Friday, March 12, 2010

If this was a serious blog....

If this was a serious blog,

Would I post this?

Oakland's feral wiener dog problem has gotten seriously out of hand.

Nope. I would not. Would I also therefore be the proud owner of the #1 Google result for the phrase "Feral Wiener Dog?"

No. Obviously not.

If this was a serious blog, would I tell you that if Nick Punto was an episode of Supernatural, he would be "Changing Channels?" Or that if Jon Rauch was an episode of Supernatural, he would be "Jump the Shark?"

No. I would not.

If this was a serious blog, would I reference Adorableness Quotient and Total Awesomeness Rating as the primary stats of importance?

No. If this was a serious blog it would look more like this:
blah blah blah blah blah blah BABIP blah blah blah blah VORP blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.

If this was a serious blog, would I make musical montages to express my feelings, like this one? Or this one?

Once again, the answer is no. Serious blogs do NOT make musical montages.

If this was a serious blog, I would not write fairytales or bedtime stories about the players, I would not have blog tags like "Unicorns" or "Hairstyles," I would not make Nick Swisher Sharpie tattoos on my skin in an effort to jinx his performance on the field, and I would not be furiously baking cupcakes in dinosaur wrappers for a baseball & baked goods themed meetup this weekend.

In fact, if this was a serious blog, I would probably not post anything at all. There are literally dozens of really well-written serious blogs about Twins baseball. I enjoy reading some of them. They can be very insightful. I just don't want to have one myself. If I have to take stuff like this seriously, I better be getting paid for it.

Since I am doing this for free, simply to entertain myself, I want to have fun, and be silly and ridiculous.

So, the moral of this blog post is: This Is Not A Serious Blog. And if people don't like me being silly and ridiculous, that's fine. There are a lot of places they can go that are completely serious and ridiculous free zones. I don't go to the serious we-mean-business blogs and post my nonsense there, because that's not the place for it. This is the place for it.

But if you kind of like being silly and ridiculous too, or can respectfully appreciate that other people do, we can have loads of fun together. Let's be friends!


Baseball_Lipgloss said...

Count me as your #1 Fan of your Not Serious Blog!

Stats & serious blogs are great to have available but when I am avoiding work and surfing the net I want to be entertained, yo!

k-bro said...

I, for one, thank you for being so excellent at pulling off not-serious. Seriously.

JimCrikket said...

I'm always in favor of more silliness!

Betsy said...

YAY for silliness! There should be more blogs with silliness (that are also about baseball). :)

shorterthanyou said...

Where's the "like" button for this post??

Anna said...

If this were a serious blog, I wouldn't have refreshed the page until I got a decent word verification.

nonessen - a funny way of saying nonsense, as in "Souhan's article about trading Mauer was pure nonessen!"

More silliness, I say!

Ronda said...

That is why I love your blog, it's fun! Kinda like when Sam put superglue on Dean's beer. Just makes me giggle.
BTW my favorite episode is "Mystery Spot" but I do believe I already mentioned that the last time I commented.
I am actually watching that show right this moment, while I catch up on Twins blogs and screw around facebook for awhile. Good times.
Wish I could do the baseball and baking thing, because I could seriously stand to meet some new friends, but I have to work (sigh!)

Sarah said...

It makes me happy to know folks love the silly as much as I do!

I wish you could make it too, Ronda! We have to meet up some time and come up with more ways to fit Supernatural and Twins baseball into the same conversation. (I like Mystery Spot too! It was my favorite until Changing Channels.)

John H said...

Sumbitch! you mean I've just been lead along down the road to foolishness?

Sarah said...

'Fraid so John. On the plus side though, we have cupcakes over here.

lephio said...

i read Those Girls BECAUSE is not serious!!! i love it!!!

Sarah, go for it!!! :-D


Neil said...

Let's be friends!


Booooo Serious!!

Keep it up.

mags779 said...

Count me as a fan of your blog as well.

If I wanted to read stats and serious business, I'd spend more time doing my job.

Plus, those other blogs don't have pictures of adorable baseball players holding adorable puppies.

Keep it up. There is a place for the serious stathead blogs. But there's an equal place for blogs like this (an equal place, but it's infinitely more fun over here on this side of the stat line).

margo said...

Love it!

Looking forward to an updated "Adorableness Quotient and Total Awesomeness Rating", because some stats are necessary.

Mh said...

well I love you for who you are

Jammer said...

haha well I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks that the blogs that don't try to be serious are the best ones!

I read blogs to procrastinate and be entertained - not fall asleep!

Sarah said...

Um, I love the not serious blog, even if the bedtime story is about icky LNP. :) Can I ask for a Kevin Slowey bedtime story for my birthday?
There are way, way, way too many stats blogs out there, and most of them have readerships that don't extend much beyond their own family. You have your readers-anyone who thinks you should change for them can get ducttaped to the baggie at MoAF@HHHM or whatever the Dome is called these days. :D

JS said...

This blog makes me laugh on a regular basis. As they say on eBay: "!!@RECOMMENDED! A +++++++ !!!!!!!"

Kristina said...

As a strong supporter of ridiculousness in all forms - yay :)

Has someone been giving you crap for your silliness??