As I mentioned in my last post, my writing was in the process of being moved, and that process is complete. Going forward, you'll be able to read my stuff at Beyond the Box Score (what I initially wanted to title this blog, btw, but they beat me to it), and my content can be seen here. Of course, these posts will be on baseball only but will range beyond the Cubs and White Sox. I lose about 10 Twitter followers per Bears game, suggesting I have a pretty big baseball following beyond Chicago, so this provides me a vehicle to reach beyond the Chicago area.
Generally speaking, I'll put up pieces at Beyond the Box Score on Monday and Thursday. Some of them might even be interesting. I'll be leaving my content here for those who manage to find it by accident, but as I gradually recycle some of these columns with updated data I'll remove them until at some point there won't be much left here, but that's a long way down the road.
I never miss the opportunity to thank those who read my material and interact with me on Twitter. A wise man once said you can tell you're a leader if you have followers, and paraphrasing that suggests you can tell you're a writer if you have readers. I made these moves to reach a wider audience and also to see just how far a 51-year-old guy can take this. Just in the last 8 months since I seriously decided to undertake this I'm astounded at the size and growth of my audience. It's a speck compared to the Joe Sheehans and Joe Posnanskis and other outstanding writers, but it's a bigger speck than when I started.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart and look forward to your continued interaction and support. I also appreciate the opportunities given by Bryan Grosnick and Neil Weinberg at Beyond the Box Score--it was a random tweet by Neil that alerted me to the possibilities at Beyond the Box Score. I'm very curious to see where all this goes and look forward to taking you kind readers along for the ride.