Planning the NotGraphs Office Party

To All:

It’s been a while since we’ve all relaxed a little and cut loose, so now that the quarterly reports are done, it’s time for a little office party. So mark your calendars for Friday, May 9, from 11:30 to 12:45, in the conference room. We have to get everything out of there by 1:00, however, because Cameron’s got a meeting in there.

We wanted this party to be a little different, so this year we have a theme: TOPPS!

We’re going to rip open new packs, share all our favorite old cards, and make fun of Oh-Pee-Chee. Sounds like an alcohol-free blast!

But wait! Every party needs three things: Chips, DIPS, and decorations. So let’s see what we’ve got in the NotGraphs supply closet:





Oh dear, we don’t have any decorations.

Carson, as our editor, I’m putting in a purchasing request that you need to approve, because ebay seller cltrunvs has us covered with sealed bags of TOPPS Trading Card BALLONS!


Clicketh, if thou wouldst embiggeneth.

Now we’re cooking with gas! Can’t wait, guys!




To all:

Hold that thought. I’m sorry everybody, but I didn’t realize our ballon purchase comes with the following caveat,


Clicketh again to likewise embiggen.

Looks like we’ll have to push this back to next Friday. Still can’t wait to cut loose a little. Looking forward to it.



Mike Bates co-founded The Platoon Advantage, and has written for many other baseball websites, including NotGraphs (rest in peace) and The Score. Currently, he writes for Baseball Prospectus and co-hosts the podcast This Week In Baseball History. His favorite word is paradigm. Follow him on Twitter @MikeBatesSBN.

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Umpire Weekend
9 years ago

Keeping track of how many times Steve Balboni has watched “Georgia Rule”??