One of the weird things about this blogging thing is that we blogger folk toil in relative anonymity to each other. We read each others’ work, pat each other on the back with a comment or two, and maybe even exchange emails. If we are lucky, we might even friend each other on Facebook giving us a little bit of insight into our respective worlds beyond the keyboard.
But especially with a blog such as this, where we are a cabal of like-minded scribes scattered across the nation, we rarely make face-to-face contact. Since the doors opened at Bus Leagues Baseball way back in 2007, I believe the only meetings were Brian and Eric once or perhaps twice and myself and Will for a spring game in 2009. Unfortunately, we have yet to assemble for a first annual Bus Leagues Gathering – which I imagine would be a lot like the Jim Rose Circus minus the piercings and sword swallowings.
So being that most of us haven’t met, we don’t talk on the phone, nor do we do what the kids today call “skype”, most of us haven’t heard what any of the others sound like. Sure, I’ve done a few youtube videos, but what about everyone else?
Tonight I was finally able to match a name to a voice for one of my fellow Bus Leagues bloggers. Our own Brian Moynahan was featured on a Podcast for the website Beyond the Boxscore. Sure, it was mostly in regards to his capacity as writer for MiLB.com, but it was still Brian, and the host, Dave Gershman, gave Bus Leagues Baseball a couple of shout-outs.
Two things entered my mind after I finished listening to the podcast:
1) Erin Andrews had talked to Brian and I hadn’t.
2) I thought he would sound a little bit more like Bill Simmons. After all, Brian is from New England. Isn’t that how they all sound?
So go listen to Brian talk about the NY-Penn League, Anthony Gose, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, and other great bus leagues topics.