By Mike Steffanos
Just some quick housekeeping here.
One big mistake I kept making last year when I tried to pick up blogging again was to try to catch up on all of the things I felt that I should have been doing while I was gone.
This time around I have put the blogging first, and I think it would be a good idea to keep it that way.
I have a really large amount of email backed up from all of the time I was dealing with my Mom's problems. It would take me weeks to even attempt to catch up on it, during which time I would, of course, fall behind on all of the current email.
I've attempted to go back and answer what I could, however, if you haven't heard from me please email me again. Barring any further life disasters coming down the pipe I promise to get back to you fairly quickly. And, of course, I apologize for the unintended rudeness of not answering your original emails.
I know I've had some people ask about link exchanges with their blogs over the last few months, but I can't find those emails. If you have asked me for a link and I have not obliged, please email me again.
I'm very liberal in my policy towards linking to sites. There isn't some "test" you have to pass where I have to deem you "worthy" for a link. All I ask is that your blog really is about the Mets (or general baseball for a link from my baseball links).
If you are a commercial site, however, you will need to purchase text link advertising for a link. This includes ticket brokers, betting sites and sites selling baseball memorabilia.
One thing I might still attempt to catch up on is some of the starting pitching stats which I abandoned early in May. I updated Johan Santana's stats for the full season last week and will try to get final stats done for Pelfrey, Maine and Perez, too. When I get one done I'll post info on it.