Jason from IIATMS hits the big time:
Jason Rosenberg was heading home and listening to satellite radio when he heard that Manny Ramirez was fourth among National League outfielders in initial All-Star voting. By the end of the night, a new Web site was born: Vote for Manny.
“I said it would be funny if Manny got elected, because he’s coming off a suspension on July 3 and the All-Star game is a week later, so they don’t even have that sort of built-in protection,” the 39-year-old from suburban Ardsley said Wednesday. “So I got home, and just quickly threw a Web site together” . . .
. . . Rosenberg is a Yankees fan who works in finance and has a regular blog devoted to baseball athttp://www.itsaboutthemoney.blogspot.com, which he started more than a year ago. He disapproves of the 2003 rule change pushed through by commissioner Bud Selig that gives the All-Star winner homefield advantage in the World Series.
“I’m not a Bud basher,” he said. “I don’t go out of my way to criticize everything he does. I think he’s done some amazing things, the wild card and all sorts of other things.”
He intends to keep the Manny Web site up and running through the All-Star game.
Remember us little guys when you’re rich and famous, Jason.
UPDATE: Jason is going to be interviewed on Westwood One radio tonight too. All hail your omnipresent IIATMS overlord.