According to a source familiar with the situation, a Toronto blogger is using the impending start of the 2011 Major League Baseball season to kickstart his baseball blog which has been dormant for the last two months.
The blogger, Rave_Xuth, as he's known online, was reached for comment. "You know, it's hard to stay motivated through the winter months when nothing is happening in the game. I tried giving myself 'Xuth Points' each time I finished an article. Then I tried buying myself a new rare vinyl and some kettle chips whenever I focused on writing for 30 minutes. But it's hard, you know."
Amazingly, he kept talking. "Plus, you know the winter, I get some serious seasonal affective dis..." (ed. note: the recording was cut off here due to the interviewer temporarily falling asleep from the blogger's inane description of white people problems).
The blogger's mother, who spoke on condition of anonymity (we'll call her Sue, short for pseudonym), is cautiously optimistic. "Let's see if he's still doing it in a month. That's generally how long these spurts last. But at least it'll get him off his futon for a while, if not out of the basement."
Sue says that when her son gets "in a zone", it's a flurry of activity that requires frequent espresso delivery and sock laundering on her part. "When he gets going, there's no stopping him. He can write for 10, 15, sometimes 20 minutes straight." Sue adds that these sudden stirs are generally followed by a nap of at least two hours.
Upon being questioned about what's in store for the blog in the next few weeks, however, Xuth seemed to renege on his prior promise of upcoming content. "Well, April will be an idea-generating month. You know what they, April brainstorms bring May blogstorms... hahahahahaha, I gotta tweet that line." Xuth continued to laugh at his own joke until being prompted with another question, this time about when new content will appear.
"Hmm, well actually, I'm probably gonna need May to do some research and fact-finding," mused the blogger. "June will be first drafts and July's for editing. I could probably get a couple posts out by August... you know, let's throw some slack time in there, call it September. I'll definitely have some stuff up for the playoffs."