It's been a long time, GROTA
When I started this blog, along with Rob, Byron, and Jason way back after the 2004 season, I knew that, sooner or later, the real world would steal my time and my posting contributions would drop. I just didn't know how quickly it would happen.
Nevertheless, I'm sure you've noticed that I haven't been around. Probably you haven't missed me too much. But I've been one busy hombre -- I am doing regular photoshop images for another baseball blogger, which eats up some of my time, and I've also been writing a whole lot of non-baseball stuff in my spare time (some of which has already seen print.)
And that's all my hobby time -- my "real life" time is equally busy, as I am now teaching regularly. In other words, the time for Cubs baseball, and for baseball blogging, has dropped to a minimum.
Of course, I still want GROTA to stick around. We probably will never be a daily blog again, even if I keep adding writers by the half dozen. But every once in a while, the Cubs will certainly do something worth commentary, even from us busy writers who have too much going on in the "real world" to spend a lot of time thinking about the Cubs.
Regardless, this might be the last post I make for a while. Maybe I'll post again if/when the Cubs make a big free agent signing, or a trade, but who knows? I'm burned out on baseball. I don't feel as emotionally invested anymore. I think it's just a part of getting older.
In any event, I'll be back... sometime. In the meantime, there should always be something going on here, at least when "big stuff" happens like Quade being signed instead of Ryno. I've truly loved writing at GROTA. This is one of the coolest ideas I've ever had, and I'm amazed that a half decade later, it's still here. Let's give it a half decade more!
(at which point the cubs will have won a World Series and this blog will be redundant...)