Another year in baseball and life begins


It’s weird to sit and think that it’s really 2014.

The numeral just seems weird. Time is going by way too fast. And in all the same for a baseball fan right now it’s going by all too slowly.

We’re at that point in the sports calendar where the college football bowl season is winding down. NFL football during the week has been reduced to just a few (albeit typically marvelous) playoff games on the weekend. The things that pass the time until baseball season are really dwindling. And up against all this is February. The most dreadful, long, barren wasteland of a month of all.

But soon it will be a new year. Fantasy draft magazines will hit the shelves. We’ll decide on our sleepers. Pitchers and catchers will report. The thought of retreating to Florida with some of them will sound enticing. And before we know it it will be that glorious March 31st Monday, when the long baseball calendar begins. The days will get longer and the parking lot slush will slowly fade to warm sunlight.

This blog began back in 2007. We had no idea it would last this long. We’ll keep bringing you nuggets and baseball commentary to share with us for yet another year. Happy 2014, fellow Hoggers. Here’s to a great year for all of us.