Five years and two thousand posts. I should get a prize or something. Maybe a cake. Yeah, I should absolutely get a cake, or at least a pie, for banging out this blog everyday for as long as I have.
|Mmmm...sweet, sweet cake|
Anyway, hurray for me and, to celebrate the fact that I haven't quit or that the all-powerful state hasn't shut down the website, I'm going to count down the top 20 games in the history of 19th century baseball, starting tomorrow. So we have that to look forward to.
And about this list of games...I just want it on the record that I've put all of fifteen minutes thought into it and it should not be considered a definitive statement on the subject. These things are relative, of course, and my list might not be the same as your list. It's just a bit of fun, designed to create content and keep me from posting about the 1884 Maroons. So take the whole thing with a grain of salt.
Since we're starting with number 20 tomorrow, I should give you a list of games that didn't make the cut but that's kind of boring. I will say that I don't have any Black Stockings games on the list and that bothers me a bit. The one game that I most regret not including in the top twenty is the October 13, 1875 game between the Blue Stockings and the Uniques and it's absolutely number 21 on my list. I also left out the games that the 1869 Red Stockings of Cincinnati played in St. Louis. So I guess I did put a little thought into the list. Not much, but a little.
Come back tomorrow and we'll get this thing started.