Sox; in fact to run the site itself. The ownership of Giants 101, a hugely popular NY Giants fan site, are branching out and will be creating among other sites a Red Sox 101 site. The only catch is, the model calls for a foursome of writers to assure that there is enough content. As soon as the advertising income covers costs and the site starts running a profit, the writers will be paid according to their contributions.
So: Like the Sox? Good writer? Smart? Did you love Johnny Val when you were younger? Want to attract thousands of readers a day instead of hundreds or dozens? Get in touch with me.
Until next time, please remember what my dad would say in moments of frustration: "Fuck you and the Boston Red Sox." I like to think he meant that kindly.