Monday, February 26, 2007

What Passes For a Mission Statement Around Here

We're fast approaching Year Two of the Gowanus Rotisserie Baseball Gazette, and we're just now figuring out what we want it to be. Where are we going with this thing?

Briefly, the original idea was to follow a Yahoo! fantasy baseball keeper league through a season, analyzing the moves made by the team owners with all the rigor and gravity befitting a league made up of fake teams of grown men playing a little boy's game. So, to summarize, a real blog about a real league constituted of fake teams made up of real players: Jacques Derrida, meet Bill Veeck.

But man cannot live by fake sports alone, so as we've gone along we've folded in a lot more analysis and mockery of real-life sports, with a focus on baseball, but additional season-specific commentary on football, horse racing, soccer, and whatever else pops into our heads. The blog is authored by a Bostonian and a New Yorker, so there will also be a slight bias towards news about those teams.

We don't pretend that this is the place to go for the latest headlines--that's why Baby Jesus invented and But it's hopefully a fun place to waste a morning, which is probably the highest and truest calling for a blog. Off we go.


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