• Support This Blog

    Posted by on September 27th, 2007 · Comments (0)

    The question came up today (in a comment left on an entry to this blog) as to whether or not donations to this site were still being accepted. (Thanks for asking Don.)

    The answer to that question is: Yes, of course, if someone wants to lend a hand in supporting WasWatching.com and help to offset the costs associated to producing and maintaining the site, anything that is offered would be welcomed and appreciated.

    And, thanks to PayPal, making a donation is easy – just click on the button below and follow the steps. It’s also safe.




    Thanks in advance to anyone who wants to make a donation and lend some support.

    Yankees Authentic Game Performance 59FIFTY On-Field Cap

    Posted by on March 28th, 2007 · Comments (5)

    Yanks59FIFTYOnFieldCap.jpg

    USA Today recently had a feature on the new caps that players will be wearing this season. Here are the highlights of that report:

    Big-league caps traditionally have been made of 100% wool. The new caps, debuting opening day [2007], look just like the old ones despite being 100% polyester.

    MLB and its cap manufacturer, New Era, say the new fabric is designed to “wick” away sweat and evaporate it while reducing the stains, odor, shrinkage and fading that come with wool.

    In the old caps, the bottom of the brim was light gray. In the new caps, it is black, aimed at reducing glare. The cloth headband inside the cap, also advertised as new and improved for removing moisture, has gone from white to black.

    Wicking technology has been used in an array of sports apparel but “it’s new for us, and it was unique for us in that it’s headwear,” DeWaal says. “But the properties are similar to some of the other products that you see out there.”

    Howard Smith, senior vice president/licensing for MLB Properties, says the change is in keeping with Commissioner Bud Selig’s focus on “getting our athletes the best product we can.” MLB also was careful not to change the look.

    If you were planning on getting one of these new “Authentic Game Performance 59FIFTY On-Field” Yankees caps via an on-line purchase, there’s a way to do that and help support this blog at the same time.

    If you use this link to order your hat, WasWatching.com will be awarded a very small royalty as a result of your purchase. Yes, it’s only pennies per hat – but, if enough people use this link, then it will help support this blog (in the end).

    Thanks in advance for considering this option – if you were planning on getting a new Yankees cap this season.

    Passing The Hat For The New Year

    Posted by on March 22nd, 2007 · Comments (2)

    On April 20th of this year, WasWatching will be 2-years old. The time has passed very quickly – and, for the most part, it’s been fun.

    It seems like folks enjoy what’s happening here. To date, since “Day 1,” WasWatching.com has registered over 1,330,000 unique vistors to the blog (in total).

    “Thanks!” to all for their interest in WasWatching.com and for checking it out as often as you do.

    Now, if everyone who reads this blog on a regular basis donated just $1 to WasWatching.com, prior to Opening Day 2007, it would make maintaining this site during the season so much easier for me (from a financial perspective). If some decide to donate more, it makes it even easier.

    We’ve already seen some donations this year. Of course, thanks to those who have helped so far! But, more help would always be appreciated too.

    And, thanks to PayPal, making a donation is easy – just click on the button below and follow the steps. It’s also safe.

    OK, I’ll stop the pitch now. Thanks for reading this over and please consider making a donation (if you haven’t alrady) – everything helps.




    Passing The Hat For The New Year

    Posted by on February 6th, 2007 · Comments (2)

    Ninety-four weeks ago today, WasWatching.com was launched. Since that time, interest in the site has grown. See the following – which are popularity pulse checks on various days for WasWatching.com along this 94 week journey:

    WWCounts.jpg

    Considering that it’s been about 21 1/2 months since “Day 1″ here, that’s pretty good growth (above) in my humble opinion. As I have said before, it’s great to know that folks get something from what’s happening here.

    “Thanks!” to all for their interest in WasWatching.com and for checking it out as often as you do.

    Now, if everyone who reads this blog on a regular basis donated just $1 to WasWatching.com, prior to Opening Day 2007, it would make maintaining this site during the season so much easier for me (from a financial perspective). If some decide to donate more, it makes it even easier.

    And, thanks to PayPal, making a donation is easy – just click on the button below and follow the steps. It’s also safe.

    OK, I’ll stop the pitch now. Thanks for reading this over and please consider making a donation – everything helps.




    A Cold Soda Would Be Great About Now

    Posted by on March 4th, 2006 · Comments (6)

    From last December 1st, through the end of last month (February), WasWatching.com has averaged over 1,200 visits by readers per day.

    For another view, since last December 1st, through the end of last month, WasWatching.com has averaged over 6,800 hits per day.

    This is very exciting news to me. And, of course, thank you – to everyone having an interest in what can be found at this site.

    It truly is thrilling to know that so many are enjoying this blog. When I started WasWatching.com, ten and one-half months ago, I never dreamed that I would be looking at numbers like 1,200+ visits and 6,800+ hits per day. That’s impressive stuff by itself – but, when you factor in that the last Yankees game played was on October 10, 2005, it really is mind-boggling. It says that people want to, and are willing to, tune into WasWatching.com even when Yankees-baseball is in a downtime.

    Cool.

    Now, to the other end of the spectrum. Pretty soon, I’m going to get a bill from my server provider (for WasWatching.com). And, I’m looking for a way to offset the impact of that bill (along with the other costs associated to maintaining a blog like this).

    My first thought was to place advertisements on WasWatching.com. (And, if you never noticed, to date, this blog has been 100% Ad-free over its first 10 1/2 months.) But, I sincerely want to avoid doing that – because I know when I read a blog (somewhere else), the last thing that I want to see are annoying ads. So, I’m going to try the “donation” route first.

    If everyone who reads this blog on a regular basis donated just $1 to WasWatching.com, prior to Opening Day 2006, it would make maintaining this site during the season so much easier for me (from a financial perspective). If some decide to donate more, it makes it even easier.

    Think of it this way, a soda at Yankee Stadium costs $3 – or, at least that’s what it was in 2005. Would you be willing to treat WasWatching.com to a soda for the 2006 season? If so, then you’d probably be willing to treat WasWatching.com to a $3 donation for 2006, right?

    If everyone who reads WasWatching.com on a regular basis made a one-time $3 donation to the blog, say, between now and the end of Spring Training, I can guarantee you that you will not see an ad on this site over the next 12 months.

    And, thanks to PayPal, making a donation is easy – just click on the button below and follow the steps. It’s also safe.

    OK, I’ll stop the pitch now. Thanks for reading this over and please consider making a donation – everything helps.