The Tigers are in a freefall and for all intents and purposes, they should now be playing for next year. I also have to hand it to the people who blasted me for saying the Twins weren’t what they ended up being. I’m not saying I like them, but they’ve managed to once again put themselves into the mix and they also took advantage of their increase in revenue by making some prudent moves.
Anyway, that’s not why I’m here. I usually don’t mix personal stuff with this blog, but my writing this season has been even more sporadic then the past couple. Let’s just say it’s been an interesting summer. The good news is, my tax practice is doing really well. The bad news is, it’s draining time away from other things including baseball. The other big thing is I’m now going through a divorce and that’s taken time out of my schedule. Combine that will being a full time dad (Devin doesn’t go to bed until 8:30 so by the time I sit down and turn on the game, it’s mostly over) and my dad being in the hospital a couple of times, it’s made for both a physically and emotionally exhausting past couple of months.
So there. Tigerblog is still on my priority list, it’s just not near the top like in years past. Fortunately, at least for the past month and change, I haven’t been missing much. I still plan on making it down the ballpark (I haven’t been to a Tigers game yet this season and that would break a streak of over 20 years where I’ve made it to at least one game) and I’m still trying to figure out how to get my son to a new ballpark (which we’ve done five of the last six season) before the minor league season ends. I also have to figure out what to do with the whole Baseball Historians network, which has basically been on life support the past two to three years.
Anyway, I’m rambling now. The gist of this is, I’d love to immerse myself into baseball more, but the way things are right now, I can’t. Next year “should” be a lot smoother and I should have some time free up after September 15 (big tax deadline) so this isn’t a goodbye, it’s just an “I’ll see you later.” If you want to keep tabs with me, friend me on Facebook or follow my business page. I’ve been updating those more regularly.