It was once said that every boy builds a shrine to some baseball hero, and before that shrine, a candle always burns.  
                Welcome to this virtual celebration of baseball where many candles glow in honor of big league heroes. 

Why NetShrine?  Well, some men raise goldfish.  Others build birdhouses.  Many more collect odd things that the majority of the population view as nonsensical.  For me, there is NetShrine.

Born slightly more than a month after what can be considered the most tension packed bottom of the 9th in baseball history, it’s little wonder that I developed into a full blown - and long time ago self confessed - baseball junkie.  

The more I learn about baseball, the more I yield to the unequivocal conclusion that there is infinitely even more still unknown that can yet be learned.

Everything there is to the game of baseball, and I use "everything" in the purest definition of the word, has a quicksand nature to it.  Just when you believe you've made some progress digging into it, along comes the realization that there's just as much still out there as when you first started.

Working on NetShrine provides a point of focus for me in this ever continuing search for baseball knowledge.  

Being self-taught in Web Design (with most of that through trial and error rather than book learning), I should never be confused with being an internet technician.  And, NetShrine's sophistication as a Site in terms of slickness reflects this fact.  I'm just a baseball enthusiast who finds the worldwide web as a satisfying means of expression.  

Nonetheless, as curator of NetShrine, I do hope that this Site is an enjoyable one for those who visit it.

- Steve Lombardi