The Curse of Diamond Hoggers rides on

Alright. So we were out of the country for a few days. Out of touch with the world. We got a flurry of texts when we turned our cell phone back on regarding Jay Bruce’s broken wrist that will sideline him anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks.

When we heard this news we thought it was a bad joke being played by friends. Then when it was confirmed, our stomach literally turned.

We have never felt so down and out about something that happened in sports. We took it really hard and we feel awful for Jay. At the same time, everything happens for a reason. Who knows, this could be a breath of fresh air in a young career that will end up being the best thing that ever happened to Jay.

It still doesn’t make us feel any better. We’re utterly speechless. We feel like every time we really get behind a guy, something like this happens. We feel to blame to a degree. Even if it is silly.

Long and short of it, we’ve decided to take some time off from blogging. For a variety of reasons. This was the icing on the cake, even though we were leaning towards it. The Reds season is now over. It’s soon to be football season. We just need to take time away from writing about this sport because we are left feeling uninspired and upset about what has happened to our favorite player. It just doesn’t seem fair. But we keep telling ourselves that everything has a cause and reason behind it.

Get well soon, Jay. We’re extremely sorry this happened and you are in our thoughts. We believe in you and we know you’re going to make it back better then ever. This is only the beginning of things.

Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers baseball blog. We WILL be back. We don’t know when, but we will be back. For right now, that’s all we’ve got. This feels like a bad, sick, twisted dream. Unreal.