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Fun with Statcounter II

It is fascinating to me how "Google" and other search engines work, and how people go about finding others on the internet. My statcounter hit tracker allows me to find the hows and the wheres regarding visits to this site and it has been an interesting experience to go through that data.

Within the last week, this site has been found via internet searches for Chuck Hiller, Ken Boswell, Ed Kranepool, Bruce Berenyi and Rodney McCray (!). I've also been visited by people searching for my longtime friend David Cooper (alas someone looking for one based in Michigan) and even Luke Linder (referenced in my Little League walk-off story...unfortunately, that person hasn't written with the answer in regards to the questions about my final Little League game). I've been visited by folks from Alabaster, Alabama, Oxford Ohio and Castaic, California, three allitterative cities I never would have known the existence of otherwise.

And once again, I've been targetted by someone out there who apparently is hoping to date the Mets current third baseman. Apparently there is some sort of Metfatuation with him that I can't really appreciate. As Cosmo Kramer would say, this new star apparently has "The Kavorka." The subject came up with a female colleague at work, who explained the gaggle of female fans (my sister among them) by letting me know that "he's very pretty." Somewhere out there, Cliff Floyd is lurking, waiting to hang that quote over a 22-year-old's locker.

Anyways, hello to all readers, wherever you come from. Hopefully you'll find what you're looking for and more.


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