Kind, Gracious Words from the Top

ozzie smith jersey.jpg“In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking but now, God knows, anything goes.”
      — Cole Porter (1891 – 1964)

Indeed, anything goes, including the meteoric rise of two previously unknown baseball nerds from Anytown, USA.  Yes, dear readers.  Who would’ve ever thought that a white guy who speaks Chinese Cardinal fan from the Southside of Chicago and an equally white guy who speaks French Tiger fan from the politicking capital of the world (D.C.) would ever be at the top of… well, anything?

Neither did we.

But now we know.  It’s official.  You, dear readers, have put RSBS on the MLB map, making us the number ONE fan blog in a community of myriad deservees; now, like my childhood hero, I too can proudly wear the number one on my back.

Of course, the good work has only just begun and now is no time to quit.

Sure, the Cardinals can’t win under pressure this year.  But you know what?  I love them anyway.

Sure, Palinmania has temporarily replaced Obamamania.  But you know what?  The Truth will soon rear it’s ugly head. 

Sure, our leaders are borrowing money from China to build a self-serving infrastructure in a little-known least understood country named Georgia when that money could probably be better spent developing universal health care plans and/or educational benefits right here in good old US America.  But you know what?  I have a choice this November and my voice will be heard.

So, too, will yours, dear readers.  With the recent success of RSBS, you have already proved that much.

And now is not the time to stop the good fight.  Mr. Krause and I would like to sincerely thank you for your loyalty, your kind words, your hateful words, your love and your passion for the greatest game on earth. 

That passion, that fire, that spirit is what keeps our hopes alive…

So keep the comments coming, the arguments burning, the fandom sizzling… and as always, don’t hate me ‘cuz I’m right.





  1. redstatebluestate

    Come on, Prince… at least put a horse head in our beds first before you go on a cappin’ spree. Haha. Hey, we have great company at the top, which definitely includes you.

  2. mlb33333

    Congratulations.I believe that it was my investigative journalism that SENSATIONALLY revealed that you should have been number 1 a week earlier. That asterisk doesn’t look good on your record but ignore the critics. You are the “Hannity and Colmes” of MLBlogs.


    Congrats guys. Well deserved.
    Jeff – If only you could transfer the massive success that you generate on this mlb blog over to our fantasy leagues. Wouldn’t that be nice…j/k. Congrats to the both of you again.

  4. redstatebluestate

    Thank you all. Your words are very kind and very appreciated. Like a politician politickin’ the line… one by one now:
    Homer — We love Canadians too… all of them except French Canadians. You’re not one of those are you? 😉
    Mark — Ozzie will always remain the Holy Grail of shortstops in my book. The ode to him was the least I could do.
    Brian — This is why baseball is so perfect: Uniting liberal drones and conservative idlers for over 150 years now! Go Cards! Yes!
    Russell — My hat goes off to you for your expert investigative work. Do you think people can tell that my forehead is bigger now that the asterisk is so prominent?
    V — You always have a flair for the dramatic. I’m a big fan of the world according to you, so don’t sell yourself short.
    Timmy D — You’re right. I wish I could be great at everything… unfortunately, the world always finds a way to balance itself out.


    so proud to be a part of something number one. My brain can’t think like jeff’s but I’ve been there cheering him on all these years. Love ya Man Baba

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