One million thanks


Just a minute ago, in the top of the 2nd during tonight’s Yankees-Orioles game, River Ave. Blues reached a huge milestone. Since we launched this site back on February 20, 2007, with a post previewing the college draft, we’ve had 1 million page views. The three of us never expected to find this level of popularity or participation, and we owe it all to you, the people who have read our 998 posts and have left over 7400 total comments on this site.

So as we look back on February 20, let’s first pause to make fun of Mike for saying the following in a comment: “RE: Brackman. I know all about him, but I’m not overly thrilling considering his limited track record (just 70 IP career at NC State). That said, I think there’s a better chance the Yanks will draft Jesus Christ than have Brackman fall all the way to 30.”

And let me also thank all of you who read every day. We’ve got some great plans for River Ave. Blues, and we’ll certainly be here to the next million page views and beyond. We hope you will be too.


  1. Lil Jimmy Norden says:

    Congratulations on the milestone. I remember when I found this site after one of you left Off the Facade. Great move if I do say so myself. Im hardly ever there anymore and Im often here enjoying the content. Keep up the great work.

  2. Marc says:

    Well you guys just plain f!@#% rock. so keep up the good work and keep praying that Phil’s fastball and command makes an appearance. Mike A, thanks for staying at one site after playing musical chairs for a few months.

  3. anaconda says:

    Congrats, fellas.

    I read your site everyday.

  4. EJ says:

    Awesome job guys. Don’t change a thing.

  5. NYFan50 says:

    Congratulations, guys. Best Yankee blog around.

  6. dan says:

    I’ve read every post here since the college draft preview, as well as plenty more in the past at MVN. As a result, this has become the first site that I check every time I turn on the computer to be entertained, to laugh, and to be informed with regard to Yankee happenings– big or small, major or minor.

    Congratulations, keep up the great work.

  7. Bxgrl1 says:

    I’m pretty sure that was me. What do I win? ;)

  8. tonyb says:

    Congrats! Although I have only posted one other time, I always look forward to reading your site and do so every day. It’s one of the best there is.

  9. Julie says:

    Seriously, this site rocks. You guys are all busy people with full-time jobs, and yet the site is updated several times daily with quality material.

    From one blogger to another, I hope that one day this site will be profitable enough for it to be your full-time gig. (note to fellow readers: get clickin’ on those ads to help out our favorite Yankee bloggers!)

    Congratulations, a million times over.

  10. Jersey says:

    The Yankees already have the Christ. He’s in the bullpen.

    Congrats, fellas.

  11. Mike A. says:

    Uh Ben, you do know that a million has seven zeroes right?


  12. Man, I’m outta here after the second million views…

    Seriously though, all three of you do a fantastic job and the site just keeps getting better – keep up the great work.

  13. Pfistyunc says:

    Keep it up fellas. Great work.

  14. Motown Yankees Fan says:

    Congratulations. This is a great site. Perfect balance of optimism and criticism. Top Yankee site for me. And I have to say, I hate it when I click and there are no new posts. Keep them coming.

  15. rbizzler says:

    Congrats on the milestone fellas as I really appreciate your site and the content you guys provide. RAB is in my Big 3 (along with Pete Abe and nomaas) for Yankee content and it has been great to track the progress of all of the kids this year and their rise to the show. Let’s keep it rollin’…

  16. Count Zero says:

    Congratulations guys! Well done all year long.

  17. Mike A. says:

    Dear Lord, am I the only one that saw this?

  18. phoenix says:

    Congratulation to RAB! this is one of the best yankee blogs out there, and i always go here whenever i can. Keep up the good work guys!

  19. Jake T says:

    Can we start a Gagne Watch? He seems to be just as important to the yankees as Joba.

  20. Cam says:

    Congrats guys. You and the Lohud blog with Pete are my two Yankee resources. Keep up the good work!

  21. Mike R. says:

    I’m a regular here and plan on keeping that way for a long time. I thinks it is we, the readers that should be thanking you. This milestone is a representation of the passion that you put into the blog.

  22. Marsha says:

    Congrats RAB. But I wanted to be the 1,000,000th.

  23. cbeck3 says:

    congrats, you earned it.

    I seldom post here but you guys are an everyday read for me.

    Thanks for the enjoyment you have given me.

  24. The Scout says:

    I join in. I read a few sites, but yours is the first every day, because you offer the combo of minor and major league information.

  25. Relaunch says:

    Great job, keep up the great work. The information posted on this site is the best out of all the blogs by far.

  26. mg says:

    Congrats to you all. You really deserve every one of those hits. You’ve honestly become the best Yankees blog on the net. Very impressive, so Ben, Mike and Joe, congrats on your first million. You’re gonna be at 10 million before you know it.

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