Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Check Out Sam Mellinger's Blog

Life can get crazy sometimes. I'm not trying to make excuses, but I do want to apologize for the way this site has been neglected recently. I'm a stay-at-home dad, it was my son's fourth birthday early this month, and my wife is in California for work as I write this, so blogging has unfortunately fallen by the wayside for a bit.

But I promise that, once the season gets started, I'll try to get back into a routine where something new is posted much more frequently. I don't know if I can promise every day, with summer vacations and weekend trips to the lake cabin, but I'll do my best to update this site on a regular basis. I appreciate having readers who regularly return to see what I've written. Thank you.

Today, I figured I needed to log on and write something to generate more views for my friend -- I think I can call him that -- Kansas City Star sportswriter Sam Mellinger, and his blog, Ball Star. In the next three days, Ball Star is going to be featuring a Roundtable series, with Royals-related questions answered by yours truly, as well as five other Kansas City Royals bloggers.

The others are: Craig Brown of Royals Authority, Will McDonald of Royals Review, Dave Sanford of Royals Corner, Anthony Tao of In Dayton We Trust, and Lee Warren of Royal Reflections.

I think it will be an interesting look at the perceptions of various Royals bloggers, with some interesting questions and scenarios being addressed, as well as our spot-on predictions for the 2008 Royals.

Sam Mellinger has been doing a great job with Ball Star, and I check it out daily to get some funny insights into happenings during Spring Training in Surprise, and for the types of stories and interviews you might not see in the newspaper itself. He's had some great interviews with some big names in the blogosphere (Link 1 / Link 2), has traveled to Florida and told us how he thinks that state sucks (I think he was kidding), and he posts daily links to other interesting things taking place in the game we all love -- baseball.

Check out the Roundtable, and leave some comments to let Sam know you appreciate the Star's efforts to give us more than just the typical game recaps and notes. Ball Star, it's worth a look if you haven't found your way there yet.
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