So now that you’ve read my first blog post and why I’ve been relegated to a blog, let me tell you a little about what I’m thinking you’ll see here.
My plan at this moment, unemployment insurance notwithstanding, is to write a lot of the same kind of thing I’ve written, and hopefully you’ve read, during my time at The Star. That means:
- Columns about national sports,
- One-liners I’ve written under the heading The Week Just Past,
- A return to writing about sports TV and radio, something I haven’t been able to do since last summer.
However, I also plan to write about things other than sports. No, don’t worry. I’m not going to be the latest political pundit (at least, I don’t think so). But I have often wanted to offer my take on things other than sports. So I will write columns on the day-to-day things of life. Again, don’t worry! It’s doubtful that I’ll do this for any other reason other than to try to be funny.
I also plan to write about my faith. Many of you who have read my columns for years may have guessed that I’m a Christian (if you haven’t guessed that, you may not have been paying attention). I’d like to write every once in a while about the things Jesus Christ teaches me and how it has applied in my life. Once again, don’t worry. You’ll see some of this, but I won’t saturate you with it. Much anyway.
If you’re wondering about the title of the blog, “Designated for Assignment,” it’s a baseball term used when a player is placed on waivers for the purpose of outrighting him to the minor leagues. A player who is outrighted to the minors is removed from the 40-man roster, but is still paid according to the terms of his guaranteed contract.
I can tell you right away that I didn’t have a guaranteed contract, but the term “designated for assignment” feels a lot like what I’m going through right now. God has designated me for assignment. Does that mean I’m heading to the minors? I don’t have the slightest notion. But I do know He has something planned for me. I just need to trust Him and take Him at His word.
So I hope you’ll bear with me during all this upheaval. It’s a trying time and I hope you understand that. I also hope you’ll follow along and subscribe (or whatever it is you do with blogs) and tell your friends to do so too. Thanks!