I’ve been busy with various writing obligations and just realized I’ve neglected to post here since April 26. It’s sometimes hard to prioritize this site since, to be blunt, I don’t make any money at it and couldn’t earn anywhere close to a living even if I allowed advertising and pulled out all the stops. There simply isn’t enough interest in baseball history.
If I had a day job or was retired or financially dependent on another person, I might write frequently here. I think most baseball history bloggers fall into one of those three categories. But I’ve been making a living since October as a freelance writer and editor, which has meant focusing on paid work. I know in a given week how much money I need to make and what work I’ll need to do to make it. Most weeks, it’s a hustle.
At some point, I’d like to carve out an hour or two a day to write regularly here. I’m not there yet, though.
That said, here’s a month worth of Sporting News columns:
- How World War II kept Cecil Travis out of the Hall of Fame [May 30]
- Here’s why Adrian Beltre will be an easy Baseball Hall of Fame selection [May 24]
- Move the Hall of Fame from Cooperstown to NYC? Don’t be ridiculous [May 13]
- Jose Altuve is starting to look like a future Hall of Famer [May 10]
Again, my apologies. I’ll try to get back to posting links to my columns as I write them.