October 25, 2007

Welcome Back, Interest in Baseball

Welcome readers, to the new and improved Red Hot Mama. You may have noticed that the past season has been kind of a downer around here, due in part to the fact that it’s been the same old mediocrity around Cincinnati but also due in fact to my perspective getting stale. I mean, honestly: there are only so many funny ways that a woman can say “please, for the love of all that is good, stop sending out Stanton.”

So we’re mixing it up around here. We’re taking the exclusive focus off of the Reds in favor of a broader picture of the whole National League Central. If we’re lucky, maybe one of these teams will win the division.

“But you don’t know anything about any of the teams in the NLC except the Reds,” you might say. To which I would respond, “what do you mean ‘except the Reds’?”

In case you were wondering what my Crack Technical Staff was up to while I was undergoing my team-identity existential quandary–and I know you were–he’s been working on a pretty massive change as well. Not only did he design the new look and feel for the site, but he also changed the entire underlying technology. Even as you read this, you have the ability to comment even if you’re not registered, plus edit those comments for up to 10 minutes after you post them.

Speaking registering for an account, if you were previously registered, your account has been migrated to the new software. Check your email for a message with your new password. If you have any problems, drop me a line and we’ll get it figured out.

And with that, I’ll get down to business. This is quite a thrill for me. I haven’t been this excited about baseball since Bronson Arroyo went to Cincy. And just look how well that worked out!

4 comments to “Welcome Back, Interest in Baseball”

  1. KC2HMZ says:

    Looks good, RHM! I didn’t get a new password in e-mail but figured out how to get WordPress to let me reset it and send me a new one…which I promptly changed back to my old one.

    New look and feel closely enough resembles the old one so as to not be totally alien and a big shock, but different enough to make me look around a bit first.

    I think I’m posting the first comment on the new format, woo-hoo!


  2. jinaz says:

    Good luck with the new digs. I’ll be interested to see what you do with the Central.

    I’m also starting to get a bit more broad in my coverage, though I expect I’ll always keep my focus primarily on the Reds. They have to win sooner or later, right?

  3. Joel says:

    I fear change. How am I going to accidentally stumble upon RHM while searching for porn if you start cluttering it up by talking about other teams? Can you just refer to it as the NL C*nt-ral?

    Does this mean that there will be even less fake news about the Reds on the internet? I liked it so much better than the real stuff.

  4. Red Hot Mama says:

    I believe I just got an email offering to sell me some genuine NL C&nt-ral earlier today. Sounded like a good deal, if it really makes the girl in the picture hold her hands 10 inches apart.