While I was excited that MLBlogs was moving everybody to WordPress.com and away from the horror that is Moveable Type, I guess I wasn’t that excited because it took me three months to get around to checking out the relocation.
Since I’m retired and not really here, I’m not sure why I felt the need to change the look of this blog, other than I’ve never really liked the three themes we were offered at the old MLBlogs and was excited about the opportunity to use any WordPress theme I want. In the end, I went the unoriginal route and am trying out their latest and greatest theme. I’m not sure I love it, but there’s lots of fun stuff to play with, so I’m keeping it for now. (I hope there’s a way to change the link color to something other than Dodger Blue though!)
As for the year-in-baseball so far, this is my second year actively following the Giants, and it pretty much reminds me of last year. They can pitch, they can’t hit, their roster is full of “old guys” nobody wanted and rookies with crazy potential, and they are constantly being written off as an impossibility but continue to be contenders. Actually, the only real difference between this year and last year is that they have been first in their division for a much greater duration than they were last year because the unstoppable Padres are a thing of the past and dead last.
Without this blog, I must admit to not paying as much attention to the team this year as I did the year prior. I don’t have to know what happened in a game or series if I don’t have to write about it. Not that I watched ever game religiously last year either (I have a family that competes with the television) but if I missed a game last year, I made a point to at least watch the highlights and read the recaps. I’m not quite as religious about that now.
But that said, I still listen to sports radio and have kept up with the team’s status and player changes, and sneak in a game every once in awhile on the television when the kids are asleep and the wife is engrossed in a gardening book. I’ve even gone to two live games so far this season (I am 2-0) and have another scheduled for next week, which I think ties me for last year’s game attendance count.
So to recap, I have no idea what I’m talking about. I am into them as much as I was last year, I guess it just feels “less” because I’m not constantly forming what I see and hear into paragraphs. Is that good or bad? Am I back or just goofing around? I don’t know, but here’s another post.
WordPress sure is cool, isn’t it?