As you have no doubt noticed, it is the baseball off-season. This is bittersweet. Sure, we don’t have baseball and the summer season is long gone, soon to be replaced by that abhorrent season known as winter, but I also love the off-season. The speculation, rumours and storylines present during the hot stove season are almost as much fun as baseball itself.
The off-season also means that I’ll be back writing on this blog. This will help quench my thirst for the game until it returns in the spring.
Very shortly, I’ll start writing again (although just how much is up for debate), but I am a little miffed.
It appears as though the last three entries I posted on the blog (the Padres and Giants previews as well as a National League overview) are GONE!!! I no longer have the posts backed up due to a mid-summer computer failure and I can only find the notes from which I generated the writing.
This is particularly annoying considering that in those posts I revealed that I was predicting the Giants would win the NL Wildcard and then go on to win the 2010 World Series. I think I may have been the only person outside the Bay area to have such a prediction and now proof of it is gone forever.
Anyway, I’ll soon post my review of the season with comparisons to my February predictions.
I just want to thank you guys for making me #30 on the fan blogs list in only 4 weeks of writing. It means a lot. Again, a special thanks to Julia from Julia’s Rants and Mark from the Blogosphere for doing what they do. I am realizing very quickly that there is a strong sense of community on MLBlogs and to be honest I think it’s fantastic. Nothing like baseball to bring people together. Anyway, I hope everyone continues to enjoy what I do here.
As for the previews, they are almost done. Only the Dodgers, Padres, and Giants remain. Today is going to be the Dodgers and as you probably know…Manny still hasn’t signed.
I’ve had enough of the distraction as I’m sure everyone in the baseball world has…especially his prospective Dodger teammates.
Since he has not signed, the Dodgers preview is very difficult to write. Quite clearly this Dodger team was MUCH better with Manny in the lineup than they were before he was traded there at last year’s deadline. Having said that, he almost definitely will sign in Los Angeles, it’s just a matter of time. Therefore, the Dodgers preview that will be up later today will be written as if he’s on the team. If it so happens that he signs somewhere else, I’ll address the issue then.
Here’s to hoping the insanity ends today and Manny just signs and gets on with playing baseball.