• WasWatching.com Is Nine Years Old Today

    Posted by on April 20th, 2014 · Comments (14)

    Yes, back on April 20th, 2005, I started writing this blog. For those scoring at home, that was 3,287 days ago. (Man, that’s alotta days!)

    In the life of this blog, it’s gone through many changes. And, the whole SNY thing seems like it happened to someone else by this time.

    When I started writing this blog, back in April of 2005, my life was so much different. My book had just published. I was 42-years old. My kids were not yet one and three years old. And, there were maybe a handful of other people seriously blogging about the Yankees.

    Now, I am 51-years old. I can’t even imagine writing an essay, much less a book. My kids are almost 10 and 12-years old. And, thanks to Twitter and other social media type things, the blog concept has sort of come, exploded, and gone…I suspect.

    Yet, here I am, nine years later – still doing this…

    It’s going to have to end, at some point. (Maybe ten years is the magic number? It seems like a nice, round, number…being a decade and all.) In any event, thanks for your interest in what I have been doing here for the last nine years. That’s been part of the fun of it, without question.

    Comments on WasWatching.com Is Nine Years Old Today

    1. redbug
      April 20th, 2014 | 9:36 am

      Happy 9th, Steve! I’m so glad you continue to write. Yours remains my favorite site to follow the Yanks. I don’t know how many of the 9 years, but quite a few. As you know, I was a huge Rizzuto fan, too. When I realized that’s where the name came from, I knew I’d like it here.

      I hope you don’t stop at 10 or any time. I like that you note areas of concern. Even when you don’t let up on Jeter.

    2. Raf
      April 20th, 2014 | 10:46 am

      Has it been 9 years already? You’ve been at this a long time, even if you include the Netshrine days.

      Keep up the good work, and thanks for all you do!

    3. #15
      April 20th, 2014 | 11:03 am

      Keep plugging away at it. I recall a few years back when you hung it up and I keep circling back to the vacant site a few times a day. I felt like a Grateful Dead fan… wandering in the wilderness after Jerry died. Lost and wondering what to do next.

    4. Evan3457
      April 20th, 2014 | 11:36 am

      As always, Steve, it’s your site. Write for as long as you want; stop when don’t want to write. As long as you’re open for business, I’ll be here, reading them all and replying to many.

      Thanks for taking the time and effort to do this.

    5. redbug
      April 20th, 2014 | 11:41 am

      Off topic. Bad news

      According to NBC News:

      The MRI on RHP Ivan Nova last night has revealed a partial tear of ulnar collateral ligament of his right elbow

      A torn UCL (even a partially-torn one) pretty much always leads to Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery, which would sideline Nova through the early part of the 2015 season.

    6. Raf
      April 20th, 2014 | 12:28 pm

      @ redbug:
      I imagine David Phelps would take Nova’s spot in the rotation?

    7. redbug
      April 20th, 2014 | 1:32 pm

      @ Raf:

      From LoHud:

      Girardi said he’s still not sure who will take Nova’s place in the rotation, but he did say that Vidal Nuno could show something today to put himself into consideration. Girardi didn’t rule out the idea of getting David Phelps stretched out again, and he didn’t dismiss questions about calling up a guy like Alfredo Aceves. Basically, more pitching staff changes could be coming in the next couple of days.

    8. Raf
      April 20th, 2014 | 3:42 pm

      @ redbug:
      Makes sense, as they try to figure what works.

    9. Scout
      April 20th, 2014 | 4:01 pm

      Happy ninth anniversary, Steve. I always enjoy the strong point of view and the back-and-forth with you and the good people who join the (mostly civil) conversation.

    10. April 20th, 2014 | 8:09 pm

      Thanks all for the kind words!

      I forgot about this, actually. I did this post a while ago and set it up as a chron-job to push on the anniversary. I was surprised when it popped up today, because I lost track of the date.

      I mentioned to my wife that it’s been 9 years and maybe I should go out with Jeter this year. She said: I’ll believe it when I see it!

      Tough news on Nova. Another TJ this year. It’s an epidemic.

    11. Mr. October
      April 20th, 2014 | 9:30 pm

      Congratulations. Nine years – that means waswatching.com has been around for, or covered, all of the A.L. Pennants won in The Cashman Autonomy Era: One.

    12. April 20th, 2014 | 10:57 pm

      Mr. October wrote:

      Congratulations. Nine years – that means waswatching.com has been around for, or covered, all of the A.L. Pennants won in The Cashman Autonomy Era: One.

      LOL. Yup. Uno.

    13. April 21st, 2014 | 6:36 pm

      Congratulations, best Yankee blog on the web.

    14. April 21st, 2014 | 10:30 pm

      @ Joseph Maloney:
      Thank you!

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