I tried to be spontaneous once. Didn’t work out as I’d planned.
Bad jokes aside, here’s the general idea for the off-season. I’ll be posting at least three times a week for most of the winter (except right around Thanksgiving). Everything is subject to change but I’ll try to stick to the below as much as possible:
- Oct. – Dec.: 2005 review. I’m still doing research and ironing out the exact format, but this is going to be pretty thorough. I plan to tackle one position a week starting next week.
- Nov. 4 – 6: AFL road trip. I’ll be attending First Pitch Arizona this year. Some pretty big-name prospects out there this winter.
- Nov. 19 – 27: Break time. My wife and I are celebrating our 10th anniversary this year. The least I can do is stop blogging for a week and a half, right?
- Dec. – Jan.: Prospects from 1996, Revisited. Lesson learned: Don’t plan a huge research project during the baseball season if you’re also covering the season on a daily basis and have a full-time job, family, etc. But I’m stubborn, so I’m going to finish this thing if it kills me.
Those are the big ones. I also have some Bruce Bochy stuff I’m working on with a few esteemed colleagues. That should run at some point during the winter.
And, of course, whatever else comes up that might be of interest to us. Some possibilities include off-season meetups and maybe even a book (along the lines of the Best of 2003 compilation; I probably would have to charge for this, so I’ll only do it if there’s overwhelming interest).
Finally, I’ll also be working on a long-delayed musical project if anyone is interested in following that.
Okay, there it all is. We should have plenty to talk about until spring.