Comments on: Thirty Baseball news, insight and analysis from Aaron Gleeman Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:01:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Scott Stahoviak Tue, 08 Jan 2013 22:59:06 +0000 Aaron,
I come to your blog for two reasons:

1. Your writing is honest
2. You don’t care about what everyone else thinks

Keep up the good work and don’t change – there’s a reason why you have been so successful and will continue to do so for years to come!

By: rachel Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:11:15 +0000 happy 30th, AG! As someone who just turned that corner myself, I appreciate the thought you put into this. It’s nice to know someone else is wondering similar things. Hopefully the “wrong side” term just sticks to sports.

By: The Kid NYC Fri, 04 Jan 2013 12:06:24 +0000 Been reading since Johan was in chains. Write about what you want. It hasn’t failed you yet.

One of the biggest mistakes people make –think about coaches — is coming up with a creative plan that fits their current situation perfectly, but then letting that creative plan over time become iron laws and forgetting that what worked was creatively addressing the situation at hand, not the solution they came up with at the time, like small ball or pitching to contact.

For a 19-yr-old nobody with no baseball writing outlet a Twins blog was perfect. For a 30-yr-old somewhat famous professional baseball writer with a loyal following that looks forward to Link-o-Rama each week the same rules don’t apply.

I think people would love the entertainment and personal stuff, i always loved the old poker posts, the podcast and movie stuff, as well as when you bought a house, weight loss etc . . . so long as they didn’t feel they were getting short changed on your great Twins stuff, especially during the season.

Learn from Bart Simpson: Good ol’ rock, nothing beats that!

By: J. Lee Fri, 04 Jan 2013 05:44:17 +0000 AG

Happy birthday…… Your mind doesn’t change much after 30.
, once you are a goofy kid you will always be a goofy kid at heart. ( speaking from experience.) But after 30 everything from a hangnail to a hangover justs hurts a little more.

Keep writing….. I enjoy it all, even the stuff I disagree with,

By: JR Cigar Fri, 04 Jan 2013 03:12:51 +0000 Aaron:

As you can surmise from all the posts, you have a ton of fans in cyberspace. I have a great deal of respect for the job you do and your willingness to share your deep personal stories (like your struggles with weight and your social anxieties) with your readers. I can probably speak for most of your readership that those personal stories make us all appreciate not only your written words, but the person behind the words. It makes you human and it makes you normal and it makes it easier for us to realize that you’re a regular guy just like most of us….and regular guys are guys we all want to root for.

By: Andy Fri, 04 Jan 2013 00:39:34 +0000 I am also a longtime reader, first-time commenter. I have been reading you for probably 7 years now, primarily for Twins, then Link-O-Rama (so much so that I am a little disappointed if the LOR doesn’t appear on a Friday). I am about to turn 35, have two kids, busy job, mortgage, all that, so I can tell you that there is no way 30 is old. And, if your instinct tells you to branch out a bit in this space, on to some other topics, go for it. Your writing has so vastly improved over the years and you have developed such a loyal following that you will be successful no matter what. Congrats.

By: David Smith Thu, 03 Jan 2013 23:36:08 +0000 Hey, man, I turn 60 next month, and I’m still wondering a lot of the things you’ve written about in this post. I’ve been an avid reader of your blog for about 4 years, but this is the first comment I’ve posted, which perhaps speaks to your inclination to cover more topics. I say take a chance on expanding your blog’s focus. I enjoy your writings on baseball, but I mostly enjoy your writing, which, by the way, I’ve never qualified by considering your age. Thank you for always treating us readers with respect and caring for your craft.

By: Knox Harrington Thu, 03 Jan 2013 22:38:51 +0000 It’s been obvious for as long as I’ve been reading your blog (4+ years) that you ought to be on staff for the Twins. Or rather, they’d be lucky to have you. So if you’re looking for change, you could go get hired by Terry Ryan. You’d be an immediate 7-8 WAR, even after the bottom feeding they’ve done this off season in the FA pitcher signings.

Problem is we’d lose you. So ixnay on the winsTay objay idea, I guess. And since we’re not sure if the Twins have bookmarked, maybe just start sending them complimentary hardcopies of your posts…

By: Joe Thu, 03 Jan 2013 21:49:42 +0000 Aaron:
Happy #30, and to many more! Your writing is wonderful, especially when you weave your personal story into the blog. Turn the challenge of your anxiety into a strength by sharing more of the excellent insights you achieve while sitting in your basement-whether baseball related or not. Actually, everything can be related to baseball at the end of the day, so be creative. Like Posnanski or Rushin you too can bring great stories to bear, if you remain true to sharing something of yourself in the process. People always relate to honesty. Don’t doubt yourself, you are a gifted writer and honest person. Share both qualities-you will go far. And I will always look forward to checking in on your stuff. Best of luck.

By: Drew Thu, 03 Jan 2013 21:32:54 +0000 Happy Birthday Aaron. One of my biggest changes at 30 was caring less and less what others thought of me. (and finding that both myself and others like that new me better) On that note, write whatever you want in this blog. Especially swears. I love swears.