Tuesday, June 19, 2007

TIME FOR A CHANGE...

And actually, we're going back more to the way things used to be. It used to be that this was a page solely for opinion, not game recaps, because I always felt you could get recaps in the papers or elsewhere online. This was the place you came to when you wanted to know how I felt about something that happened in a game, or just to get my overall feel for the state of the Mets.

Lately, due in part to my obsessiveness about keeping track of things, this site has become more of a daily log of Mets events - no different than, say, mets.com or some such thing. As I mentioned the other day, it was sort of an effort to have a historical log of the Mets' championship season. Well, partly because I'm finding it more and more difficult to stay up late and write after games, and partly because of my new radio venture, we're back to making this a stop for opinions only - and some game comments. Depends on the game.

The site will also feature more broad baseball-related things - if there is a huge story or something I come across, say, as my parents empty their house that merits writing about, that will be the topic.

Therefore, here are a few (anticipated) Frequently Asked Questions about the changes:

Q: Johnnymets, what new radio venture are you referring to?

A: Check out www.blogtalkradio.com/johnnymets to hear Tuesday's pre-game show. Hopefully it will be updated daily before each Mets game, and feature a preview of that day's game, a recap of the game the night before, and a look at the rest of the majors. It can also feature your phone calls, e-mails, or instant messages. Keep an eye both on this site and the above link to see when the live broadcasts are...but you can also listen to the pre-recorded ones after the fact.

Q: What about site favorites such as "Player of the Game" and "Beat the Streak"?


A: Occasionally these old reliables will pop up on the blog, but "Player of the Game", as of Wednesday, June 20th, will officially move to the radio show. My "Beat the Streak" picks will be kept to myself until I get to 20 or something games, and then I'll shout them to the world in some format.

Q: If I really want to send you an e-mail to tell you how I feel about something, will it be printed on the blog or read on the radio show?

A: That's really up to you....and if you don't make the decision, I will. You can tell me in your e-mail whether it's intended for the blog or the radio show, and I'll accomodate the request to the best of my ability. You can always comment on the blog, and that will stay on the blog. If you don't specify blog or radio show in your e-mail, I will use my discretion and see which medium it is most appropriate for.

A change/adjustment like this is sure to bring up questions in your mind...some right away, some after a day or two. Please, let me know if there's anything I can do for you to help make this transition easier. Until then, enjoy the blog and enjoy the radio show, and thanks for your continued support.

1 comment:

the wife said...

awesome. i'm a big fan of the change.