That shadowy figure on the left with the Ray Ban sunglasses and the gentle smile? That's my friend Cyn. And as much as her on-line persona will make you basically freak out in fear, if you know her you're gonna love her. (Sorry, Cyn. Hope I didn't ruin any street cred you may have once had. ;))
She's the author of a fantastic blog entitled Toeing the Rubber, which if you're one of the 3 people who regularly read HERE will be BLOWN away by what someone with real talent can do.
I've gotta preface the rest of this post with this; I've never endorsed another blog on my posts. Not because they didn't deserve it, but mainly because I just figured any positive comment from me was just gonna make the other person look bad. However, I considered my lack of readers against her shot at glory and decided to take an educated gamble.
If you aren't reading Cyn's blog, I gotta suggest you start post haste. She's knowledgeable, well read, intuitive, and is on a first name basis with Kyle Snyder. If you don't know who Kyle Snyder is, I humbly suggest you beat a path to RedSoxFanatic101.com and figure it out.
Bottom line is Cyn is a good friend. A woman who I hope MY little girl Ciera can grow up and immulate; articulate, well read, intelligent, and can tell you how to turn a perfect 5-4-3 double play without breaking a sweat.
Turns out Cyn is a finalist for "The Next Great Sports Blogger" sponsored by the Boston radio station WEEI. Seeing as how the only award I'll ever be up for is "2nd best blogger in the Dalton Family" this is my one and only shot at glory. So I'm starting up the "Get out and vote for Cyn campaign or I'll send Rakes and Trot to live with you for a month" contest.
Trust me on this; you don't want those two hellions anywhere close to your valuables and Cyn MORE than deserves this. The woman knows more about the Red Sox and baseball than I've learned in 38 years on this rock. This ain't no charity deal; she truly deserves to win this thing. I've gained more insight into the inner workings of the Red Sox by listening to her than I have reading 5,457 columns by the CHB.
On a personal note, you won't find a candidate with a more giving heart and the best Boston accent this side of Marky Mark in "The Departed" if you tried.
I'd say more, but I'd embarrass Cyn and get myself a beating the next time I get to Boston.
I'm the RSD and I approve this message.
As the young kids say;
Rock the Vote.
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