And we are back– sort of.
It’s been pretty much over a year since I last graced the pages of this blog with my “rapist wit” and musty insight into the Washington Nationals Baseball Club of Washington D.C. I wish I could interest you in stories of how I drowned all my staff and made a run for it to a tropical island where I spent the past year making love to exotic women and drinking with scorpions, but alas, it would be a lie. Life can be a she-devil and she certainly has held my gonads to the fire this past year, so much so I decided I had to take a break and sort of reinsert myself into The Matrix of just being a fan again without having to worry about blog.
I have to admit: I was getting a little tired of it too. I put a lot into this little cybernetic burg and I accomplished a lot. I got to blog from the Nats Park press box, got to meet some players, almost got run over by Wily Mo Pena, got yelled at by both Jordan Zimmermann and Jayson Werth, spent a month in Florida hunting squirrels, went to countless games, met countless people, been called every dirty thing under the sun, learned 320 reasons you should never tuck your jersey into your jacked up pants and drank a lot of beer. Really, what more could have I asked for from what began as just a little joke venture almost six years ago? I loved every moment on the way.
It was that love and the fact I felt like I was neglecting my own child that I decided to jump start the blog again, to give it another whirl– but only for a little while. I know you are all crushed and still in mourning over losing Stephen Colbert, John Stewart and David Letterman to retirement of their respective shows this year, so it pains me to add to your misery by saying I will be officially retiring from the NQ after the last out of the 2015 season. This blog has had one hell of a run, but if I feel if I can’t put everything I have into the blog and team I love, then I would much rather it be put out to stud.
The blog. Not the team. I’m sure the Nats are bred to the finest stock already.
I won’t be able to update everyday, but I will when I can, when something either awesome or stupefying happens and I will make sure my staff and I do our best to give you one last go. My apprentice, Dr. W, will be leaving for Viera tomorrow to do a little blog work and take in some Spring Training action, so hopefully we’ll have some gravy in the next few days. We’ll probably kick this thing off strong around Opening Day so keep checking back.
So “Once more into the fray, into the last good fight I’ll ever know…”, dear friends– said someone a whole lot more popular than I. See you again soon.