But even more unusual was the little gaggle of nerds sitting in the bleachers, squinting against the sun. It was the first meeting IRL of Springfield bloggers — a group that took offense a few months ago when Cap City called them pantsless persons living in their parents’ basements. For days in advance they had chattered about their baseball outing, but when Sunday rolled around — beautiful weather, free tickets (every Sunday home game, courtesy of County Market), and an extra-innings spectacular Sliders victory — a mere handful of bloggers showed up.My mother warned me about hanging with the in-gaggle, nerdy or not.
Says our brave favorite (a pants-wearing, truth-speaking soul): “Apparently getting bloggers to dress and leave their parents’ basement is more difficult than we thought. Turnout was dismal.”