The Red Sox made a huge splash in signing pitcher David Price. They made other moves as well that make them a significantly better team. But I simply have no time to sit and watch games. With a baby on the way, I’ve made the decision that I won’t be watching any Red Sox games this year. That is, unless they happen to be free MLB.TV games of the day. While they are doing one-team packages going forward, I’m not going to spend the money to never really be able to watch them anyway.
As it is, lately, following baseball has taken a back seat for me when it comes to hobbies. I’ve been focusing on Magic the Gathering. Even that I probably won’t be into as much soon. I’ll keep writing articles when major releases come out - those articles have always done well. But my sports writing has never taken off. It’s a saturated enough field now that I really don’t see any point in keeping up with it anymore. I’ll probably go back to commenting on major moves on Sports Break. But outside of that, I’m probably done with sportswriting entirely.
Once things settle down and the baby gets older, I’ll probably come back to following sports more closely. I pretty much ignored the NFL until the Patriots-Broncos AFC Championship Game and the Super Bowl - both of which were good games (yeah, I rooted for the Broncos in the Super Bowl). But yeah, the Red Sox are on the back burner this year. I really do hope they have a great season and I’ll check in on them from time to time. But I have bigger priorities now.
Still, Go Sox.