I gave you the origins of the blog on Saturday, and I promised you the story behind the blog's name. So as promised...
I started this as a private e-mail to some friends with whom I had worked at the Astrodome, friends who had all worked on the DiamondVision before Drayton dumped them in the move to Enron Field.
I held on with a lesser job paying less money -- I just liked baseball too much to leave. I called the original e-mails the Astros Report, but that title just didn't thrill me. After a couple of games, I started including one of my fellow employees at Enron -- one whom I could trust. And one who also didn't like the name of the e-mails.
Now we noticed, after a couple of games, that the new guy in charge of the video crew had a few idiosyncrasies -- such as the continued overuse of the terms "for fucks sake," "for shits sake," and "stupid clowns." He liked comparing the job to a circus, and he was always making calliope circus noises.
I think you can see where I'm going with this....After awhile, it just seemed natural to call the e-mails The ClownVision Chronicles because I was chronicling my adventures working for a clown as part of the Enron Field DiamondVision crew.
And that's the truth, and nothing but the truth. I hope you're not too disappointed.