As we turn the page to a new year, let’s take a look back at the year that was here on VFTB. I picked out a few choice nuggets from each month. Have fun looking back, but then get excited about looking forward to this season.

– Who is the ugliest man in baseball? The readers weighed in. – (Jan. 24th)

– Ryan Theriot was officially dubbed “my hero”. Man, how quickly my feelings changed. I guess I based my thoughts on his story of his first makeout session. – (Feb. 9)

– Tony brought his first column to the table. – (Feb 28th)

– I was reminded why I loved and hated spring training. – (Mar. 5th)

– Mark Strickler, who would later be asked to leave the site, produces a post with a title that could not explain his propensity for changing his feelings at a moments notice any better. Man, I miss his insight….NOT. – (April 21st)

– Could we really forget this game? – (May 18th)

– The Jim Hendry GM profiles – 2002 / 2003 / 2004 / 2005

– The game that made Len Kasper’s voice crack – (June 25th)

– Matt takes a look back at the first half, so it’s fitting to include it in the look back for the year. – (July 11th)

– Matt plays Deal or No Deal – (Aug. 2nd)

– A quick and dirty explanation on how waiver deals after the July 31st deadline work. – (Aug. 7th)

– The word of the day was…STUPID. – (Sept. 4th)

– Ryan Dempster vs. other closers. – (Sept. 20th)

– One of Tommy’s best works. – (Oct. 2)

– A simple guide to RSS and what it means for you. – (Oct. 13th)

– Looking back at the Offseason transactions – (Oct. 23rd)

– Looking back at the Regular Season transactions – (Oct. 25th)

– What would the all OPS lineup look like? – (Nov. 15th)

– 2006 draft in review. – (Nov. 27th)

– Arbitration explained in a simple way. – (Dec. 1st)

– 4th and 5th starter election results. – (Dec. 8th)

– Were the Cubs cost effective in 2007? – (Dec. 12th)

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Joe Aiello is the founder of View From the Bleachers and one of the lead writers. Growing up in Chicago, he fondly remembers attending games in the bleachers before that was the popular thing to do. Currently Joe resides in North Carolina with his wife and three kids and helps people protect their assets as an independent insurance agent. Connect with Joe via Twitter / Facebook / E-mail