In Praise of Collin Balester's Blog
With Gilbert Arenas's blog having been updated exactly once in the current NBA season, maybe the moment has passed, but there was a time when it was pretty obvious that this was the sports blogging capital of the country, with Arenas and a naked-picture-posting Chris Cooley leading the way.
The assumption may have been that Nats Can't Blog. Well, the assumption was wrong. Somehow I've never seen Collin Balester's majestically awesome blog before this week, but I'm already hooked. It's a head-spinning whirlwind of photos, bizarre observations, bad sports predictions, "Bally Star" references and run-on sentences. Lots and lots and lots of run-on sentences.
A few of the choicest, and lengthiest, selections:
* So on January 24th Huntington Beach High School the high school I went to obviously haha (GO OILERS !!!) will be retiring mine and Gary Buckles and Howie Clarks jerseys, most of you would know Howie Clark he played with Baltimore, he was the guy when A-rod was running to third base and he yelled "I got it and Howie" thought it was his teammate and let it go you have to remember that one.
* One thing thats new is a song that has really been pumping me up while im lifting and I have been listening to about 35 times daily. Its called Just Dance by Lady GaGa and Colby O'Donis, I need everyone that looks at this blog to go download it well actually go to ITunes and buy it so you dont get in trouble (haha) its a great song and im thinking about using it as my come out song when I hit.
* I am going on a cruise to the Bahamas today so I will be gone for about 4 or 5 days and you know what that means, no blogs from Bally for a little bit, I mean I could buy the internet on the ship and write while Im on, I mean I like each and every one of you but not that much haha.
Haha! And yeah, there are plenty of details about said cruise, including a chance meeting with Mark Kotsay, snorkeling tales and the correct observation that laying out on the sand gets "kinda boring."
So I feel confident in saying D.C. has got its sports blogging swag back. Also, Collin, since I assume you'll read this, shoot me an e-mail so we can do a groundbreaking Q&A about your blogging hopes and dreams.
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