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Greetings from downtown Houston, where I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more beautiful day down here. Usually it’s muggy and rainy during my past visits. Today, it’s sunny and not humid at all. I once remember a couple of years ago the city getting five inches of rain in one day and I got flat tire when I couldn’t see the curb through a flooded street at 11 am. But that’s a story for another day.
Sorry for not blogging or tweeting lately but I was fortunate to get a few days off.
My question of the day is for you: What do you want this blog to be?
I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately and about the kind of direction this blog needs to go. Now that MLB.com has brought back notebooks in the form of the “Reds Beat” on the regular site, I don’t use this forum as much as before to bring you short-item news pregame or color from the clubhouse. I’ve also noticed less engagement from the readers, short of some loyal commenters (namely maxblue and spmancuso, thanks). Part of this is likely due to our site re-design, which removed this blog — and Jamie Ramsey’s Better of Red blog — from the home page headlines. I’m told they’re trying to remedy that.
Do you like just seeing Reds lineups and short news bits that tease what I’ll be writing later? Do you like the postgame extra stuff I try to do when there’s too much to fit into the stories? I’d love to see more people politely exchanging views and ideas and try to respond when I can. If there are elements you don’t see that you’d like to see here, let me know. I can’t promise to provide everything you want but I will do my best.
Even though newspaper coverage is declining, there seems to be more ways for readers to get Reds news than ever before. I appreciate it greatly you reading my stories, blogs and tweets as one way to become informed about your favorite team. Please let me know how I can do it better.
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