Thursday, April 20, 2006

Gonzo and Me, Media Stars 

To begin with, congratulations to Luis Gonzalez becoming the 21st player in major league history to hit 300 homeruns and 500 doubles. Gonzo is and has been my favorite Diamondbacks player, and so I'm happy he's reached a milestone which he himself indicated meant a lot to him.

But enough about him. What about me? Where the heck have I been?

As you probably know, I have a second blog, called Zooglobble, in which I review children's and family music and make comments (sometimes of a gently sarcastic nature) on children's music news. It was intended as a diversion from this blog, which I'd burnt myself a bit out on.

What you may not know is that I was interviewed by Melissa Block on NPR's All Things Considered a couple weeks ago about the other blog. For a radio audience of 11 million.

As you might imagine, that increased traffic to my site a wee bit.

I don't have free time to maintain two blogs. (To paraphrase They Might Be Giants, "I've just one blog in me, and I just wrote the second.") Add to that two kids and a wife I want to spend time with, and I barely have time to read the morning paper's game summary, let alone watch the game or run statistical analyses.

So this blog is, once more, going on hiatus. I'll pop by the AZSnakepit occasionally (speaking of media stars...). If you have young kids, young grandkids, nieces, nephews, and like music, or have some strange fascination with my writing style, do stop by the other place.

Thanks as always for reading and Go Diamondbacks!