OK, full disclosure. I’ve been suffering from a bad case of Bloggers Block or Baseball Blahs or whatever you call it when a writer just can’t put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard in my case.
I’m not sure if it’s the long, dark winter or “Chooch’s” suspension or maybe I’ve just said everything I have to say but whatever the reason, I must admit I was seriously considering calling it quits on my Phillies blog, Girls Best Phriend. (This is the part where you say, “No, No, please say it ain’t so.”)
But recently I’ve been inundated by emails like this one:
Well…one week to Spring Training !!!! And blog updates. Im in GBF withdrawal…no posts since October !!
OK, maybe not inundated but definitely a small avalanche of readers have been asking when the blog was starting up again and where the heck have I been and didn’t I realize that pitchers and catchers report in less than a week? Tuesday February 12th to be exact. (Yes, I do realize!)
So I thought long and hard about what to do. You see I don’t want my blog to turn into one of those box score and stat blogs like all the rest. That was the whole reason I started writing Girls Best Phriend in the first place. To try to provide an alternative. To explore the world of baseball. To seek out new fans. To boldly go where no Phillies blog has gone before. OK, I took that one a little too far. I told you I’m rusty.
But then I thought about Chase Utley persevering despite his degenerative knee condition. And the “Doc” trying to come back strong after last year’s shoulder-injury shortened season. And I thought, if they can do that, the least I can do is write about it.
So I pledge to get myself back into blogging shape. I’ll start reading my thesaurus and dust off my Best of Yogi Berra quotes. I’ll follow Jayson Stark on Twitter and watch Bull Durham, Field of Dreams and of course A League of Their Own.
And if it takes me a couple of weeks to get my groove back I hope you’ll understand. After all, that’s what Spring Training’s for.
By the way, does anyone know where I can get some deer antler spray?