Sputtering To A Halt

nothin.gifOne of the benefits of my chosen niche is that there is almost always something to write about. Note that I said “almost”. Because I’m going to be honest with you here — today, I got nothin’.

So, help me out, people. As I’ve mentioned before, I want this blog to be as interactive as possible. So, get in touch with all manner of news and notes from the Minor Leagues, your opinions, or whatever else you see fit to get in touch with. I know you’re out there — according to the fine folks at statcounter, my page views are higher than they’ve ever been. In the latest MLBlogs rankings, I’m sitting relatively comfortably at #23 on the “Pro Blogs” chart. So come feel the sun. Get in touch.


Now, as mentioned previously, I was a guest on Minor League Baseball Radio this past Wednesday night. It seemed to go well, although the fear of my own voice has kept me from listening. It is currently streaming right here. Give it a listen and let me know what you think (for those in a hurry, my segment begins right about the six-minute mark). Also, you know, I know I said “you know” way too often, you know.

Also, I would like to stress that I am always happy to do this sort of thing, be it a radio show, TV program, podcast, college lecture, town hall meeting, congressional hearing, or anything else. Just send me an email.

Well, that does it for me this week. Come Monday, I hope to make this blog less about melondon.jpg and more about, you know, Minor League Baseball. To quote Jack London:

“Atmosphere always stands for the elimination of the artist. That is to say, the atmosphere is the artist; and when there is no atmosphere and the artist is yet there, it simply means that the machinery is creaking and the reader hears it.”

Time to oil up the machinery, tone down the volume, and look into some affordable soundproofing options! Your continued support and assistance in these matters is greatly appreciated.


  1. juliasrants

    I’m hardly an expert on Minor League teams but my family and I enjoy going to see to see the PawSox – the Triple AAA affiliate of the Red Sox. I think it’s great that there are blogs like yours that push the minor league experience – anyone who has a minor league park should make sure to visit. The prices are right, the atmosphere in the parks is great and you always see a great game! We love it!


  2. beesgal

    Hi Ben,
    Well, fear not the sound of your own voice. You sounded fabulous. In fact, I thought to myself as I chuckled, what a shame Ben hates his job so much. BTW, if you head out to Stockton without stopping in SLC to say “hello!” I will NOT be amused. . .BeesGal 😉

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