Last Friday night, your Fresno Blogosphere played underdog to the Fresno Grizzlies front office staff in a softball game. I don’t know the actual score at the end of the game — but let’s just say it wasn’t that close. We can say with pride, however, that it was 5-4 at one point. We’ll blame what happened after that on the Tecate tall cans.
Regardless, we had a great time playing and are hoping for a re-match in the spring. Now, I can cross “playing baseball at The Chuk” off my Fresno bucket list. Here’s a great video by the guys at Dead in 60 Years. Below is a Little League-style team picture.
One Fresno blog — the World of Meh — is in for a marathon day come Saturday. They’re participating in a “blogathon” in which a new post will go up every 30 minutes for 24 hours straight. Our fingers are tired even thinking about it.
It’s all for a good cause. The World of Meh — which covers “gaming and everything related to geek culture” — is asking its readers to donate money to One Love for Chi, a foundation for Deftones bass player Chi Cheng. Cheng suffered a traumatic brain injury after a 2008 car accident and has been semi-conscious ever since.
The story has been covered from the pages of The Bee to the Detroit Free Press. Follett, who is currently back in the Fresno/Clovis area for the offseason, figured his Super Bowl tickets had legs as a fundraiser. He’s working with NFL.com to auction them. As I write this, they’re at $3,025 with two days and nine hours left in the auction.
In addition to football, Follett is also a woodworker, so he created a custom Super Bowl XLIV piece that includes a game-used ball and gloves that’s included in the auction.
He’s been chronicling the everything on his blog — zakarianfollett.com. Does this make him the first pro athlete in the Fresno blogosphere? He is totally NOT invited to Blogger Olympics.
It’s all the local news and stuff from the blogosphere that you need to Fres-Know.
31 DAYS OF FRESNO: If your New Year’s Resolution is to love Fresno a little more, then check out the 31 Days of Fresno blog project. Kim Schuller came up with the idea of celebrating her favorite Fresno things for the 31 days of January after all the Fresno dissin’ of late. So far, so good. [31 Days of Fresno]
31 MORE DAYS OF FRESNO: At least one other local has picked up the 31 Days idea (Any more? Let us know). This one, by Ryne Santos, gives a different perspective on the good of Fresno. [31 Days of Fresno]
FRESLOCAL: James Collier is starting his new year with a video/blog project called Freslocal, where he’s trying to consume only local things for a month, then talking about the ups, the downs and the new discoveries. [James Collier]
FUTURISTIC: Famous Whitewater puts on his fancy I-can-see-the-future glasses and offers up a look into Fresno, the 2010 version [Fresno Famous]
YEAR IN PICTURES: The Bee’s photo staff has released its “2009: The Year in Pictures” slideshow with music by Patrick Contreras. Awesome stuff. [Bee There]