Something about a new hockey season obviously brings a great deal of enthusiasm from fans, but within a blog, it can also bring new patrons and friends. This week we heard from a member of our Armed Services, stationed all of last season in Korea, and now returned to an Air Force base out on the West Coast.
From: Serviceman Mike, a great hockey fan
Subject: ESPN and the Stanley Cup
Date: Saturday, September 20, 2008, 9:22 PM
I’ve been following your work since last year while stationed in Korea. Caps news is kinda hard to come by through “traditional” media when overseas. Thanks for the hard work and the great coverage.
I grew up in central/northern Virginia and have been following the Caps since the early ’90s and have taken the Caps with me wherever I’ve gone. The fans in Atlanta never really appreciated me wearing a NHL2000 Kolzig jersey or asking them why they named a team after a bird that runs from fights. If I remember right, OFB found me through a friend request on myspace a while back, and I have been a loyal reader since.
I’m at Fairchild AFB in Spokane, WA now and will be transferring to the OR ANG to be with my wife soon so a Caps game this season is unlikely. Unless of course a trip back East can be arranged in the spring to “visit family.” Thanks and best wishes.”
Mike, thank you for your service, and we hope to see you at the Phone Booth ASAP.