Has it really been six months since I posted on here? Jeebus.
I could say that during that half a year Mike and I were held captive in Somalia while on a mission for the U.N., or that we've been misdiagnosing injuries for the Mets or we've been heading up the panel that does stress tests on banks. But those would be mostly lies, so I won't.
I can say that our lack of posting on the blog has been due to work (I survived two rounds of layoffs, while having more duties added to the 2 jobs I already do) and family (Mike has two young kids, which is plenty of work in itself) and planning. Yes, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Zisk Mike and I have been been pouring over our 17 issues and various blog posts to put together a best of Zisk book. Our proposal is almost done and ready to be be pitched, so we'll slowly be creeping back into the blogging world. I'm not sure exactly what we'll be writing about the rest of this season, but I can tell you the days blogging every Mets game are long behind us. We're both burned out on doing that, especially when our friends Jason and Greg at Faith and Fear in Flushing keep coming up with great ways to write about a team that is, for a third year in a row, very frustrating.
There are a few other things I wanted to mention:
1) The next issue of Zisk (#18) will be out in time for the pennant push in late August. If you're a contributor, the deadline for this issue is Monday July 13th. To send your article to me, click here.
2) Bill Janovitz, who we interviewed in issue #9, recently did a great song about the Red Sox ageless knuckleballer Tim Wakefield.
3) Issue # 17 interview subjects Steve Wynn and Scott McCaughey -- known together as The Baseball Project -- will be hitting the road in August to do shows that will mix Baseball Project songs along with Wynn solo material, tunes from his former band The Dream Syndicate and McCaughey's band The Minus 5. Wynn also reports that a second baseball Project album is in the works.
Hope the season is treating your team well so far,