One time, Shmoop followed the entire line-up of the 1997 Atlanta Braves to their hotel after a game to try to get Chipper Jones's autograph. We failed, but we managed to meet Sinbad in the process.
And that, dear Shmoopers, tells you that we're a little bit nuts. It also tells you what an anecdote is: a short (and true, we swear!) story that helps an author illustrate a point.