Hydraulics & Pneumatics pitched a fastball dead-nuts across the plate when they asked me to write a blog here on hydraulicspneumatics.com. I stepped forward to transfer my not-insignificant bulk and inertia as I swung my Louisville Slugger, connecting with five ounces of leather and cork, catapulting it into the upper deck.
Who am I kidding? I couldn’t connect with a fastball even if you threw it at me while I was wearing a Velcro jumpsuit and you hot glued the ball with cashmere yarn. However, when they asked me to blog for them, I did express my pleasure with my patented open-mouthed goofy grin. I may not be a natural athlete, but I do love writing about fluid power.
I’m not entirely new to writing for Hydraulics & Pneumatics, and observant amongst you will have noticed I write a monthly Fluid Power Tips article on maintenance, design and schematics etc., sent out in Fluid Power Monthly, Hydraulics & Pneumatics supplemental electronic e-newsletter. All of my articles can also be found on the website if you type “Josh Cosford” in the search box.
So why should you care what I have to say? I like to write about hydraulics. You like to read about hydraulics. Additionally, I will endeavor to write these blogs with enough humor to keep you interested and with enough information to keep your time from being wasted.
I encourage your involvement with feedback to my blog posts. By no means am I the final word on fluid power consciousness; I’m just a guy who likes writing, knowing enough about the subject matter to fool you into believing I’m an expert (just kidding). If you disagree with my post, let me know. If you have more to add, contribute as you like. Check back often, as I plan to blog two or three times per week. Until then, I’ve got a home run derby baseball to retrieve from the 500 level of the Rogers Centre.