Welcome to our new readers…

I’m a bit short of time today, so blogging from me will necessarily be slow. Regarding comments, there is no settled consensus on Slugger, except we ask that you fight hard and fight clean! We had more than five thousand unique visits and 50,000 hits yesterday, thanks mostly to Glenn Reynolds‘ link to Newt’s erudite piece on the blame game! Welcome to our new readers! Even if Northern Ireland’s not your thing, we also blog things outside our small six counties every now and again.

Thanks too to Hugh Hewitt, Perry de Havilland!

A slightly inhuman presence that bans bad comments and works late at night to remove the wrinkles in Slugger’s technical carpet. You will need to know about the comments policy to stay off the fightin’ side of me and there is a bit of background about me here. You can email me using this spam-proof link if you really need to, and Slugger is @sluggerotoole on Twitter. But above all, remember, Play the ball and not the man.