Post-Holiday Reminder: Help Us Help You

It’s been a busy week. Christmas. Hanukkah. Kwanzaa. Transit strike. Johnny Damon. With all that going on, our Extreme Makeover thread has been, understandably, lost in the shuffle. But we return to it here. To recap: we plan on a little renovation to YFSF for the 2006 season, and because we consider this site as much yours as ours, Dear Readers, we’d love to know what you’d like to see here—what would make your experience on the site more enjoyable. A scoreboard? News ticker? Stats? Standings? A Jeter Meter? More pictures of Mrs. Damon? Let us know, in comments to this post or via email to yanksfansoxfan@hotmail.com, if your idea is too hot for public consumption. We’re here to serve.

YF & SF

10 comments… add one

  • What, we need a second (terminally boring) Jeter Meter?

    SF December 28, 2005, 10:11 am
  • Please disregard SF’s comment. (As usual!) This thread is for you. Let’s keep it on track, and not devolve it into our usual….
    Stay focussed.

    YF December 28, 2005, 10:18 am
  • Ok, but what kind of Jeter Meter are we talking about. :) I’m all for a good glimpse at Jeter.
    How about a continual standings chart showing how far ahead the Yanks over the Sox. Or, worst case scenario one of those little scratch charts showing 26 to 1 championship.
    Clearly the cold medicine is making me cranky. I like the idea of a scoreboard, standings and perhaps stat leaders.

    Sandy December 28, 2005, 1:22 pm
  • I say that every poster should be made to log in as either a yank fan or sox fan, and they’re names should be highlighted in either in blue or red everytime they post.
    That’s what I came up with after thinking about it for a day. Pretty genius, right?

    Nick December 28, 2005, 4:44 pm
  • more pictures of stacy

    john massengale December 28, 2005, 10:48 pm
  • How about a continual standings chart showing how far ahead the Yanks over the Sox. Or, worst case scenario one of those little scratch charts showing 26 to 1 championship.
    Sandy’s right. Make sure to start out the season with the Yanks up by, say, 10 games. And if we’re going to make up numbers of championships, might as well make it, oh, 103 to -12 or something.
    Seriously, besides Nick’s suggestion, can’t think of anything. I liked the YFSF Archives post from last week a lot; more keeping track of past comments/posts could be interesting.

    Earl December 29, 2005, 10:05 am
  • What’s with the sleeveless tuxedo shirt that Damon is wearing in the Mrs. Damon pic? Gadzooks. Will someone please get him a subscription to GQ now that he’s a Yank? I mean, I know that as a professional athlete, he’s probably superproud of the gunboats, but jeez, c’mon, dude—it’s your wedding. And I’m pretty sure you can afford sleeves.
    As for the site, I think it’s pretty great as is, but Nick’s suggestion is good. Some standings and running stats might be nice. Scoreboard, possibly. Don’t know how much of a pain that would be, though, to have a live feed for Yanks and Sox games. Maybe just a convenient link to mlb.com or espn gamecasts.

    Spidey December 29, 2005, 11:14 am
  • No Jeter Meter, unless you guys need the website hits.
    I don’t know if this would be possible but maybe a “play of the week” contest (or month…or pre all star break and post all star break)…with Jeter going back into the outfield versus, I don’t know, Arroyo (or Foulke) doing something funny with bubble gum during a rain delay?

    walein December 31, 2005, 4:24 pm
  • If you’re just looking for more hits, I’m sure that more pictures of the well-built Mrs. Damon would do the trick for you. If you’re also looking to improve content … well, I can’t help you there. But if you’re just looking for the quick popularity spike, it’s something to consider.
    “How about a continual standings chart showing how far ahead the Yanks over the Sox. Or, worst case scenario one of those little scratch charts showing 26 to 1 championship.”
    It occurs to me that every fan who wishes to comment on this site could first be required to take an combined intelligence/basic baseball history test, with the results appearing alongside the commentator’s name afterwards. That way, we’ll all know to disregard folks like Sandy here.
    Of course, it also occurs to me that, after such a cantankerous statement as the one I just made, somebody else might be moved to propose that my test become a combined intelligence/basic baseball history/personality test, with the test results appearing alongside the poster’s name. ;-)

    Sam January 1, 2006, 8:42 am
  • Sam, clearly you’re a Sox fan. I could footnote my championship counter with a “post-the sale of Babe Ruth” if it makes you feel happier. But where would the fun be in that?

    Sandy January 1, 2006, 8:52 pm

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