Like almost everyone else in the world, I have a blog.
If you don’t have one yet, picture a child – mine is just over two months old – smiling one minute and crying the next, but always demanding attention.
It started innocently with what they call push-button publishing. I filled out an online form, picked a name and was thrust into heavy responsibility.
I try to raise my blog differently. I fill it with what I know and love: mostly baseball and social justice; but I may mix in: law, chess, poetry, jazz, ballet, art, books, music, history, yoga, and anything else I find interesting.
People interest me most and you will find a lot of them here. The mood of the Yankee Stadium neighborhood rises and falls with the team and you will always get a sense of their feelings.
I’ve been working on my blogging philosophy and have decided that it will be an unending process.
I will start with these very incomplete thoughts on leftfield blogging:
Be true to your name. Yankees For Justice is a salute to the most honest voice in American politics. He has signed several books for me: “Ralph Nader, For Justice.” Incidentally, his baseball hero is Lou Gehrig.
Remember that baseball is a very difficult game.
Always support your team.
Remember that games are won and lost in the hearts and minds of those who play.
Always blog with intelligence and creativity.
Remember that while statistics can be useful, they aren’t very interesting. (Note: I have made a friend promise to shoot me if I ever post charts or graphs.)
Write and live the truth.
Remember that the American Civil Liberties Union is on the right side of every fight.
Always act in kindness.
Remember that every game is decided on one moment. And it could come on the first pitch or the last.
Most of all, remember that blogging is what you make it.