A couple of years ago on an interweb not that far away...
... I was looking for a way to channel my feelings about the Cubs into something more than just yelling at the television and boring Kris to death with rants about the importance of decent relief pitching. Thus, Tales from Aisle 424 was born and somehow survived amid the billions of Cubs blogs that are (or were) out there.
I had no idea what I was getting myself into or any real ideas of how many people would ever actually read about my opinions on the Cubs. But somehow, someway people found their way to this site and some of them actually returned regularly. Through this site, I've met people I would never have otherwise met who share my love and frustration with the Cubs. If nothing else, the internet is a wonderful tool for bringing crazy people together.
In that vein, I will soon be moving on to a new venture with some of the crazy people that I have gotten to know online through this whole experiment. Adam (who you may know from such podcasts as Wrigley Talk Friday and blogs such as ...And Counting), MB21 of Another Cubs Blog fame, and Berselius from The Sabertoothed Anteater (and contributor to ACB) will be joining forces with me on a new blog together.
Details are still coming together, but I figure that MB and Berselius will provide plenty of statistical analysis, Adam will be an eloquent voice of reason, and I'll handle the booger jokes. There will be plenty of snark to go around for all of us.
As much as I really liked doing my own thing here in Aisle 424, the timing for this venture is pretty good for me. For one, the realities of life prevent me from spending as much time on a blog as I might like so it gets difficult to consistently post interesting, fresh material on a consistent basis if I'm the only one doing the writing. Also, since I gave up my season tickets, the name of the blog has lost a little of its meaning. Yes, I'll still be going to plenty of games since I have a quarter share of a Combo Plan belonging to one of my Wrigley friends, but the seats are technically in Aisle 423.
So when MB contacted me and wondered if I'd be interested in banding together these guys as a kind of Destructicon of Cubs blogs, I thought it was a pretty good idea.
|I think I'm the cement mixer.|
Thanks to everyone who has read, commented, and/or shared links over the last two years. Without your participation this blog would be little more than Carlos Zambrano's journal., very private and filled with lots of pent up anger aimed at the Cubs.
Aisle 424 will still be here and I might even update it occasionally with some musings on things that don't involve the Cubs. Originally, this was going to be a blog that focused mainly on the Cubs but would also discuss other sports, maybe some politics, and Chicago events, and such but I pretty much focused on the Cubs. Maybe I'll let Aisle 424 get a little eclectic now that most of my Cubs ramblings will have a new home.
So don't go and delete that link just yet.