Sincerely: Thanks, everyone. I discovered this site during Spring Training and never felt more involved with the team ever since. I finally joined up on April 7th, figuring that with the season beginning I could add my voice to the fray.
Then tragedy struck, and boy it struck hard, deeply and personally. Rev, your Adenhart memorial post remains the most beautiful and eloquent thing I've read on the subject to this day. You guys, you helped me process my own emotions, and my own reaction to Nick's death. I wish I knew better how to express how much this helped me, but words fail here and so I can't even try.There have been optimists and pessimists and everything between, and together as a community you always made me feel like a part of something, like my fandom connects on a deeper level than just myself on my couch watching a game, or at a game, cheering my team. When the team was down, you helped me see hope, and when the team was up, you helped me fully enjoy every moment to its fullest.
There have been very intellectual posts which have helped me see the game in a new light, as well as analysis and opinion slinging which all helped me feel more connected to this game. I've never had such a deep understanding of this team's history or even the history of baseball as I've been exposed to here. How much richer my appreciation of the game is now!
I had a wonderful opportunity to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before an Angels game, and I got some great advice, and great encouragement from all of you that helped me make the most of the experience. Not to mention some awesome HH T-shirts, one of which I have been wearing all day, and one of which I got to wear on the mound of Angels Stadium.
We have a great team, and what's more we have a great community. I hope you cherish both. I do. I do so much.