If the above image is slightly blurry, it’s because light is at a premium in my Upper Midwestern home at the moment: what my weatherman is calling “freezing rain” but what I’d describe more accurately as “liquid sadness” is falling all over the place as as I type these electronic words.
The good news is, thanks to the misguided kindness of Maple Street Press owner James Walsh, I now own all these frigging book things. In somewhat related news, it appears as though Walsh will appear next week on FanGraphs Audio. Join us for this landmark event.
One early and superficial observation about these assorted annuals: there’s a chance the Cardinal one will make people cry.