Welcome to My New World

The first post on a new blog must be one of the most difficult things to write.  It’s like the opening line of a novel; you want to say something profound and breathtakingly interesting, in order to capture your readers’ attention and make them want to read more.  So far, I think I have failed in that task, but this isn’t a novel and I am not trying to sell anything—except maybe myself as a blog writer.  If you are a reader of Redbird Rants, you would be familiar with my writing.  I was a staff writer there for two years.  I recently left in order to start this blog and become my own boss.  If you have never read Redbird Rants, then welcome to my writing universe.

What can I tell you about myself?  I am a passionate St. Louis Cardinals fan, and I like to think I am fairly knowledgeable about baseball.  I have loved baseball and the Cardinals in particular since childhood.  There have been periods where baseball was put away in the storage bin of my life for a while, but I retrieved it some five or so years ago and have kept it front and center on my life shelf ever since.  A foray into social media some years ago, and sharing my passion with others of a like mind, created a desire to extend that communion on a bigger scale–blogging.  I started with a couple of guest posts on The Cardinal Nation Blog, a site where I continue to be a frequent commenter.  I guess I can credit my friend Brian Walton for getting me started there and whetting my appetite for blog writing.  I took those guest posts and turned them into my two year stint at Redbird Rants, which has now led me here, to this place.  I don’t think I could have done this without the experience and the support I received at Fansided.  I will always be grateful for the opportunity they gave me.

So enough about me.  This blog is intended to be about the Cardinals.  I will warn you I have very strong opinions about the Cardinals, opinions that I intend to share most vociferously at times when I am moved to do so.  I am basically an old school baseball fan and my writing will often reflect that.  But I am also a newcomer to and an embracer of sabermetrics.  I am not an expert, far from it, but I continue to learn everyday, and I will be using the sabermetric stats frequently in my posts.  If you are a saber-hater, be forewarned.

I hope you enjoy what I bring to the table.  My next post will be entirely about the baseball.  I promise.



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  1. Good luck


  2. Thanks, bling.


  3. domeboys

     /  March 25, 2014

    It is always a big step to become your own boss. May it lead to happiness – and just the right amount of work!


  4. I just hope I haven’t bit off more than I can chew. 😉


  5. cariocacardinal

     /  March 25, 2014

    Well, if the cleats are new they are easier to chew.


  6. The good thing about being your own boss in this regard is you can chew however much you want!



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