Saturday, December 25, 2004

Sending Good Tidings

As I sit here in the predawn glow of a Christmas morning and everyone else still in bed (with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads) now seemed as good a time as any to give a brief update and say hello.

If you haven't already seen it, I have a guest column over on Alex Belth's Bronx Banter blog. (Yes, yes, it's a Yankees' fan blog. But a darned good one and Alex has been one of my favorite baseball writers on the web for a couple seasons now.) In the column, I offer a longer explanation for the post World Series archival of this site as well as offering a sense of where my head is at these days.

In other news, I'll be doing a panel at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival in Austin on March 13th. It'll be a one hour session in which I discuss the history of the Bambino's Curse site as well as offering some tips and tricks on blogging and predicting where the baseball blogosphere is headed. (And by predicting I mean making wild asses guesses that have a very remote chance of coming to pass. Speaking of remote chances, did you hear about this asteroid? It's comforting to know the Red Sox won another World Series before the world gets blown to bits.)

As for the future of my own Red Sox blogging, I've decided on a name for the new site.

Invincible Summer: Diary of a Red Sox Fan.

I got the idea from a Camus quote: "In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer." It's perfect, I think, as it really gets at the "positive visualization" attitude we all had going and dovetails nicely with the Sisyphian struggles we all went through for so long.

The design for the new site has been mocked and it'll be reachable at once it's launched, hopefully no later than Opening Day and with luck by Spring Training.

I'll post the infrequent updates here in the meantime.

Keep your Sox on.

If you're a betting man (or woman)... getting odds on any game or any team is easier then ever when you bet online. Know your limitations and Go Sox!