YFSF: Thanks A Million

At some time in the last 24 hours Yanksfan-vs-Soxfan logged it’s millionth hit. One million. That’s six zeros, or 1,000,000 if you want to get orthographic. That may not be much compared to NYT.com, and it’s paltry compared to the numbers Theo throws out to unproven Japanese soft-tossers, but we are nonetheless proud, and grateful to everyone who has pointed their browser in this direction at one time or another as we enter our—and this is amazing—fifth year of continuous operation. In that time we’ve expanded to five authors, had contributions from guests of all stripes—including one member of the Red Stockings who is surely headed to Cooperstown—and seen our name bandied about the blogosphere and the mainstream press. I published a book on our national pastime, and was happy and humbled to find it celebrated far and wide. In our expanded YFSF family we’ve had two weddings and three beautiful, happy kids. In short, it’s been a great ride, and the best part about it has been the incredible dialog we’ve had between ourselves and, especially, with you. Thanks for reading. Thanks for writing. Now, how long until pitchers and catchers report?

16 comments… add one
  • I’m pretty sure it was me
    So, do I get a mug or a t-shirt or something?

    Vic SF January 11, 2007, 11:56 pm
  • …oh, and congratulations. You guys are required daily reading for me.

    Vic SF January 11, 2007, 11:57 pm
  • Congrats! I still read you guys every day even if I hardly ever have time to post….
    And is it really only about 35 days ’til pitchers & catchers?!

    yankeemonkey January 12, 2007, 1:28 am
  • A toast to the next million!

    mouse - SF January 12, 2007, 2:28 am
  • “That may not be much compared to NYT.com, and it’s paltry compared to the numbers Theo throws out to unproven Japanese soft-tossers”
    If you are talking about Dice-K, I don’t quite think that “soft-tosser” describes him, “unproven” yes, but “soft-tosser” no.
    In fact, that description fits the Yankees’ signee of Kei Igawa better.

    notayf January 12, 2007, 8:02 am
  • In fact, I think it applies to Hideki Matsui the best, though you might have to remove the “soft” modifier.

    SF January 12, 2007, 8:14 am
  • Congrats guys, big milestone.
    I love me some pitchers and catchers, but I love Feb. 28th even more, first Spring Training game. I mean, it’s already January 12th, we are so close to actually seeing baseball on TV again I can taste it.

    LocklandSF January 12, 2007, 9:12 am
  • congrats.
    “In fact, I think it applies to Hideki Matsui the best, though you might have to remove the “soft” modifier.”
    you beat me to it.
    (no pun intended.)

    Yankee Fan In Boston January 12, 2007, 9:17 am
  • I just hope Daisuke can learn one or two more pitches before the season starts to make up for that woeful fastball of his. Hehe.
    Congrats to YF and SF, the proud parents (not that there’s anything wrong with that) of this operation, and thanks to them for bringing guys like me aboard. And thanks to all of you guys (and girls) who faithfully post and/or read regularly and irregularly. Shouting into a vacuum is no fun (it makes the wife look at you funny), so you’re all a part of the success here, as well.

    Paul SF January 12, 2007, 9:32 am
  • …agree paul…i got tired of talking to myself after i moved away from all my yf and sf friends, so this gives me a great opportunity to kick stuff around with folks that love baseball and the sox/yanks rivalry as much as i do…thanks to all of you for keeping it so lively…

    dc January 12, 2007, 9:40 am
  • Congrats, guys and thanks. The site is a very enjoyable part of my daily routine.

    Andrews January 12, 2007, 9:53 am
  • Congratulations!

    Devine January 12, 2007, 9:58 am
  • I don’t know what I would do with out YFSF, don’t ever leave us, because we would find you!

    LocklandSF January 12, 2007, 10:49 am
  • Congrats, YFSF! It’s always good to come here for some rivalry and to read some healthy debate.

    Scott SF January 12, 2007, 11:24 am
  • I’m happy that I’ve been along for part of the ride. Thanks, YF and SF, for making this a welcoming site. I think we’ll hit our next million a little after Hideki Matsui’s first at bat against Dice-K.

    Nick-YF January 12, 2007, 1:08 pm
  • congrats to everyone who makes this site a lively debate each and everyday. i’d love to know how many japanese viewers have started to show up around here due to the newly found international flavor of our rivalry. hating the yankees has no boarders.

    sf rod January 12, 2007, 3:19 pm

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