MLBlogs Anonymous

As I begin this blog, it is 1:30 in the morning, and I cannot fall asleep. I just bought new sheets fuzzy_0709.jpgat Target, on sale, and apparently, they are not helping in my sleeping. I thought about what there even is to do at 1:30 in the morning. The answer: nothing. Attempting to get plenty of sleep is evidently not in the cards for me tonight. So, here I am, blogging.

My freshmen year of college, due to the peer pressure of my friends, I reluctantly got on a website known as The Facebook. Probably most of you have heard of it, and it’s possible that most of you are on it. If you’re not, don’t give into the unruly temptation. Yes, disinclined, I joined that cult known as Facebook. In the beginning, it was kind of like, “whatever.” But, soon after, I started getting all these friend requests, and event requests, and people writing on my wall, and then, before I knew it, I was addicted. I would eagerly retreat to my dormitory after class, or as UNC would like to call them: residence halls, and hop on my computer to check what was new in the world of Facebook. I couldn’t stop. Five minutes into cracking open my text books and I would have to know what was going on with my friends. Most likely, nothing considering that five minutes before I cracked open my text book, I was on Facebook. Some how, I managed to break the habit of checking Facebook every ten seconds and get a social life that didn’t involve me and my computer. 

However, I have recently found a new addiction: MLBlogs. Yes, not one day will pass where I do not find myself on this site checking my blog for comments and looking to comment on others. I can find myself falling into the same pattern that happened with “the cult” (I’m referencing Facebook, in case some of you didn’t get that… I wasn’t actually ever in a cult). I can’t help myself. I’ll go on my computer to actually do something with significance and will, by habit, type in www.mlblogs.com. Then I’ll think, “… how did I get here?” They’re like black out moments where you have no idea how you got there, but you’re there.

charlie_and_the_chocolate_factory_06.jpgSo, this evening… or… I guess, this morning, when I was lying in bed still awake as the clock struck 1:30, my thoughts were this, “I can’t fall asleep… I should blog.” Now, by no means would I compare MLBlogs to Facebook; that’s like comparing a banana to a stop sign, there’s no comparison. Facebook must be some type of cult and MLBlogs is like my happy place. However, you can be addicted to good things too, like chocolate. Well… wait, strike that (ha ha… baseball… strike… joke… sort of… okay,
BRNK2101B.jpgno, it sucked). Chocolate is not a healthy addiction, but I think I’d rather be addicted to something like chocolate than to something like being stung by jellyfish. That wasn’t as random as it sounded, I watched something on the Discovery Channel about the irukandji jellyfish. By the way, that is Spongebob Squarepants, and he is not chasing irukandji jellyfish. Anyway, so in the spirit of starting a support group for players lost to us, perhaps it’s time to start up an MLBlogs anonymous group as well.

Of course, there is no doubt in my mind that when baseball season finally decides to arrive, I will be even more addicted than I am now. Oh man, am I in for it.

Ehem… My name is Emily, and I am an MLBlogaholic.

Well, maybe I can get to sleep now that I’ve got that off my chest. If I recall, the first step is admitting you have a problem. However, since my heart holds a place for my #2 baseball team, the Red Sox, I’ll leave you all with these comics… because I like comics.
 

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I feel for you, Red Sox fans. I really do.

15 Comments

Emily – do you know what makes those comics even worse?? The writer of the “Get Fuzzy” strip is a HUGE Red Sox fan! We get that strip in the Boston Globe and let me tell you – I wanted to KILL Bucky the Kat! I was already to do a blog calling for a boycott – when my two teen-aged boys looked at me and my oldest (who is a cartoonist himself) said – “umm…Mom – you know it’s just a cartoon right? It’s not real?” I took a deep breathe and calmed myself down and tried not to embarrass them any more then I already do. So..what time did you say that support group was meeting? I think I need it!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

I know, Facebook is crazy. Thing is, there’s usually not that much going on, so you keep checking and it’s just a bad addiction. But MLBLOGS is so much better!! It’s baseball!
http://kaybee.mlblogs.com

