God damn. It’s been a minute since I’ve logged in to the site. I mean, the Tigers were still winning games with semi-regularity the last time I wrote anything. You wouldn’t believe the number of notifications and emails I got in my absence wondering where I’ve been. Maybe you would. The number was zero. But still, I feel like I owe the people who might remotely give a shit and haven’t forgotten that this blog exists an explanation for my absence.
First, there was a logistical issue–I had no computer. My personal laptop took a nosedive in the spring, and I had been using my work-issued laptop to do all of my writing. I left that job in June, and as a result I was computer-less for most of the summer. Sadly, this also forced me to give up my position on the team of fantasy baseball editors for RotoBaller. I tried to figure out ways to stay on with them, but editing other people’s work with only a smartphone was not a task I was willing to undertake. The same is true with this blog: I was not about to write any long-winded posts with anything less than a laptop. No blog, not even this one, is worth carpal tunnel surgery.
On top of the fact that I had no way of writing for most of the summer was the fact that I didn’t really have time to write anyway. After leaving one job and securing another, the months of June, July, and August were spent packing, moving, unpacking, and trying to familiarize myself with a new area. I’ll talk more about that in a later post (probably).
With all the commotion, it was hard to follow the Tigers this summer. That makes me sad. Sure, the Tigers are shitty, but a fair weather fan I am not. I didn’t get to watch nearly as many games as I would have liked to, even if watching those games would have likely put me in a bad mood time and time again. With the season winding down, I feel like I missed a lot of the intricacies of what made this season so bad. I kept up on the team through highlights and articles, but nothing totally works as a stand-in for seeing the games unfold. I hope I can get back into form next season.
Anyway, all this is to say that while Musings has been awfully quiet for the last few months, it is by no means dead. We’re already thinking of ways to start putting out semi-regular content again, and hope that you will be around to read it.