Assorted Things (And A New Author)
You may have noticed that the post directly below this one is written by a new author. In addition to Marc W, who we brought in last week and has been adding some good content to the blog of late, we”ve asked frequent commenter JH to join the writing staff. For various reasons, he’ll just be going by his initials, but I think he’ll add a nice dynamic to the group. With Jay, Marc, and JH around, this is going to be a tremendous year for prospect coverage on USSM – and yes, a new version of the Future Forty is coming.
In other news, Brock and Salk are running a NCAA-style tournament of Seattle sports media personalities. Ridiculously, I’m included, and somehow knocked off Warren Moon in round one. I don’t even know how to wrap my head around more people voting for me than Warren Moon, but, uhh, thanks. In round two, I’m squaring off against Dave Sims, a tremendous broadcaster and consumer of awesome hats. We’re fighting for the right to get trounced by Dave Niehaus in round three. If you want to vote for me, there are instructions on how to do so on the Brock and Salk blog. If you want to vote for Sims, well, I can’t blame you. I’m still trying to figure out how I got included in this whole thing. Apparently talking fast pays off at times.
And finally, I’m going to be scarce around here next week. Amy and I are flying to Arizona on Sunday, and we’re hitting up Red Rock country and the Grand Canyon for a few days of a no internet/no phone getaway. The Mariners could trade for Albert Pujols and you still won’t get a post from me about it. At the end of the week, I’m headed for Peoria, and will get a few days down in camp, but have a busy enough schedule that I probably won’t post too much here until I get back. I may throw up a few pictures on twitter, but that’s probably all you’ll get from me next week. Jay, Marc, and JH will hold down the fort while I’m gone, and I’ll come back with some too long posts about the team once I return from the desert.