Posted by Mack Ade at 8:00 AM
I’ve had some extra time on my hand due to the virus my computer picked up earlier this week (‘The Black Death’). As of right now, the computer is still in the shop and I’m typing this on my wife’s computer.
I’m having to come to some decisions I’ve been trying to avoid for a long time. I’m turning 68 and, rather than turn this into a ‘pity party’, let’s just say I have some ‘issues’.
I have a number of things I have to deal with in the upcoming months that include dealing with both emotional and physical issues. A couple may need surgery (neck, spinal) which could come soon and, in my case, would happen within the Veteran Administration system. That would mean no computer and an extended stay in one of their wards.
My other problems are ‘all in my head’ and, frankly, I’m embarrassed at the product I have been putting out lately. It’s sloppy, sometimes inaccurate, and far below the standards I set when I opened this site in 1985.
Lastly, some of you readers have really touched me lately with your comments directed to me. I especially love all you ‘anonymous’ posters, who, by the way, don’t exist anymore. It may be the last decision I make here at Mack’s Mets, and one of the other Administrators here will be welcome to change it back when I leave, but there will be no more ‘anonymous’ comments. Take the time to at least make up a name.
I’ve tried to keep things simple, but even only posting one post a day (The Morning Report) has proven out to be more than I can physically and emotionally handle right now. So, some decisions have to be made,
First of all, Mack’s Mets will remain open and active, but I will no longer participate in an active role (yeah, I know… I quit before, but I have to walk away this time folks. I just can’t keep this up).
What happens to it from there depends on the current writer staff. I’m hoping someone picks up the gauntlet and leads the way; however, who wants to run a site with the name ‘Mack’ in it?
I want to thank every writer that ever wrote for the site since 1995. All your posts meant everything to me.
And I want to thank the readers… even the ones that have turned on me over the past few years. We’re just airing different opinions, right?
I’m sorry for no notice here… there’s no nice way to do this.
Let’s Go Mets.