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Thank you

I want to thank everyone for their kind words and thoughts during an incredibly difficult week.

As much as possible, I’m trying to get back to “normal.” Part of that is writing about baseball-related things here.

I’m not quite “there” yet, but I did have a mostly-finished article about the 2013 Trenton Thunder All-Time Team baseball card set that I’m going to post in a few minutes.

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Comments policy

I welcome comments about what I have to say, whether you agree with me or disagree with me.

But I do insist upon civility – to me, to other commenters and to the various baseball people that we are talking about. If I do not think that you are being civil, I will probably remove your comment.

My regular commenters – and the majority of my occasional visitors – all understand this.

But for the handful of others, allow me to clarify something: This is not a message board, it’s a blog.

More specifically, it’s my blog and nothing requires me to let anyone else use it as their personal soapbox.

I reserve the absolute right, but not the obligation, to review, edit or delete any comment that is illegal, offensive or inappropriate. The decision regarding whether a comment  is offensive or inappropriate shall be within my sole discretion. Please be advised that I will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing me to disclose personal information of anyone who submits a comment. Although I reserve the right to monitor or review comments submitted on the Site, I am under no obligation to do so and assume no responsibility or liability that may result from the content of any reader comment nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, or inaccuracy contained therein. Display of any comment on RandomBaseballStuff.com does not constitute my approval or endorsement.

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Not really feeling the excitement this year

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The view outside my window matches my mood today.

Spring training is officially underway in Port St. Lucie, Florida and at other sites throughout the Sunshine State and in Arizona.

But unlike most years, I’m just not excited about it.

I wish it were just frustration with the Wilpon family finances, Sandy Alderson‘s doublespeak and the very real possibility that the Mets Opening Day outfield will not include anyone who should be a regular in the major leagues.

Those things are all part of it – a better Mets team would provide a better distraction from real-world problems. But even if we were looking at a team we all thought could win the World Series, I don’t think I’d be that excited about spring training.

Right now, it’s too hard to pretend to care who’s showing up to spring training “in the best shape of their life” while I’m watching my father’s health continue to decline.

Maybe baseball will seem more interesting when the games begin, maybe it won’t. I have no plans to shut down this website, but I don’t really feel motivated to write the way I used to either.