OneForFive Top 5 Greatest Hits

In the 4+ years of this blog’s existence, there have been somewhere around 450 published posts. The 5 listed below have had more hits than any others:  Damocles of the Dodgers – probably my favorite post of all time, too. The reason it ranks so high is that NBC Sports linked to it on their site. It’s a word-for-word transcription of a story Vin Scully told on air during a Dodgers broadcast on April 15, 2013. I heard it while watching the game and immediately knew it had to be transcribed for posterity, and thousands of others seem to have … Continue reading

Update: OneForFive Print Edition – Issue #4

Over the past 48 hours I’ve had to send a variation of this email to dozens of people. If you have questions about the magazine and/or anything else related to the site please CLICK HERE to send me an email at Hi there, Thank you for the email. I’ve decided not to take subscriptions for the Print Edition for the next year. With that in mind, I cancelled the auto-renewals that were setup in Paypal. The Spring issue is still on the way and I still plan to make and sell more issues, but due to the experience … Continue reading

Two Years Later: Greatest Hits

  The following table is a list of the top posts on this website since its launch (11-2-2011). They are listed by number of page views as of November 2, 2013. It’s a little disappointing to find that some of my favorite posts aren’t on this list, but if you’re new to this website the list below is a good starting point to find some interesting and useful information (if I do say so myself!).   Post Title # of Views Home page / Archives 43,047 Damocles of the Dodgers 6,420 Eddie Vedder and Johnny Ramone playing Strat-O-Matic Baseball 4,044 … Continue reading

Accountability Partners

When I was eight years old I briefly owned a turtle. Like, for a day. I don’t remember where he came from: pet store? a friend? found crawling in the garden? No idea. I kept it, unadvisedly, in an old aquarium that happened to be wasting on the back porch of my Grandparent’s house in Nipomo, California, where I was living at the time. I can’t remember whether or not I named the turtle, but Henry will do. It was summer. It was hot. Henry’s habitat consisted of the lid of a mayonnaise jar, upside down and filled with water, … Continue reading

The Blog I Want to Be

Over on the Strat-o-Matic Fan Forum this morning, Terry Bartelme offered up a great question that really got me thinking about the replays I post, the replays I follow, the blogs I read and the blog I write. My number one rule over here at is to create the kind of website that I would like to read. There simply aren’t very many websites devoted to the tabletop-sports gaming hobby, and most of the ones that are devoted to the hobby are devoted to one specific game or replay season. I wanted a website that offered more than that. … Continue reading