Hello and welcome to 22 Talks! My name is Josh, and I’ll be following the Red Sox 2008 season right here, from spring training to the regular season and (hopefully) beyond.
I’d like to begin this with an apology to Sean Casey. Shortly after I picked out my blog name, I discovered that he’s going to be wearing #22 this season. 22 has been my lucky number for as long as I’ve had a lucky number, so it seemed a natural choice to me. It’s an outstanding number if I do say so, and I hope Mr. Casey has room in his heart to share it. From what little I know about him, it seems as though he’s one of the good guys, so I’m not too concerned…
The idea for this blog has been floating around in my head for a while, and with a new season about to begin, it seemed as good of a time as any to formally launch it. In an odd way, this blog is the indirect result of friends who really were getting tired of listening to me talk about the Red Sox, as well as coworkers who always seem to gravitate towards my desk whenever they need their fill of Red Sox chatter. As this is a work in progress, I encourage you to offer suggestions, comments and feedback.
Soon I’ll be posting my first thoughts on the 2008 season, as well as some "leftover" blogs from the 2007 postseason, because hey, reliving the joy of last year is a totally legitimate way of passing the time until March 25th. So please, sit back, relax, bookmark the page, and join me for what promises to be an exciting season of Red Sox baseball.