Fire Gardy, the blog, has had a good run these last two years. We started from nothing, and built a somewhat healthy readership — that’s you! — who come here numbering over 100 on any day we post a new article. Of course, that’s not a big following by the standards of many baseball writers, but for small-time bloggers like us it’s pretty heartwarming. We’ve been glad to be here, and we’ve been even more glad that you, our readers and commenters, were here too.
But the recent flap regarding the name, often brought up by the people I know in real life* and by the links from Posnanski and Neyer which set us up as some sort of ringleaders of a misguided Anti-Gardy League here in the wild ol’ internet, it has become clear that the title of the blog may be holding the site back even more than our lack of insights about baseball or ability to entertain readers with our prose.
* As opposed to the people I know from the internet, which is less like really knowing them.
So, we have decided to continue blogging in the same way — but with more pictures and rootin’ tootin’ — but under a different letterhead. The new site is up and running at HittingTheFoulPole.com. It has a more modern look to it, and that delightful photograph you’ll find in the header was taken by FunBobby. The improved appearance of the site will hopefully make up for the fact that we’re pulling up our tent stakes and fleeing our hometown in the middle of the night, like some sort of Carl-Pohlad-in-his-2002-dreams, and abandoning our small but loyal group of fans.
We’re not abandoning you. Our odd senses of humor and esoteric statistical witch-doctory and love of the game will still be coming to you every whenever-we-come-up-with-something, as long as you update your RSS reader to our new feed. In the interest of making a smooth transition, we’ve copied over all our posts and comments onto the new site; in the interest of history, I’m leaving all the old content up on this old Fire Gardy site (for as long as I feel like continuing to pay for the domain).
Make it your new favorite Twins blog.15 comments