It seems fitting to end the Can of Corn with this theme.
The Fall Classic, of course, is a name that is used with the World Series. It’s the end of a long baseball season. It’s when one team and its fans can celebrate with a championship.
But, as is true with the ever-famous Casey at the Bat, Mighty Casey has struck out.
Years ago, I had searched for a baseball writing challenge. I wanted to blog a bit more about baseball, and read as well. I found a blogging challenge that a few were doing and jumped in for a couple. But it never started back up, so I tried myself. And try as I might, it never caught on.
It gets to this point in the challenge where I, too, start to lose interest. I’m taking the themes and writing solo. One thing I do know … there are so many challenges out there. I’ve noticed it with my own blog – many things I am writing about are parts of challenges. And I still need to break that cycle. I’m trying … and I’m slowly, at times, getting there.
Blogging has changed over the years. At times, I have a ton of interest. Other times, not so much,
It’s kind of like baseball.
I love baseball. But I tend to like minor leagues a bit more. There’s a bit of purity about it. For now. There’s going to be some sweeping changes coming and I don’t think they are all good. It’s the same with MLB. So many changes over the past few years. And most of them, in my eyes, are not good. I get needing to tweak and such to make the game a little more enjoyable for casual fans.
But at what cost?
Those of us who love the game as it is have a hard time adjusting to some of these new rules. Not all of them are good for the game.
This year was an exception. There were rule changes and a 60-game season. And now, we’re into the actual Fall Classic. I have to admit, I haven’t watched a lot of the postseason. I’m quite peeved with how my favorite team played this year, the lack of doing much to fix things, and then basically being willing to allow the best catcher in the game to walk… after getting “two” years out of him when you traded away a possible future top-line pitcher.
So, low interest in watching other teams.
But the Fall Classic is here. Limited fans are being allowed in as it’s all being played in Texas. Soon enough, a World Series champion will be crowned. Some will say it comes with an asterisk. Others won’t.
And so will be the final Fall Classic of the Can of Corn Challenge. Though I have loved some of the themes and topics; and reading others when there were some, this challenge has reached its limit. And I don’t see me bringing it back … I can just write about baseball when I feel like it.
Here’s hoping baseball – and life – is back to somewhat normal next spring.
If you happened to take part in this challenge this month, link up below!
Can of Corn Challenge 9: Fall Classic
The Can of Corn Challenge is a monthly blogging challenge that runs from February-October. You can see all information, as well as themes for 2020 by visiting this blog post. Feel free to join us for any and all themes! The linkup will remain live each month for about seven days.