My last couple of posts to this blog over on the Blogspot platform were in mid-2012:
(Got a LOT of flack for this post, but EVERYTHING I wrote turned out to be right on the money. Can I say I told you so?)
(I blew the rest of the NL West and hit my Padres squarely on the nose)
Why I left
Earlier in the year, my new employers had asked me to defer from writing and commenting publicly about baseball and after ranting about Byrnes, I hung up my quill.
For the 6th consecutive year, I’m spending my Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year covering the Winter Leagues and Serie Caribe. The constant travel, 204 days away living from a suitcase in the past 365, has started to take a toll on my body and my psyche.
So I’ve decided to retire from actively working in the game this coming spring and turn my attention to my family and to once again annoying Padres fans everywhere with my version of the stats and nothing but the stats. In other words the facts and what I see to be the true situation.
You are either going to love me or hate me, but you will always be entertained. Sometimes you will even get a little education.
When I’ll Be Back Writing Again Consistently
I am under contract through March 2016, so I will likely not starting writing much about baseball other than an occasional rant about the Padres until then.
You may see a small amount of commentary about Serie Caribe and Padres Spring Training if I have some time and can get it vetted by my current employer. Mustn’t give up their secrets you know.
Who Are The Other Writers on Here
Two long time Padres fans, The Heckler and The Hammer, and at least one industry insider that I have worked with over the past 6 years will be posting on Websoulsurfer from time to time.
I have known The Heckler since he started going to Padres games with me back in the mid-1990s at the Q and is a fixture at Petco. Unlike my posts, his are typically as funny as his antics at the games.
The Hammer has been a Padres season ticket holder since 1986 and if he used his real name, many of you would know him. Considering his style, I think you will understand why he doesn’t.
I hope you enjoy their posts and different takes on baseball and the Padres.
I’m really looking forward to talking baseball through this blog and my Twitter account.
If there is anything you would like me to address, let me know in the comments below.