Sunday, January 4, 2015

Gamblin' Pete Rose Introduces My New Website

Aloha readers and trade partners...

...and dare I say, "fellow poker players".

You may recall I previously mentioned a side project that I've been working on. It's a website! 

I only hinted at it because at the time I was still learning how to build one, and the site itself was sorely lacking in content. Besides all that, I wasn't exactly sure how much any of you all would be interested in the subject matter.

I'm using the Hit (Me) King, Pete Rose, to help me out with introducing my site because this is ATBATT, after all, and Mr. Rose is tangentially connected to my other website through his (not so) tangential connection to gambling.

"Say Healy, what's the "action" on me gettin' a base hit?"

As we all know, ATBATT exists because of my loves for baseball, the baseball card hobby, and the camaraderie that springs from those. 

My other website is connected to another one of my hobbies - playing poker. I've loved playing the game ever since I was introduced to it as a teenager with my uncles and cousins around the kitchen table. 

"What's wrong with bettin' on baseball, fer cryin' out loud? I'll betcha I got a single on this here swing"
 Playing poker is another one of my hobbies, and I definitely love the camaraderie that can be attached to it. I've been playing regularly with a group of poker friends once a month, every month, for the past 12 years. 

When we get together, although it's nice to win, the point is not to take everyone's money so much as it's about getting together with the boys for a night of eatin, drinkin', smokin' big ol' cigars, and having a ton of laughs. 

"I lost my bottom batting glove to Clemente betting on "Grass or Mound."
 The audience of my other site isn't necessarily meant to be hardcore poker players or gamblers. As a matter of fact, advanced players and poker snobs would probably scoff at the level of basic knowledge I'm presenting there.

"Here's some basic knowledge, kids - don't bet on the daily double. Itsa money burner."
 The site is mainly for folks who are casual poker players who want to raise their game a bit, and to help take away some of the intimidation that people might feel when it comes to playing poker outside of their homes. 

Lots of folks out there would love to take a shot at playing poker and entering poker tournaments in Las Vegas or their local casinos. Maybe they just want to join the game their brother-in-law keeps inviting them to, but they feel intimidated - and that's where my site comes in.

It's my hope that I can drop a bit of knowledge and tips to equalize the field and help people to feel more comfortable about joining in on the fun. 

So follow the advice of ol' "Wooden Nickel" Pete....

"That's right folks. Stop on by Stealing Homes' other website Winning At Texas Holdem and tell'em "All In" Pete sent ya...By the way, I heard ya can't go wrong with Ol' Gum Legs in the fourth at Hialeah.