Thursday, April 18, 2013

Yes. Hello?

Well, the interesting thing about this post is that I’m writing it four years after the previous post. Whoops. A lot has changed in those four years. So let’s rewind the clock. By one day.

One day ago, I was sitting at school. For some reason, I decided to search out my old blog. I was really more interested in seeing whether or not I was still paying money for the domain redirect, but… anyway, it turns out that Blogger keeps things online. Forever. So I started reading. I laughed. I miss having fun with baseball.

Since I wrote my last post, well... I graduated from college. I didn’t get a job. I lived out west for two months, hiked into Canada, and saw games at Busch, Kauffman, and Coors. I got a job. I went back to school. I did not watch the Tigers win the World Series. I got another job. I left school. I left the first job. I built websites. I did not watch the Tigers win the World Series. I got into medical school. I left my job. I moved to downtown Detroit. I did not watch the Tigers win a World Series. I studied in a windowless room for a year. I did not watch the Tigers win the World Series. I studied in a room for another year. I watched the Tigers manage their offseason bullpen like an ADHD kid who can’t be bothered with offseason acquisitions in MLB 2K13 because he’s tweaking too hard about his next 162-0 season.

You know, I miss writing about baseball. The degree program I’m in now is, let’s say, substantially harder than my previous one. I don’t have the time I used to have. So this is going to be an experiment. I’m going to see if I can maintain a baseball blog that discusses current baseball events, but without watching ESPN and without spending hours reading about baseball news. It’s going to be a little more difficult to gather material for these ridiculous stories. 

A lot has changed. But you know what? Dusty Baker still manages a Major League Baseball Team. The Houston Astros are still competing with the Ringling Brothers. The Detroit Tigers still show an utterly catastrophic lack of foresight with regards to their bullpen. And now the Marlins are trying to force Bud Selig into creating a one-team contraction scheme. So, actually, I think I’ll be just fine.

See ya soon?

Can you throw a baseball? The Tigers need you.” – March 30, 2009
Welcome to the Houston Circus” – June 12, 2007