Wednesday, July 27, 2011

one year of one inch warriors!

Well loyal readers, my little blog has managed to make it past the one year mark.  I have no super spectacular clip-show style post planned as a celebration, so I'll leave you with a picture of something random I pulled out of the good old storage cabinet in the garage.  Enjoy yourself.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Consumer or Fan - How Does GW See You?

Rough times for Mr. McCourt
Major League Baseball's All-Star Game has passed, the second half of the season is underway and I've had baseball on my mind.  For residents of the greater Los Angeles area, including myself, this season has been full of off-the-field drama up in Dodger-town.  At this point, Dodger owner Frank McCourt is persona non grata to most Blue-Crew faithful.  When he first arrived on the scene in 2004 many viewed him as a carpetbagger from Boston and after the details came out of how he the missus milked the team to fund a lifestyle of excess his reputation sank further.  The Bryan Stow assault has not helped Frank's rep and now the MLB is in the process of wrenching ownership of the team away from him.

So what the heck does any of this have to do with warhams?  In the aftermath of the annual round of GW price hiking, coupled with subsequent gripping and threats to quit the hobby, I though it would be good time to bring up a topic I've touched on twice before - the idea that wargamers are not so much fans as they are consumers.  You'll see where this analogy is going when we take a look at the other MLB team in the Los Angeles area - my beloved Angels.