Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Greedy Pinstripes… My Apology


Good morning Greedy Pinstripes family. I want to, no I need to, start this morning off with an apology. I haven’t been around. I haven’t wanted to be around. I didn’t even say why, so here is my explanation and my apology.

When we started this blog however many years ago it’s been now I had these vast dreams and hopes of toppling the big boys in the blog world. I wanted to be linked as a source on MLB Trade Rumors. I wanted Joel Sherman and Sweeny Murti and the likes to know me by name. For that reason I went hard, every single day I went hard, and while I never forced content I was a content machine for a long, long time.

That grind began to get to me this season. When the playoffs and offseason hit… I hit a wall. I’ve tried to work around that wall and it’s been a constant struggle. Until recently I tried to fight it but over the last week or so I’ve completely thrown my hands up. This time off has been good though, I feel the batteries recharging but I still feel bad leaving you guys and girls hanging. For that I apologize.

I can’t promise I’m back but I feel better today as I write this than I have in about six months as far as my writing is concerned. I may not be known, I may not be the next Chris Cotillo and although David Cone, Michael Kay and others follow me on Twitter I may not be well known in the blogging world but finally I know… that’s okay.

Burned out. Discouraged. Whatever adjective you want to use, I prefer to just be over it. Finally. Thank you for your patience and your continued support of me, the writers here, the community that has turned into a family (as dysfunctional as we are) and the blog as a whole.


Back to work. 

15 comments:

  1. Daniel, you were gone? Didn't notice!

    Welcome back, nice to have you around, you know how the natives get when you aren't around!!!
    Slow down a bit, don't forget what you have at home...they come 1st, everything else will take care itself!

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    1. Thank you sir. They have always come first! Always will :)

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  2. Downer Daniel....Don't start drinking shoe polish ! Wait until
    I hand you a cold Coors.

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  3. Screw that Daniel, no need to apologize. all of these other "big names" got where they are through working in the field or being backed by a company. they do it full time and get paid accordingly. You do it for fun and for free- most people would have half assed it or quit long ago.

    joel Sherman, mike axisa, they started in the news/media! (who runs LHblogs? I forgot who he's a writer for... but he doesn't write a single f-ing interesting piece of information ever).

    The blog hasn't made you rich and famous, yet. maybe it will, maybe it won't. but I think it the actions seen by someone when it hasn't made them rich and famous speak louder. hard working, determined, intelligent, a fighter, perseverance.

    So bravo, Daniel. no apologies necessary!

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    1. Thank you dude. That raised my spirits a lot actually.

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  4. Everybody is right Daniel. No need to apologize. If it's any consolation, your site is one of three sites I visit several times a day. Great content, and great converation. Keep fighting the good fight.

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    1. That's what makes it worth it Jeff. Thank you!

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  5. Agree with everyone on this topic except Reed, The reason why Reed is simple lol. Only kidding Reed...pipe down. Like Levin said I visit frequently daily, especially to see what Reed wrote... only kidding Reed lol

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    1. Glad to have everyone here. Even you Hans :)

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    2. Thank you Burch for those kind words

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  6. Damn Daniel, now that everyone has said you do a good job, work hard and get many things right before those "so called experts" that are supported by big time sports organizations (as per Daryl).

    I say...Don't leave us alone again, patrick, Jeff, Ken H, Daryl are good but, when Ken H starts getting funny...that makes me nervous!
    Time for more fun!

    Have a Great Christmas and New Year everyone!

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    1. It probably has something to do with egg nog. Just a hunch.

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    2. Watch it Reed there is more to come

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    3. Have a fine Christmas, Ken H!

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