Play ball!

Chances are if you’re reading this you already know I have my own personal blog floating around in the MLBlogosphere and are probably wondering why I wanted to go and start another one.  If you’re a reader of Defending Broad Street you have surely noticed that I don’t post to it terribly often and the reason for that being I tend to focus on “big picture” situations rather than the day-to-day, play-by-play, daily grind type style that most baseball blogs center themselves around.  Quite frankly, I just don’t have the time for all of that.  This is why I called on some of the best baseball lovin’ ladies I knew to collaborate with me on a site for baseball fans written by the demographic that always seems to have the least to say on the subject – the female fans.  It’s not as though women baseball fans don’t exist and it’s certainly not true that they don’t know anything about the sport.  No, trust me, these ladies could probably talk circles around the most devoted men that have been analyzing this stuff since they were old enough to trade baseball cards for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on the playground (at least that’s what I assume you boys did – I never gave away ANY of my cards).

Don’t worry, we’re still going to stick with my format-philosophy that we don’t need to project WAR statistics, discuss fangraphs or anything else like that.  I like a good analysis like the best of them but I feel like that stuff is shoved down my throat in some of the other blogs.  Sometimes it’s nice to read an honest recount of a game, a situation, a player, etc without all the technical stuff that sure we could write about if we really wanted to… but we don’t want to.

Over time I would like to see this blog expand, heck even rival some of the top contenders in the phenomenon known as “The Phield.”  For now though I would like to simply share with you the first posts from my lovely ladies as sort of an introduction of themselves and what to look forward to from them in the future.  Eventually we’ll have a big, pretty website, and more of a cadence to follow with the way we post but while we take this first big leap into the world of collaborative blogging together I ask you all to welcome these fantastic women with open arms and make them feel at home – most of them have never done something like this before – and give them a reason to keep writing!

– Michelle


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