Hey there, long time, no see. Yeah, I popped by last Sunday but that was as a last-second pinch-hitter. It’s been awhile since I’ve been a main page contributor. In fact, it’s been too long.
But, for a change, the reason I’ve been MIA is on the good side of the good news/bad news axiom. In fact, there really is no bad news.
Here’s the deal. As many of you know, last spring I made the long overdue decision to make my hobby my vocation and I let it be known that I’m looking for freelance writing opportunities. I had already been doing contract work for ESPN and I soon added Baseball HQ, The Fantasy Alarm and DFSEdge to the ledger. The coup de gras was courtesy of my pal Mike Siano at MLB.com who hooked me up with MLB Advanced Media where I now serve as Social Media QA.
After receiving confirmation all of my gigs will be continuing for the 2014 season and adding Shandler Park to the roster, the transition was complete. I’m officially making my living as a writer/analyst/editor.
In fact, things are promising enough that I recently moved into my own place. Long-time readers are familiar with my plight, which resulted in taking up residence in my sister and brother-in-law’s basement for the past 24 months. Words can’t express how grateful I am for supporting family. Not to mention how helpful they were assisting with – make that doing most of the move.
So while I don’t have my bachelor’s dream pad of two washers and two dryers so I don’t need a bureau or a hamper, I have a great little place equipped with an office and exercise room.
OK, amid all this good news may be a bit of bad news. Conspicuously absent from my writing was this site you may have heard of called Mastersball. Yeah, I produced the Tout Wars and LABR FAAB reports and did the Roundtable for KFFL, but my presence here was lacking, save for the in-season content of the Platinum package.
On one hand, I was doing what I had to do. On the other, it bugged me that I was in essence ignoring the site I had poured so much blood, sweat and tears into the past 15 years.
Well, call it a resolution if you wish, but I vow to keep a regular presence on our main page, writing every Thursday. I won’t promise it will always be about baseball but you can expect something from me each and every Thursday.
Thanks for the indulgence. On behalf of the Mastersball staff, Happy New Year! May 2014 be filled good health and Yoo-Hoo showers!