1. Thursday, October 30, 2003

    have i told you that i have the greatest friends? 

    i do.

    and some of my friends are not only great pals, but sage advisors. amy langfield (pictured) is someone whose ideas i always take to heart.

    recently she has been pushing me to retire from the xbi and join her into the world of journalism.

    i keep trying to tell her that journalism isnt ready for tony pierce and she tells me that im wrong, so wrong.

    i told her that im far more interested in blogging and that i believe that blogging could be a professional gig very very soon, so she asked me to write up a proposal for playboy and blogger to which i posted yesterday.

    this morning she wrote me an email saying that she loved both proposals and suggested that i write one every day.

    since amy was the editor in chief of the nexus when i was writing three articles a day, she was quite aware that i would never turn down an assignment, so here goes.

    dear chicago cubs,

    my name is tony pierce.

    i think you should have a blog.

    i know you probably dont know what a blog is, but thats ok. i do. and i will write it for you.

    basically its like a newspaper column except its on the web and there are links that will take you to different web sites. and its chit-chatty like this, and its run and gunny like this, and it’s quite probably the future of rock n roll

    like this.

    what id like to do in the cubs blog is give people an idea of what it’s like to be on the road with the most loved team in sport. what the grind is like, what the lifestyle is like.

    how bull durham it is.

    of course i would write every day, several times a day. i’d interview the players, the fans, the coaches, the bartenders, the opponents, the celebs, the politicians, the vendors, the parking lot dudes, the merch sellers, the coppers, and the hall of famers, and of course they would all tell me cool stuff that just doesnt make it in the daily paper (that owns you) every day.

    but it would fit quite nicely in the cubs blog.

    and, no offense, to cubs.com, but theres lots of people who love the cubs who would Never go to a website to read about them because theyre not into the daily sports page thing.

    but they would be into the daily blog thing because its different, its more man-in-the-street, but in this case it would be man-in-the-bleachers.

    would i be willing to relocate to chicago to handle this one year assignment?

    glad you asked.

    yes.

    yes, i would trade in my hollywood bachelor pad lifestyle and move into my moms basement to cover my favorite team for a year.

    yes i would put all my friends and all of the hot chicks who write me and call me so i could follow them on the road and report on all the major league cities and their fans and the good places to eat and the accommodations on the road

    because i lubs the cubs.

    and this year is the year.

    in fact thats that the blog will be called.

    the year the cubs finally won the world series.

    write me back,

    tony

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