Ever since Al Gore invented the Internets, there has been one example after another about how messed up the world is.
From spammers filling our in boxes with ads for Viagra and the AARP to some dude in Argentina willing to give me millions for the minimal processing fee along with some dink living in his parents basement popping up on comment boards to stir it up there are countless more reasons to wish we'd all just unplug and move on.
For all the things that are wrong with the world wide web, can I offer up a positive?
Because there is now a way for me to connect with like minded, Red Sox obsessed people I've managed to meet some of the finest people you could imagine over the past 3 years.
The above picture shows most of them hanging outside the window of a bar in Boston.
Seriously, as a guy who carries his lunchpail to work and before getting the Internet at home could count his friends on one hand with fingers left over?
Technology is a beautiful thing.
Other than my wife and brother, all my closest friends are people I've "met" online.
Rob and Jane, JB and Amy, Candaon, Tex, hayes, Jr, Cyn, Kelly, ab, BB, DB, Beth, JET, Trot's Hat, etc.... You know who you are. And everyone I didn't mention? My life is better just knowing you all.
My point is this; make sure you warn your kids about that weird dude hanging out in the chat rooms, but don't throw the baby out with the bath water.
'Cause you never know what you'll miss out on.
Sox beat the Marlins 8-2 with Wake getting win #9.
Word to your motha'.