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Mondesi's House Turns Four

I just wanted to make a very minor mention of this, since it's probably of little interest to anyone but myself. But today is actually somewhat of an anniversary, since Mondesi's House was born four years ago on this day with the first-ever post, The 10 Worst McClatchy/Nutting Pirates Moves. Imagine that...I was so frustrated with the Pirates four summers ago that it served as the inspiration for a blog. With that being the case, I'd imagine a number of Pirate blogs got started after last night's game.

Things have changed a bit over the years, but it's been a truly enjoyable experience, covering the ups and downs of Pittsburgh sports and meeting a world of people with similar interests (and a similar sense of humor) along the way.
Sometimes, running the site can be a challenge due to time constraints, but all-in-all, it's a labor of love. My hope has always been to create something that's unique, user-friendly, and regularly updated, a place that a fan of any Pittsburgh team could enjoy. That was the goal then and will continue to be the standard for the future.

Mondesi's House would be nothing without the feedback, emails, comments, and contributions from the readers, for without your support the site would not exist. As always, the door is open for your thoughts on Mondesi's House and its direction ( or @mondesishouse on Twitter). I'd like to thank all of you for making the past four years so much fun, and I promise that the best is yet to come.


The Abiding Dude said...

Congrats on four solid years!!!

NickDawg said...

Keep up the great work. You make the workday more enjoyable!!

Nate said...

This has been one of my favorite Pittsburgh sports blogs for a few years now, and my favorite one that covers multiple sports. Keep up the good work, Don.

JeremyT said...

Happy birthday, Raul!!! Um, I think, as an anniversary present to us, you should update that first post. (Unless you can't think of any Nutting/Pirates moves from the last 4 years that would make the top 10 list.)

Nate said...

I think the move to acquire Matt Morris could definitely crack the top 10, and I think you can add Daniel Moskos to the bad draft picks section.

Though speaking of that section, this made me laugh when re-reading the article:

"Anyone think #12 Lastings Milledge would look good in the PNC outfield?"

"By the way, they missed out on #25 Bobby Crosby"

My, how times have changed.

Actually, there are a few that made me chuckle a little at how different they would be perceived now as opposed to then, like having Brad Lidge and Mark Prior as great pitchers the Pirates passed on and naming Ben Sheets as a pick that wouldn't blow out his arm.

Also, there's another commenter named Nate that isn't me there.

Rick said...

Congrats! I've been a fan since the early days. Sometimes it's like reading what I'm thinking in my head. Keep up the great work

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EMM said...

Congrats! Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 4 fine years. You provide a unique local in site to the Pittsburgh Sports for those of us that live well out side the area.


HomeRunFromBehindTheMeatballs said...

Congratulations! Keep up the good work. This is easily the best blog about the burgh. Four more years! Four more years! ha

@Nate - Haha, i liked to two references also. If only we had Bobby Crosby & Lastings Milledge on the roster?! At the time, i would have whole-heartedly agreed.

Nate said...

At that time, they both looked like way better players than they turned out to be.

Well, except Crosby. I always thought his Rookie of the Year was undeserved. He didn't do anything except hit a bunch of cheap homers. He had a low average, low OBP, low SLG, and played the same mediocre D he plays now. Jack Wilson was a better SS.

Talent Network News said...

Don - cheers to you and the crew at the house. Great stuff.

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Mondesi.