Wednesday, June 3, 2009

"He's some kind of special."

Rueters photo, via Daylife.

"What he's able to do with that baseball, it's like playing a video game for me. You put that target down and away, or you put that target in, and you know the man is going to go out there and execute his pitches. He's some kind of special." -- Rod Barajas


A open letter to the half-dozen or so people who read this blog with any regularity

Thanks for reading, and so long. I've decided that I'll basically retire this portal, while leaving the possibility of the odd missive from time to time, simply due to time constraints . It's gotten to the point where posting here was more obligation than passion, and that's no good. I've long felt that, with the embarrassment of riches that is the Jays' blogosphere, I don't really have anything novel to contribute. So I'll revert to being a reader of all the great sites that obsessively cover all things Blue Jays-related (check the links on the right).

It's not as though I've stopped watching the games -- on the contrary, this nutty season has sparked in me an even deeper appreciation of the game and this team. Watching what Roy Halladay is doing this year is a gift to baseball fans, an incredible display that I'll enjoy seeing to its conclusion (in early November, obvs.). And somebody better be taking notes, because Doc's biography is a book I'm going to enjoy reading once it's written.

But while I'm very happy to watch and read and to be a fan, I'm no longer feeling that urge to relive every game on this page. If (when) the Jays make the postseason I might feel differently, if only to have a personal record of those heady days, but as a daily exercise, The Bottom of the Order is no longer.

Thanks for reading.

Go Jays.

10 comments:

eyebleaf said...

Go Jays.

Ian H. said...

Go Jays, indeed!

Sorry to hear you're heading into semi-blogging retirement, but looking forward to hearing from you (hopefully) in the playoffs. Cheers!
Ian - BJH

Tao of Stieb said...

Sorry to hear that you're giving up the ghost, but hope to see you commenting around the blogosphere.

Long Live Bottom of the Order!

Roberto Suzuki said...

Thanks, y'all.

Tao: thanks to you. It's no stretch to suggest that your efforts drove me to start up tBotO. That somebody could give a damn about baseball (and the Jays), write about it passionately, and make it witty, engaging and not come off like the inane ramblings of a gasbag shut-in was truly inspiring to me. And I felt that way before the Friday Rock-Outs shed light on your excellent taste in music (holla, Pernice Bros!).

All the best to you. I'll be reading (and maybe commenting).

Go Jays.

The Southpaw said...

Kudos and best wishes. Don't be a stranger...

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Nirmala said...

Galarraga and the (almost) perfect game! Discuss*?


*By which I mean, of course, discuss with other knowledgeable baseball fans. Like a guest pitcher with the first ball, I am merely throwing this one out there.

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