One Thousand Posts

So, uh, this is the thousandth Getting Blanked post. That ain’t too shabby for a blog that started on September 24th, and has only been around for 257 days.

First of all, a big thanks to all of you guys for reading our posts and participating in the discussions that they inspire. It honestly thrills me to no end that we can write a nerdy little baseball blog in Canada, land of boots with knives, and that the blog can not only survive, but actually thrive.

I’d also like to thank all of the Getting Blanked contributors. I’m enormously proud of the writers we’ve assembled here because they’re writers that I like to read whenever their work becomes available. Seeing that work appear under the banner of a blog that I’m responsible for is incredibly rewarding.

But most of all, I’d like to thank Ivan Nova, who did this:

Which, inspired this:

Which inspires me everyday. It’s a hell of a fucking game, isn’t it?

Comments (22)

  1. I watch a .gif of that homerun and bat drop every time Bautista hits one out of the park. Bautista was a 20th round pick in 2000, so who knows what can happen with the draft each and every year. Baseball is a beauty of a sport.

  2. Oh, thanks for the great blog too.

  3. Thanks for providing some quality content. And I must say that you and Stoeten have improved on camera on Getting Streamed On tremendously since it began.

  4. Great work, always a fun read, Parkes.

  5. Woah, it’s scary to think that I’ve pretty much read all 1000 of them…I’m sure my employer would be thrilled to hear that.

  6. Congrats, gentlemen.

    Cheers to the continued growth of this blog and the continued outsourcing of materials on your old blogs.

  7. Re: The video:

    “Who you tryin’ to get crazy with, ese? Don’t you know I’m loco?”

  8. I check this site at least a few times a day. Great work guys.

  9. For perspective: DJF is closing in on 3,000 posts,,, and this is the fifth season of Jays baseball we’ve covered over there.

  10. If I paid as much attention to my health as I do to Getting Blanked, my liver probably wouldn’t be screaming at me so often.

    Keep up the great, great work.

    BTW Any plans for a future book club/movie club/Opera Bob’s what-have-you?

  11. Amazing. Congrats, boys.

  12. Hell of a fucking blog, too

  13. Congrats, gents! Having eclipsed 1000 posts recently myself, you guys did in less than a year what took me 4+ years. Thanks for always churning out solid content and great posts that conjure up lots of discussion.

  14. That was my favourite moment of the 2010 season. I want to say thanks to Mr. Parkes who was one of my first Twitter followers back in October/November and gave me an opportunity to write here knowing nothing about me or my work. I’m very proud to tell baseball friends of mine where I write and about this site.

    Thanks Parkes! I’m very much indebted to you and the good people at The Score.

  15. this draft is a joke, whatever happened to the moneyball moto of never drafting high school pitchers because they are unpredictable? and now you have to pay them millions on top of that? how many high school pitchers actually developed into major leaguers? JP was right, college pitchers at least have a track record you can go by.

  16. @Mudpie: They also have an arm that’s been abused by college coaches. Not everything in Moneyball was foolproof, hell even Billy Beane has started taking high school pitchers again. There’s a huge argument to be made about the high risk/high reward approach. If they hit on two of the top 5 or 6 picks than this is a HUGELY successful draft.

  17. Parkes and co. thank you for making a casual baseball into a hardcore baseball nerd. I wish I could contribute more in the comment section other than the odd “Lol” but I always learn so much. I hope for a 1000 posts more this year!

    PS I hate how you have weekends off because Friday-Monday takes forever without a searing post about the uselessness of Wins or ERA.

  18. keep up the great work. you don’t realize how much people need this blog to get their blue jay fix.

  19. And to think, almost all of them golden. Well done guys; this place is one of the first ones I check in the morning for new baseball stuff, and I don’t see that changing any time soon.

  20. Congrats, guys! I check this blog way too much, but like everyone else says, the content is almost always gold. IMO, this is the best baseball blog ever in the world.

  21. Thanks for giving the truly stupid a place to practice their craft. Congrats on 1,000!

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