The day is finally here. Today marks the end of the 2017 season and thus, the end of my yearlong baseball writing experiment. 183 days. 183 posts. (Actually 184. I got very excited about the Jose Quintana trade.)
To some of you—actually, probably most of you—that task seems like craziness. How could anyone write about baseball for that many days in a row? So many friends and family have asked me those sorts of questions. And to be honest, I expected to feel that way around May 1st. We even set the over/under mark for May 15th at the beginning of the season.
My experience has been....not that at all. I have enjoyed writing about baseball so much over the past six months. Has it been stressful and annoying on certain days? Sure. But if I could go back to April 2nd, I would sign up for this 100 out of 100 times. Baseball is simply the best. I hope you were convinced of that at least a little bit by my writing this year.
My top 10 favorite posts (please indulge me):
- Not a Waste of Time: The best failed bunt gifs
- Aaron Judge Is Enormous (and so are these other baseball players)
- Making Baseball Cool Again: Chance the Rapper
- The Bryce Harper-Hunter Strickland Fight in 10 Shots
- Friday Afternoons at Wrigley
- "Baseball's Chosen One": Revisiting Bryce Harper's 2009 Sports Illustrated Feature
- 100 Reasons to Love Baseball
- Baseball Duos, Ranked
- The Five Best Home Run Robberies
- The .300/.450/.600 Club