I have been consuming Angels news through the various fan websites scattered across the internet for well over a decade now. So a few months ago, when the opportunity came to actually contribute, I naturally was conflicted.
Did people really want to read what I will write? Am I really up for this? Taking the initiative was something I didn’t do. I hid behind the same username all last decade, refused to show anything to anyone online, keep that separate from my offline self. How could I possibly do this?
Well others told me I really should and I thought, ‘No way I actually get accepted.’ But I did. Somehow my approach to topics in a stats heavy and lighthearted way was good enough to be accepted and I was on my way to actually doing something productive online rather than just posting funny gifs and trying to be witty in comments.
But then everything changed when the [REDACTED] Nation attacked and that opportunity was thrown out the door. The whole experiment was over.
Or so I thought. Apparently, the other writers, being far more experienced and knowledgeable, decided to make their own website where they can stick it to those that wronged them [Ed Note: this dude’s a quick learner]. Since I was there at the final days, that included me, even though I was at the bottom of the ladder.
As someone who just goes with things I decided to join here. Because people pushed me and because I was in the right place at the right time, I can actually make a name for myself. Using my real name for once. Sure, this community will be getting a giant boost from others, but it is technically still new. To get in on day 0 is amazing.
What I will be Writing About
My goal is to write about the Angels in a statistical manner. This will include basic stats that appear at every game as well as sabermetrics. Of course, I will also be writing whatever I am assigned to as well. However, these stats focused posts will be what I will attempt to do to stand out. It is more aligned with my passion and I hope to bring some insights to the site.
I will also attempt to educate where I can. A smart Angels fandom will go a long way to stand out. While I am sure that plenty who come here will know more than enough, there will be those that have heard terms like DRS for the first time here. The goal isn’t to alienate fans, after all.
Expect my pieces to be long and with detail. I do not know the current situation in terms of image right use, but until that is sorted out I will do the best I can to keep them from being visually boring. Please be patient. I am still very new to this.
I look forward to writing here. Thank you for having me Jessica.