Great to welcome you to the Family!! I'm a longtime regular at the flagship sportsblog, www.athleticsnation.com (I'm Brian in 317 at that site) and am a lifelong Pirates fan as well as a relatively recent Oakland A's fan (I live in Oakland and have had season tix for five years).
I hope that this site blossoms into the kind of thriving fan community we have at Athletics Nation, where there are at least ten new diaries daily. The last game's open thread (phil) garnered over 300 posts!
Anyway, I'm delighted to find Buc's Dugout and expect to become a regular here as well (which will nauseate my wife even more than she is now over my AN addiction).