Happy blog-iversary! Yup, that's right, folks; today is the one year anniversary of Baseball with Matt. I just want to thank all of my viewers, without whom I would have never gotten to this point.
Anyway, in honor of this special day, I am going to give you all a year in review of my blog. Hope you enjoy.
On 4/2/12, I posted my first post about the Dead Ball Era and how Babe Ruth changed the game of baseball. It was very meaningful because it was my first actual post. The next post that I really liked was the one on Harvey Haddix, the guy who lost a perfect game after 12 innings. On May 6th, I posted my Dream Team, which was very fun to write because a lot of people didn't exactly agree with my choices. June and July were dominated by the Nickname Survey, in which the ultimate winner was the Sultan of Swat, Babe Ruth (click here to see the post in which the winner was announced). Then again, maybe Babe is a nickname of its own. Anyway, the next post that really sticks out is my first ever interview with a former player -- it was with Red Sox All Star Fred Lynn. It was really fun writing and I really wanted to continue doing interviews. In fact, here's a list of all the interviews that I've done on the blog this past year:
- Aaron, Hank
- Albert, Kenny (sportscaster)
- Appel, Marty (famous sports author and public relations person)
- Attanasio, Mark (Brewers owner) [Mark was the first owner that I've interviewed]
- Berra, Yogi
- Blomberg, Ron (first DH in baseball history) [Ron was my first ever in person interview]
- Derrington, Jim (the youngest starting pitcher ever)
- Guidry, Ron
- Idelson, Jeff (the President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame)
- Jackson, Edwin
- Johnson, Walter (daughter of)
- Lynn, Fred (great guy, my first interview with a former player)
- Malzone, Frank (Red Sox great, first Gold Glover at 3B)
- Palmer, Jim [Jim was my first ever phone interview]
- Robinson, Jackie (historian of museum)
- Ruth, Babe (historian of museum acting like the Babe)
- Schilling, Curt
- Slusser, Susan (sportswriter, first female president of the BBWAA)
- Sprechman, Jordan (scorekeeper for the Yankees and Mets and first interview ever)
- Thorn, John (official historian of MLB) [John, by the way, was the person who helped get me set up as a Pro Blogger on MLB.com, so special thanks to John for that]
All in all, it's been a really great year and I can't wait for another year of baseball history. It's going to be a fun year and I hope you are all ready for it. So, thanks for reading this blog, hope you enjoyed it, and check back soon for another edition of "all the buzz on what wuzz."