May the dear lord @#$% you.

Hire Jim Essian turns five years old right…NOW. In five years, HJE has ripped through three managers, two general managers, at least four different people who contacted me thinking I AM Jim Essian, 1,847 posts, one Milton Bradley, and 17,340 comments. Those numbers are as meaningful to me as OBP was to Jim Hendry. But I couldn’t keep slogging through the past five years without you, dear readers. Join me on Memory Lane as I look back at the post that created HJE (thanks to TJ Brown) and the very first post on HJE.

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