Hiroki Kuroda takes a liner off the head, the Dodgers are in the midst of an August funk that has seen their lead in the division drop to 4.5 games, our closer is in a funk of his own, the offense can't seem to get anything going, etc. These are stories that should interest me, and they do, but just not enough to get me into writing about them every day. Particularly not when there are so many out there doing it so much better.
There is no question that I love to write. I started this blog because I saw an ad once for someone needing a Dodger blogger for his network. I have since left that network and forged ahead on my own, and for a while there I was really chugging along. But at some point the idea of regurgitating things that most of you could find on ESPN and/or other Dodger blogs just lost its luster.
So I think I have to work on taking this blog in a slightly new direction. When I started I wrote daily recaps of every Dodgers and Red Sox game, but that fell by the wayside as I realized how unbelievably tedious that was to do (and I'm sure it was just as tedious to read). I have since dropped a lot of my Red Sox coverage, simply due to practicality. Change is nothing new to this blog.
But don't be afraid. This is not a goodbye letter by any means. I want to write, I have an outlet to do it, and I even have the occasional reader, so I have no excuses. I've made promises in the past and failed to keep them, but that doesn't mean I can't give it another shot, right? I am not going to stop covering the Dodgers, but I am going to start writing more about the other things that matter to me.
I have to set a goal, and now seems like as good a time as any, so here it goes. We'll start small. Today is August 19. I hereby vow to write something on this blog every day until the end of August. The posts may be heavy on the baseball for the next few days, since I will be at Dodger Stadium four of the next five days. But after that, we'll likely get a little political. The healthcare "debate" is making me crazy, and there are always gay rights issues to rant about, so I don't think I'll lack for material. I talk a lot, and I think a lot, and now it's just time I started getting it into the blogosphere.
To those of you who have only been coming because of what I have to say about the Dodgers and/or baseball, I hope you'll stick around. It could get interesting.