Here we are, at the end of 2010. For Red Sox fans, it was certainly an up and down year. The season that ended with such promise fell in on itself. Injuries to just about every star player made games almost unwatchable. But, the year ended on a much higher note. The Red Sox nabbed the biggest free agent out there. They traded for the biggest slugger available. Two former Cy Young Award winners went to the NL, and not NY. As we turn the calendar to 2011, I can’t remember being so excited about the upcoming season. But, you knew all that. If you’re reading this blog, you’re pretty well versed in the comings and goings of the Red Sox. How else would you find this site? So, as we look back at 2010, I thought I’d share some highlights that you might not know about. The highlights of this blog. I thought it might be fun to see what the most popular posts of 2010 were. The answers might surprise you. They certainly did me.
Did you ever visit Yahoo!, or another search engine and look at the list of top searches. Half the time, I don’t know what or who they are. Other times, I can’t imagine why they were so popular. Take yesterday, for example. When I went to Yahoo! it said the top search was “Jennifer Aniston.” Really? I know she’s a popular actress. I certainly enjoy many of the things she’s done. But, why would she have been the top search of December 30, 2010? It’s interesting. So, while I can’t exactly explain the results, here are my five most popular posts of 2010:
Yup. I have no idea either. This was posted on October 24 and has received the most pageviews of any post from last year. By 20%. Must be a lot of people out there searching for Roger LaFrancious
Another head-scratcher. Posted on February 21, this featured Hideo Nomo in my ever-poplar Red Sox A-Z series. Are there that many Hideo Nomo fans out there?
This installment of the “Visitors Views” series featured Ian of “Blue Jay Hunter” on August 20. As you might guess, it was discussing the upcoming Sox-Jays series. I can only assume Ian told all his friends about his wonderful performance.
This was a recent post, going live on December 18. I can imagine that the excitement over the awesomeness that is the Red Sox 2011 line-up was more than enough to propel this post to the top.
Despite the hits, this post from December 4 is already out of date. In it, I suggested that MLB should show a ton of KC Royals games to try to boost interest in the team, and allow people to see Zack Greinke games. Of course, KC threw a wrench in that when the shipped him off to the Brewers. Oh well. It’s still a good idea.
So, there they are. The top five posts of 2010. If you want to be like all the cool kids, feel free to check them out now and see what all the fuss was about.
I wonder what the 2011 leaders will be.