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Appreciating Pinstripe Alley

As the Yankees go into the postseason for the third consecutive season, I wanted to take a moment to thank fellow Yankee fans here on PSA.

It's been a long season. Thats what baseball is. It's a long, long year and because it's so long only real die-hard fans are able to stick around it for mostly the entire year. And thats pretty much what we have on PSA right now. Die-hard Yankee fans who want to see this team win.

I found PSA off the Yahoo links in 2009 when I could no longer stand the stupidity of Yahoo commenters and the ridiculous and childish back and forth that goes on in the comments on their preview posts. It's pathetic. Go read them sometime if you want to laugh about something. And thank god PSA and all of SB Nation was found on Yahoo, and I was able to come here and find Yankees news and information that is superior to any sponsored Yankee website in nearly every single way. 

The writers, first of all are fantastic. Every one of them knows what they are doing and knows what they are talking about, and they are very reliable in that way. While I disagree with some of their opinions sometimes, there isn't any doubt that these are intelligent people who deliver both news and opinions just as good as some of the most visited Yankee websites. And remember, this is a blog. The writers on here don't get paid (at least I don't think, and if you do I want in. Now). They don't have editors. Yahoo writers, ESPN writers and mlb.com writers all have editors, went to school for journalism at some of the countries best universities and get paid for what they are doing, and yet the quality of their writing is often not as good as the writers on here. From making the game threads, to every preview and recap to all the news stories and analyzing, it's for the most part been very good. So I applaud the writers for that.

Secondly and perhaps more importantly is the commenters. From the people who regularly post on here to the occasional ones to the ones I have never seen, I'll thank all of them for now. The time we spend analyzing and watching this team play is a ridiculous amount (sometimes I wonder if it's too much...), but I personally have become a much more informed and knowledgeable Yankees fan since I came on here as opposed to before. And thats due to the quality of the writers and commenters. Aside from a few notable exceptions that I will not name, I enjoy talking about baseball to the majority of the people who post on here. Whether I agree or disagree with whatever you have to say I still enjoy it, because I'm talking and debating about the Yankees, which is one of my favorite things in the world.

Well, thats pretty much all I have to say. Over the past couple seasons the most fun on here is during the playoffs, there's no doubt about that, so hopefully that continues. Thank you again to the writers and commenters. Go Yankees for #28. 

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