I have been inspired by two fellow bloggers who celebrated recent milestones; Dinged Corners one year blogging and White Sox Cards 1000 posts. Today marks my one month as a blogger (that is 1/12 and 8% of DC) and only my 46th post (1/22 or 4.5 % of WSC).
It is interesting to note that the size of my card collection and baseball card knowledge is about the same percentages when compared to those two (I guess I am right on track and still have so far to go).
Other Milestones to take note of this year are (yes I have to start with the Cubs):
101st anniversary of their last World Series,
64th anniversary of the last pennant and
the 40th anniversary of my beloved “Cubs of '69” heartbreak.
And on a more positive note:
2009 will bring my daughters 18th birthday, 23 years of marriage for my wife and I and finally I will turn 49 in May.
So back to Baseball . . . 2009 we will probably see . . .
Gary Sheffield hit his 500th HR (currently at 499)
Jason Giambi will hit his 400th (at 396 now)
A-Rod just might make the 600 HR club (553)
Albert Pujols will get to 350HR and 1000 RBI’s
Randy Johnson will win his 300th game (sits at 295 today)
Mariano Rivera will join Hoffman in the 500 save club (has 482 now)
and many others will join the 300 HR club (ie White Sox Dye and Konerko)and the 2000 hit club might welcome Kendall, Helton, and Abreu
So in 2009, we celebrate our fellow bloggers for leading the way, look forward to certain players to achieve personal goals and maybe, just maybe the Cubs will shine in two thousand and nine.
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