Saturday, June 20, 2015

Whelp...

I have been slavishly writing here for years and years trying not to miss a day. I have written through travel days and business meetings and long trips. I started every vacation day sitting here making sure I didn't miss a day and fulfilling some inner goal.

So, my first day of vacation is here and I slept late. And instead of immediately starting my vacation day plan, I sat here (late) and said, "I have to write my post!" Actually...no, I don't. I am on vacation!

And so, my friends, I am taking a holiday. I will not be writing until July 7. I apologize to my regulars. But I am not apologizing to myself. It's time of a holiday and I am going to enjoy it.

I'll see you in eighteen days.

10 comments:

Gabriel Narváez said...

Hello williams, don't worry, enjoy full it, you deserve it, happy vacations.

forged said...

May you have a wonderful vacation!

Thing 2 do in cabo said...

we miss u .. july 8 now!!!

Anonymous said...

was it July 7th or August 7th?

Robert Book said...

good for you, you stepped away. enjoyed 'el flagrante' a long time, not so much a while. live, now, very close to where your Mom lives. e-mail me, bobook9@gmail.com-- we'll fish, we'll golf, we'll talk baseball

William J. Tasker said...

Thanks for the comments. Here is my plan. I'm not picking games any more. That became too much like unpaid work and made me feel (after the fun wore off) that I was tied to the daily grind. I will go back to my first love of writing features and hope to publish three or four a week.

If you are looking for another side of me, you can follow me where I share my photography here: https://www.tsu.co/WilliamJTasker

Thanks. Oh, and Bob, I'm back home in Maine now. We missed our chance!

forged said...

That sounds like a good plan. When a hobby becomes a grind and it is work, it is an excellent time to change it up.

Best wishes ...

Anonymous said...

Will miss the picks, but totally understand the grind.

Looking forward to more of your writing!

forged said...

There wasn't a good place to put this on the other baseball site you tend to publish baseball stuff on.

There has obviously been a lot of focus put on Toronto's coming back from 7 games back to pass the Yankees and now lead the division by 3 games. A 10 game swing in the standings that was supported by them playing .660 ball since 7/29. (They have gone 33-17 since July 29th.) On July 29th, MLB.com considered the Blue Jays a 37% chance to make the playoffs. I didn't look that closely, but I'm guessing that was their thought on their wildcard chances at the time and not the division.

Meanwhile over in the AL West, on 8/12, the Rangers were given an 8% chance of making the playoffs. They were 2 games under .500 and 2 games behind the Angels, and 5.5 Games behind the Astros. Since that time, the Rangers have gone 28-12 (a .700 winning percentage) and have moved passed the Angels and the Astros for the division.

While what Price has done for the Blue Jays has been noteworthy, and there being mixed stat noise about what Tulo has done in place of Reyes for them, not a lot was made over the Rangers moves at the trade deadline and waiver deadline.

I think what the Rangers have done is pretty amazing. (Which is also unfortunate for Astro fans given they deserve a ray of sunlight after the number of bad seasons they have had recently.)

Anyway, while I'm a Yankee fan, I think that these two teams have had pretty amazing mid-season turn-arounds given where they were at certain points in the season.

Thought I would mention it since it was on my mind today. Hope things are well, William.

Anonymous said...

hope you are well. bet life is better now