Editor's Note

By JCB on Sunday, March 15, 2009

Agony & Ivy has been dormant, but is not dead. Major disappointment last fall, followed by my third year of law school, had sapped my energy to post. But spring returns for baseball-watchers, too.

I'll be making some minor updates to the site soon, updating links and so on. I'll also be writing about spring training, which I'll attend in two weekends. And I have a few other things planned for this summer and fall.

In the meantime, if people are unaware, The Baseball Chronicle, an online magazine, now exists. I think this is a brilliant, timely, and valuable project.

It has the potential to fill a major gap in the online baseball commentary world, focusing on the narratives that stay with us through time, which make sense of the game and ourselves as we grow older - the stories of the games, the players, the teams and, of course, the fans.

This is necessary to balance the curt criticisms or opinions that seem to dominate the blogosphere. Opinions are fine, especially when they are supported by arguments. But stories last.

I hope to contribute a piece if I can make time later this season.

Most of all, though, I hope it thrives, and I wish them the best.



Posted Sunday, March 15, 2009 by JCB


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