I feel you on both counts. Loyola got Facebook in October 2004, and I haven’t looked back. It’s kind of disgusting actually. I’ll be in class on my laptop and all of a sudden find myself either on Facebook or on MLBlogs. I obsessively check my Gmail account to see if I have MLBlog comments. I’m ridiculous. The last comment is amazing. It reminds me of a different “Get Fuzzy” one I have. I need to find it. It’s AWESOME. Found it! Loooooooooooove this one.
http://assets.comics.com/dyn/str_strip/000000000/00000000/0000000/000000/50000/3000/300/53301/53301.full.gif
Jen
http://ajroxmywhitesox.mlblogs.com

Blogging is definitely addictive, Emily. That’s why I’m not on Twitter and all the rest. It’s great to be “connected” but it can take over your life!

- http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

The thing about facebook that I don’t get is that people treat me like I have some sort of disease because I don’t have one.
I like your blog. You’re a good writer.
MLBlogs is addicting, you’re right!
http://imbringingdiamondback.mlblogs.com

Julia- It was indeed tough to see Bucky pointing out the difficult truth that the Yankees picked up a lot of the players. As for the support meeting, we’ll see what we can do.
Kaybee- It’s true that, really, Facebook is incredibly boring and nothing is going on. And yeah, I love MLBLogs much more.
Jen- Loved the Get Fuzzy you sent. It was hilarious. I can definitely relate about the finding yourself on Facebook or MLBlogs.
Jane- That’s definitely why I’m not on MySpace. I can only take so much.
Xcicx: Thanks for stopping by to read my blog! A lot of people find it weird these days when they encounter someone who is not on Facebook. Like, “what?! You have a life?”

MLBlogs is much better than Facebook! I don’t get Facebook. It’s really the second version of Myspace. (And Mysapce is getting boring now.) My point is that I prefer MLBlogs.
http://hyunyoung.mlblogs.com

When I fell in love with baseball, my mom was proud that I had such a “wholesome” addiction. She didn’t know it would come to this!
Loved the Cubs logo trapped in a maze…so appropriate.
I hope you get some sleep tonight!
-Kathy

http://redbirdchatter.mlblogs.com

Exactly!! These people go on facebook all the time…if they arent on facebook they’re at a party taking pictures of themselves getting wasted so they can post them on facebook…
http://imbringingdiamondback.mlblogs.com

All I can say is don’t find your way to twitter, then you’ll never look up from your cell phone either.

Cob
http://cobf.mlblogs.com

I feel ya too, Emily. My ex-gf broke up with me over facebook. Disgusting. This is a much safer, more fun environment.
–Jeff
http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com/

Emily,
I hope you ended up getting some sleep. I’m addicted to facebook as well. When I find myself unable to solve a chemistry problem, I turn to facebook. Not to see if anyone knows how, to see if I have any new notifications.
But like you, I have become addicted to MLBlogs as well. I happen to think that the Red Sox have done a great job this offseason. We’ve laid low but we’re still strong! I officially hate Bucky the Kat.
-Elizabeth
http://redsoxgirl46.mlblogs.com

Hyun Young- Facebook is kind of like my waste of time now. If I’m desperate for something to do, I’ll go mess around on it.
Kathy- Did you see the comic that Jen left? It was just as good.
Xcicix: You know it’s bad when you’re at a part and all you hear are “those pictures are going on Facebook.” I also love how the word “facebook” has become a verb.
Cob- I’ve recently just heard of Twitter on here. I have no idea what it is, and based on your comment, I will hopefully avoid it.
Jeff- WHAT?!?! What kind of an awful person (no offense if you’re still friends with her) breaks up with someone on Facebook?! That’s pretty low, I’m sorry to hear that that is how society treats each other.
Elizabeth- Perhaps you, Julia, and I can start an “I hate Bucky the Kat” group as well. I think she has some pretty hostile feelings toward him too.

Yeah. A verb like “text” and “blog” and “instant message”

We are happy to be your happy place!

Mark/MLB.com
http://mlblogs.mlblogs.com
http://www.twitter.com/mlblogs

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