In honor of Walkoff Walk's first year anniversary, we thought we'd take the opportunity to pat ourselves on our backs and present to you some of our best work over the past twelve months. Because what's the point of blogging if you can't take a break and do a silly clip show from time to time? This one is for Ron Iracane, that guy I work with. It's his best work as judged by me: the handsome wild card of the group.
Chipper Jones Chimes In; Nobody Notices: The opening salvo in the Rob vs. Chipper Jones war that lead to Chipper becoming a WoW commenter. Also notable for the use of the phrase "nubian harem."
Salomon Torres' Daughters Love The Sausage: Rob worked on this photoshop for about 5 hours, ensuring that anytime Salomon Torres was remotely involved in a story, we wrote about it.
Pelican Kamikazes Japanese Reporter; Radiation Kamikazes Jon Lester's Tumor: Madcap slapstick antics involving Dan Shaughnessy, a pelican and a Japanese guy. Sounds like quality television.
Corey Patterson Watch: Game Twenty: Rob's idea to recap Corey Patterson's entire season in detail is actually what brought a lot of people to this site for their first time. People love stats. And Dusty Baker jokes.
The Case For Expansion: Rob gets all opinionated and facty in one of the most debated and well written posts of the site's first year.
Yes I Am A Soxapologist: I think we've done a pretty good job at staying impartial this season. Rob even moreso than I.
Twins Call Adam Everett While Crying, Ask Him To Come Home: In which Rob ponders the meaning of "contemplative outright assignment form."
Willie Mays Is Everbody's Awesome Grandpa: Rob recaps that much ballyhooed episode of Costas Now for those of us that don't have cable. I remember people talking about this after Rob wrote it, but not before. He's a tastemaker, you see.
Orioles Fans Falling Head-Over-Heels In Love With Team's Success: It got bad early for O's fans this year. This may be my favorite headline/picture combo.