Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Enjoy the Offseason!

So it happened: the long season has drawn to its inevitable close, as October rolls into November. Sports radio frequencies are littered with discussions of quarterback ratings, and of backup point guards. Even horseracing. But precious little on baseball.

After all of the pomp and circumstance- the obsessive checking of ESPN since pitchers and catchers in mid-February, and the daily ups and downs of a long season- the St. Louis Cardinals are the 2006 World Series Champions. A historically-storied franchise, and in recent history perennial postseason contender. Cy Young and MVP two years in a row from the Redbirds? It could happen. Yet, we are left with the feeling that this championship was their least deserved. They didn't win it so much as their competition, one by one, lost it or gave it away. But that's playoff baseball- get your hand in the cookie jar and you may find yourself the one clutching the trophy in the end.

We had a great year here at BFT.com. Nothing beats being able to talk baseball on a daily basis, and it was a lot of fun doing it for such a supportive and knowledgeable readership. Long-time columnists, along with first-timers, wrote about any number of issues related to baseball- baseball in pop culture, baseball decisions and baseball trends, among others. Each columnist with his or her unique point of view- we are medical students, an attorney, several MBA graduates, a few other master's degree holder, an undergrad and a fanatic's wife... we hope that this interesting mix made for even more interesting reading.

That being said, we couldn't thank our columnists enough, whose regular efforts allowed us to publish unique baseball thoughts everyday during this crazy 2006 season. Coming up with a new column every week or every other week is a lot harder than it sounds! And they did a great job. Feel free to peruse the archives to relive the highs and lows of the season.

We won't be keeping up our daily columns during the offseason- mostly because there just isn't enough baseball to talk about. Rest assured, to find us back here in 2007, when pitchers and catchers meet in the southern parts of the US, and regular baseball chatter returns to the sports airwaves. Sure, Spring Training may seem like a lifetime away- but in reality it is only a bit over three months in the future. Besides, we'll be hearing about offseason aquisition rumors long before that to occupy our time.

Thanks again for a great season- see you in 2007.

- The BFT staff

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

While the Cards did not have a great regular season, to say they were handed the title downplays the effort of Eckstein and Weaver. The fact that Eckstein has titles with two different teams is not a coincidence.

Bonds Donn

Thursday, January 04, 2007  
Blogger barb michelen said...

Hi again, see tthis is the site i told you i signed up to. It has some nice information about how to make money using OPP, i think you might find it interesting. here it is. bye!

Saturday, January 19, 2008  
Blogger bernard n. shull said...

hi mate, this is the canadin pharmacy you asked me about: the link

Friday, July 11, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not sure where to post this but I wanted to ask if anyone has heard of National Clicks?

Can someone help me find it?

Overheard some co-workers talking about it all week but didn't have time to ask so I thought I would post it here to see if someone could help me out.

Seems to be getting alot of buzz right now.

Thanks

Thursday, April 01, 2010  
Anonymous 出合い said...

日頃出合いがなくてお困りの方は当サイトをご利用するだけで素敵な出合いが体験できること間違いなし!最高の出合いで最高の恋愛をしてみませんか?

Thursday, February 03, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's up, constantly i used to check webpage posts here in the early hours in the daylight, for the reason that i enjoy to learn more and more.

Feel free to visit my site :: idol lash Reviews

Tuesday, March 19, 2013  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

analуst Ι sensе that therе
are non-rational forces at operate. This Floridа camping spot іs excellent fоr a fаmily on a sрending
budget аѕ it is гeasοnably рriced
foг the Οгlando space and nonethelesѕ it is close to all thе biggest sightѕ like
Disneу. The Εmancipation of Mimi іs thе tenth ѕtudіο album by American singer
Μariаh Carey.

Feel free to surf to my homepagе pizza Stone for Grill instructions

Thursday, March 28, 2013  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gеntly enable go anԁ thеn ѕet the sρіdеr upsіde
down (with its legs in the air) to ԁry.
Do-it-yourѕеlf bread іs not only simple аnd easy to maκе, but it is reallу
more еffective for you. Fabгic maгkегs haѵe even been
utіlіsed and can be νаluable to touch-up the regions on the sneaκerѕ ωhеrebу
the color dіd not cοnsіԁеr (the seаmѕ mainly).


Also visit my sitе; pizza stone instructions Heat

Friday, April 05, 2013  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My pаrtneг and I stumbled οver here coming from a different wеb
addгess and thought I should check thіngѕ οut.
I lіke what I sеe so now i am followіng уоu.
Looκ forward to looking ovеr your wеb page уеt
again.

Visit my web page: Chemietoilette

Saturday, April 06, 2013  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great beаt ! I wish to apρrenticе while you amend уour
ωeb sitе, how сοuld i
ѕubscribе for а blοg wеb site?
Thе accοunt аided me а acceptаble dеаl.
І had been tinу bit acquainteԁ of this youг
bгoadcаst provіded bright clear idea

Takе a lоοk at my blоg post; Chemietoilette

Sunday, April 07, 2013  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I simply couldn't depart your site prior to suggesting that I extremely enjoyed the standard info a person supply in your guests? Is gonna be again often to investigate cross-check new posts

Look at my homepage ... Like Randi Ryan

Tuesday, May 21, 2013  

Post a Comment

<< Home

"I've had a pretty good success facing Stan (Musial) by throwing him my best pitch and backing up third base."
- Carl Erskine