Today I have the sad task of informing everyone that He Said, She Said will be on indefinite suspension. I’m sure many of you have seen the writing on the wall, but unfortunately, due to several factors, I won’t be able to keep up with writing the daily blog for the time being.
I could try to put all the blame on Prof’s recent announcement that she’s taking a leave of absence to fight off COVID-19 and as such won’t be able to write her half of the blog, leaving me to do the entire blog on my own, but to be quite honest, my heart hasn’t been in it for a little while now and this is sort of the final excuse to push me where I’ve been heading for some time. Last year, I found myself very happy to have the shortened season, and when the season did kick back into gear, I just never could get into it. I wasn’t sure if it was the rule changes, or if baseball is passing me by, or if my increased workload and personal responsibilities have pushed me away from the game. In the end, I think it’s a little bit of everything.
Writing the daily recaps have become a bit of a chore, something I found myself trying to rush to get through and haven’t been the fun way to engage with the game and with all of you that it once was. I have many fond memories of searching for new music to share, happy when I find a great piece that makes someone’s day. I have many times written an article, sat back and said “I can’t wait for everyone to read this and to read the comments.” Unfortunately as time has gone on, I’ve found myself less and less excited to write, less motivated. I seem to always be short on time and rushing out a post, unable to do a proper job, and now when faced with the daunting task of doing the entire thing on my own, I just don’t think I can really do it right now.
Maybe when Prof is able to return, I’ll feel a bit more up to it. Maybe once the season kicks in, and things start to return to normal, I’ll find my passion once again. I sure hope so, baseball has always been a huge part of my life. I miss reading daily news articles and stories. I miss passioned debates and discussions on the value of the DH and the reasoning for pulling a pitcher in the groove for a lefty specialist in the 7th inning with a two run lead. I miss discussing who the biggest arsehole in baseball is, and why it’s unfair that pitchers are allowed to headhunt, but a batter can’t charge the mound.
So long as people are still writing, commenting and visiting, I’ll keep the site up and running. I may even return to post an article or two as time allows. This isn’t necessarily goodbye. I’m not intending to shutter the doors. But I need a hiatus I think. I need to search my soul, and find my lost love.
I do want to personally thank every one of our friends and family over the years who have continued to help keep this site alive. BadHair, Histo, Clyde, PhilliesFan, HappyTwins, Lefty, El Bravo, NBJays, Gator, Prof, RaysFan, SomeGuy, Ren, Spartan, Angels, Stex, Gnate, and anyone else I may be forgetting, even my own personal hater hermit. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for being a part of this wacky, crazy little experiment. I hope to see you all very soon. And I hope you all will keep this place alive and well in my absence. I will continue to check in here as often as time allows, and if anyone needs to get ahold of me for any immediate reason, you can still email me at ( fan.interference at yahoo dot com.)
Much Love, Scoutsaysweitersisabust (Scouty)