This, along with the above-mentioned effort, only added unnecessary fuel to the fire of the combined imagination of myself and the PM, which is mostly a trailer trash urban fantasy where Jon Papelbon and Jon Lester have two daddies, Timlin and Varitek, who are mostly just bad-asses and wear wife-beaters. And Pap spends a lot of time carrying Lester around in a bucket because he's so small, and crazy Uncle Curt (who is, you know, obsessed with Civil War re-enactment and reading about Kennedy assassination conspiracy theories on the internet) comes over sometimes to play catch and Uncle Dougie's always in the kitchen making chicken parm and sometimes Varitek spots Randy Johnson and his child molesting mustache across the street, wearing running shorts and knee-high white athletic socks, and he says, "Mike, that Randy Johnson is back again, get the hose!"
See...I get emails all the time from people wanting to promote their new blogs, wanting to promote their new sports-related websites or Internet schemes, wanting me to link them...I've gotten into that whole advertising thing...I've had issues in the past with people thinking they could pressure or bully me into linking their blogs as a political gesture...and of course there's the whole plagiarist thing, wherein apparently this girl wanted in on the IBW so she just stole the damn posts and called them her own...
It is refreshing to me beyond words to see this blog, started by two people for their own entertainment, people who weren't worried about making anybody's blogroll or making money, people who just share the same obsession we have and are brilliant in expressing it. I am delighted to link to Papelblog. I wish every new addition to my sidebar was like this one.
*It should also be noted that Alert Reader Julia is the one who pointed it out to me, since I hadn't read Kristen's post when she mentioned it, and that Julia is the one who pointed out the post I quoted in particular. But Julia only knew about it because Kristen found it, so there ya go.