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Off-Season Haiku: We Are All Wilson Ramos

    Home, with family We feel safe, comfortable Protected, at ease   Is it real, or not The safety, security Or just a belief   Who is watching you Are your neighbors friend or foe How you ever know   The games we play, games ...

HangingSliders is back. Sort of.

It’s been a long while since I’ve posted here. Almost two months. But if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you know I’ve been busy writing about baseball. Very busy. In early September, I started writing weekend features for Bas ...

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A Programming Note

by Wendy Thurm on June 1, 2011

I’ve received a lot of positive feedback on the MLB 11 Haiku series. I’ve also received some negative feedback, to wit: too many haikus for a blog that also features interesting baseball commentary and analysis.  In other words, some readers don’t want to wade through the poetry to find the other writing they prefer to read.  Although I haven’t heard the same criticism from the readers who gravitate toward the haikus, that sentiment may very well be out there.


Thanks to everyone for the comments, positive and negative.  HangingSliders is less than 4 months old.  The interest and feedback is nothing short of amazing to me.  What started simply as a passion project has turned into something more, for me and for the readers.


Just weeks after launching the blog, the WordPress expert who helped me get the site up and running took a full-time job, meaning he no longer had the time to consult with me.  The basics were in place, and I was eager to focus my energies on watching and listening to and thinking about and writing about baseball, and not on plug-ins and HTML code.  So that’s what I did.


As the blog has grown and developed, and as I reflect on the comments from readers, I believe a slight re-design is in order.  Nothing major, just a visual and practical re-organization so readers can quickly find the content they are most interested in.  I hope to have a re-design by the end of June.


In the meantime, I will continue to use the format as it currently exists, and I will continue to include links to all posts on Twitter (@hangingsliders) and Facebook (  If you are following me in one of those two places, you will know when I’ve posted something you may be interested in.


Please continue to send your comments and spread the word about HangingSliders.


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