Saturday, February 20, 2010

Pleased to Meet You

Hello, everyone. Ricky Jordan Fan Club here. I'll be making contributions to this site as frequently as possible. I'll give you a little background info on myself, and will let you know what to expect from my posts.

First off, my family has had partial season tickets for the Phillies since 1979, which is a year before I was born. Needless to say, I've seen my share of good and bad baseball from the Phils over the years. Most of it was bad growing up, but that has only made me appreciate this current era even more. As far as the screen name is concerned, it goes back to Ricky Jordan's MLB debut. It was in 1988 against the Astros, a Sunday afternoon game. Jordan hit a three-run homer off Bob Knepper in his first at-bat. I was about a month away from my eighth birthday, quite an impressionable age. Jordan instantly became my favorite player (for those of you who remember, there weren't a whole lot of bright spots back then), and remained so throughout his tenure with the club. In fact, I even tried to get Jordan's number 17 each season for the baseball teams that I played for. Jordan never developed into a star, but he'll always hold a special place in my heart.

OK, enough about that. As I mentioned earlier, I was born in 1980, and my obsession with the Phillies goes back to about 1987 or so. There have been countless obscure players to wear the team's pinstripes since then. What I'll often be doing on here (hopefully at least once a week) is listing a random past Phillie, probably little-known, but maybe I'll throw in a bigger name once in a while to mix things up. I'll post my personal recollections of that player, his career before and after the Phillies, and if possible, what they're up to these days. Any personal recollection you have of the player posted is more than welcome. I'll also add thoughts on the current state of the franchise from time to time. Look for a random past player post soon.

As far as drinking is concerned, I don't partake in that activity nearly as much as I once did. But my past exploits have been well-known. Should be a fun season and a fun blog!

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