A Brief Hiatus

Hey fam. Prof here.

With a heavy heart, I am announcing a leave of absence from FI. I am recovering from Covid-19 and unfortunately developed Long Covid. I can barely work a regular job, much less prep, prepare, and write a daily blog post. I am exhausted every single day, in immense pain, and my mind is constantly foggy. In order to attempt to recover, I need to get as much rest as possible, and that means at this time, I must take a hiatus.

This is painful for me. I care about our group, and I was so excited about baseball starting up again to be able to do what I truly love, writing about this game for people who mean so much to me.

I promise I won’t be a stranger, but in order to become healthy again, this is really my only option.

If you are religious or spiritual, I would appreciate your thoughts and prayers. This has been the worst experience of my entire life and I cry every single day from these symptoms. Please, take care of yourselves.

With all my love, Prof

16 thoughts on “A Brief Hiatus

  1. Thoughts/prayers: done!

    I’m fully vaccinated but ask everyone else to remember it’s still important to wear a mask. One, although the vaccines are good, nothing is 100%. Two, other people cannot tell who’s been vaccinated and who hasn’t just by looking at them, so set a good example.

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    1. The scariest thing for me for the past twelve months is, besides just how many people have gotten sick, is that most are not knowingly doing anything risky. Again, nothing is 100%, so people can do everything they know to do and still catch it.

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  2. This is news both terrible and terrific. The terrible part is NOT your absence, though. It’s your illness. You’re in my thoughts as always and I’m sending all the good karma I have in your direction. The terrific part is that you are taking care of yourself, and not taking on this additional seasonal task. I know (I KNOW!) you take Fan Interference very seriously and spend a great deal of time entertaining us. It’s terrific that you are taking time off to ensure your own health, because the world is a better place with you in it. All the best to you, Prof.

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    1. Awww Angel, thank you. I wanted to wait as long as I could to announce it because I kept hoping I’d turn a corner.


  3. I’ve been thinking all day about what to say here because I don’t know what to say. Many have welcomed and supported me here but none more than you, and I don’t know how to repay that. Life is a pretty tricky business and you may not yet know when or how but you will overcome this, but you will.

    In the meantime I hope I hope that you feel free to comment or post on anything, baseball related or not.

    GOOOOO BRAVESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Happy. It’s been a blessing to see you blossom and grow as a member of our happy bunch. I’m honored to think I’ve had a positive impact on your life. ❤

      I’ve overcome a lot, and I’ll continue to do so. I just wish I didn’t have to all the time.

      Here’s hoping my boys and yours meet up for a repeat of THE BEST WORLD SERIES EVER (even if my team didn’t win).

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  4. Prof, I don’t come around much these days and just caught your post. So sorry to hear that. My oldest son got it from his girlfriend who got it at work and both were hospitalized. They’re doing OK now but their sense of smell and taste remain impaired. Fortunately da wife and I have been very careful and rarely go out; our second shots are due next week. Do whatever you gotta do to get well.

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    1. I look forward to its return, whenever it is. I also love happytwinsfan’s Numb3rs posts—really hope those keep coming.

      The site is important to me. It’s my main way of interacting with other baseball fans. As long as everyone’s cool with it, I’ll continue putting up posts on whatever captures my attention.

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      1. Please do. I know I haven’t been vocal lately, but I love your posts, Rays. I like our little blog that could. And funny that we began as people dissatisfied with a product and now we’ve outlasted that product. It’s interesting how that happened.

        We’re a cozy corner of the internet here, and I’ve learned so much about you all. As corny as it might seem, I do consider you all friends. I care about ya. And I’m excited to see what’s next.

        I won’t let this illness get the best of me, trust!


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