First off, don’t get upset, I am not stopping my blog, instead I am going to transition it back to what I set it up for in the first place. Originally I wanted the blog to be a celebration of mediocrity in all sports (except basketball because I am not a fan). By mediocrity I mean, players that had a solid but understated career. I also enjoy talking about players of the past who were very good in their own rights, but never showed it on a major league level.
I find that lately I really enjoy the stories of players that should have been stars or at least more repsected. Everyone can do a story about a superstar. How many posts do you see about Albert Pujols, Derek Jeter, Adrian Peterson, Mark Sanchez, or even Alex Ovechkin? Plenty, which is why I don’t want to touch on them. I want to hear about the journeyman quarterback, or the fourth outfielder, or even a backup goalie. Those are the “blue collar” players, the ones that might want to sit down and share their story with you.
One of the reasons I love profiling those kinds of players is that I can interact with them and their families through email. Nothing is more fulfilling than getting an email from a player’s family member thanking me for my post. They always ask if I need anything from them, but really just hearing their stories is enough for me. Of all the posts I have done, I always get the most response from these posts, so I know people enjoy reading them.
Do not fear, I will definitely keep posting the free autograph signings every Friday and Sunday, as well as my through the mail successes, and if I can ever get another one to bite, Craiglist Idiots. As far as discussing new products, I will do that from time to time, but the focus will be about the forgotten player, at least for now. I hope you continue to stop by the blog daily and learn something new about a player you may have never heard about. Now for the fun stuff . . .
Free Custom Made Relic Card
About a week ago I did a story about a blogger who makes his own custom cards. Well he was nice enough to send me one to give away on the blog. I have to tell you, the card looks fantastic, very well put together and just a great overall product. The one he gave to me to give away is this one:
All you have to do to enter, is to leave a comment telling me who was your favorite mediocre player? It can be from any sport, I am just curious who your’s is. Deadline is Sunday night at 8pm EST. Good luck! By the way my favorite all time mediocre player has got to be Wally Joyner.
To see other custom cards he has done visit his eBay store <link>.