If you aren’t reading Carpe Diem, you should. Go, right now, check out Mark Perry’s site.
This whole thing started way back when. I was an avid reader of Rob Neyer over at ESPN. I was very much into baseball and stats and just the game. I loved me some Neyer. Since then, however, ESPN has made his stuff paid content and I no longer go to ESPN. But whatever, ‘nother story. One day, a long time ago, Rob mentioned a writer in Minnesota, Twins Geek. And Twins Geek wrote a blog. And I didn’t know what a blog was. But it had the words, Twins, Geek and Neyer, so I checked it out.
And it turns out Twins Geek is a dude from Minnesota who works in an office doing office type work who just loves to write.
And I love that.
So, now I know what a blog is and I start looking for one. And I trip upon Coyote Blog. And NOW it’s on. This is just too cool. And, after reading Coyote for awhile, I notice he refers us to Carpe Diem on a regular basis. And Mark Perry is from Minnesota. And he writes about interesting stuff in a way that just makes sense.
So I read him everyday.
In fact, he is a large inspiration for the stuff I write here. Only, like, he’s better and smarter, but hey, I have longer hair!
Anyway, via Mark Perry at Carpe Diem comes this:
We have what you call a spending problem.
By the way, if you like baseball and can stand the Twins, check out this most amazing site dedicated to Sabermetrics with a Twin’s twist. This guy is the hero. Dropped out of school at the UofM, living in his mom’s townhouse blogging about baseball at 3,000 words a clip. Gets picked up by NBC sports and is livin’ large.