March 31, 2008

Monday Afternoon With Jere

Red Sox blogger Jere interviewed me this afternoon for his YouCastr show. You can listen to all the fun -- 77 minutes!!! -- here.

Topics include: the genesis and evolution of JoS, who's who in the game thread community, discovering the Red Sox at age 11 in a Winooski, VT shoestore, my complete lack of concern for Don Zimmer's well-being, the truth behind Dan Duquette's "twilight" comment, my softball-playing career with Larry David, an amazing example of how obsessed Yankee fans are with the Red Sox (and Red Sox blogs), and why I moved to Canada (and am typing this from an igloo).

19 comments:

tim said...

John McCain :P

Good interview, I liked it. Nice to put some voices to the posters too!

tim said...

Just got to the gem at the end - hahaha, I love it.

redsock said...

John McCain :P

Fortunately, I don't think she'll listen to the entire thing!

Just got to the gem at the end - hahaha, I love it.

Um, good. That could have been a serious mine field, but I think I got out of it okay, though. ... Maybe.

Another fun fact that I don't think is in the interview: Jere and I may the only two people in North America without cell phones.

9casey said...

Sincere.....I'll take that...

Really though ........cool interview...

tim said...

That could have been a serious mine field

That's what I was thinking when it started up, but it seemed to go well. Very diplomatic... As for mine (feels strange to be #1 on the list - heh) - I don't know how to word this exactly, but I'm just glad I got a unique response instead of a "I dunno" type of thing....

And you just may be right about them cell phones. I don't have a land line, so I have an excuse for mine.

tim said...

What I meant by that 'first on the list' comment was 'jeeze do i really spend that much time here?!'

anyway signing off for the night. need to get rested up for work tomorrow, and the return of normal hour gamethreads!

Dan Tolman said...

They wear shoes in Winooski?

Andy said...

i cannot wait to be able to hear it.

Jere said...

re: McCain. I keep wanting to say, "Laura knows it's all in good fun."

But then I just accept the fact that she's gonna kill me....

Maybe that'll be my interview trademark: An hour of lulling the person into a false sense of security and then BAM, minefield! Seriously, though, I just thought it'd be kind of a fun thing. No mines or hiding of mines were intentional.

redsock said...

They wear shoes in Winooski?

Dunno.

But in 1975, they sold them to outsiders from Essex Junction.

redsock said...

Honestly, I'm happy for each and every comment I get. The game threads are gravy.

There are like 2,578 Red Sox blogs out there. And not everyone reader likes to comment. I'm like that, I read blogs, but rarely comment.

So anyone that comments on a regular basis, or gets up at 6 AM on a Tuesday to say HI, gets a big fucking gold star on their refrigerator.

And commenters talk to each other. Amazing!

Joe Grav said...

You run the best Sox blog on the web, hands down.

I can't wait til the next game thread. It makes everything so much fun.

Vancouver Boston Boy said...

Really enjoying the interview. Fun to hear voices of people I've read extensively. I've been loving Joy of Sox for about four years. I'm a Boston boy relocated to Vancouver, BC 14 years ago. Your blog is an integral part of how closely I follow the Sox. I got a kick out of you guys discussing people of a different political viewpoint enjoying your blog. As you commented about how you view the conservative New York Mets blogger's blog, I love your baseball stuff so much that I'm barely bugged at all by the different politics!

SoSock said...

Wow, can't wait to listen to this!
Had a long night last night, never got to the computer to even check e-mail, so I'll have to back track one evening and listen to it.
Off day Thursday, right? Maybe then.
Seriously, these are the 2 sites I spend more time at than I do my own. It'll be fun to hear them talk to each other, not that they don't do it quite a bit already :)

Amy said...

Great interview, Allan and Jere. I have to listen more to the whole thing (hard to find 77 minutes of time these days), but I heard good chunks of it and will go back for more.

I did skip ahead to figure out what was the "gem at the end" (no, I don't usually read the ending of books first, but I was curious). Thanks for your comment---it may be the first time I have been called "cool" in my life! And yeah, what WAS my life like before I discovered blogs?

I must have missed the McCain comment, however, so I will have to find time to go back and listen to the whole thing.

chief said...

Wait, Sosock's blog is Red Sox **AND** Tar Heels? Oh my...

As my brother-in-law (a dedicated Mets/Giants/Knicks fan all his life) has been telling me since the Pats started winning, Sox '04 and Heels in '05 - it must me rough being you right now.

That Giants-Pats Super Bowl left a mark though.

Go Heels!

Woti-woti said...

Thought I'd post this here b/c of the traffic. Anyone who signed up for the MLB-TV monthly package for spring training games and thought they'd get a renewal/opt-out option emailed to them at the end of the month (as I was specifically told by an MLB.com person), think again. My Mastercard was charged for April, no email option was sent. After an unusually short (for them, but still 15 minutes) telephone call, Bernadette assures me that they've reversed the charge. MLB.com just rolls along screwing folks left and right. They get me anyway for MLB-audio and indirectly for my cable MLB-EI subscription, is that not enough?

Joe Grav said...

I hear ya.

That's why I stopped dealing with MLB.com. Gameday audio is really cheap and awesome ($15, and I could seriously listen to any baseball game all day as 'background music') - but in my dealings with MLB.com products in the past, they are money-grubbing scumbags with terrible customer service, so I refuse to buy anything from them.

L-girl said...

re: McCain. I keep wanting to say, "Laura knows it's all in good fun.

Geez, what is this all about???

Believe me, I will listen to the whole thing! Once I get home. Sounds fun.

Maybe.