For those that will be looking to this site for updates on Natsu Koushien tournament updates and the like, there will be some changes effective immediately.
First of all, while I will continue to try and get the brackets updated on a regular basis, but will not comment as thoroughly as I did before. I will just mention notable teams whenever appropriate.
There are several reasons for this. First of all, I still like 高校野球 and I'd like to keep it that way. Doing this coverage for 6 years has in some ways burned me out a bit. As you can tell from some of my commentaries and feeling regarding it now, the luster has been dulled a bit and the attempts in daily coverage during my non-working hours has burned me out a lot and made it harder each year for me to do this in general. So to preserve it in some ways, I will be doing less in the buildup to Natsu Koushien.
Also I have to accept that in the 6 years I've done this, while I have
some followers who have been very loyal to the blog, readership really
hasn't increased and while it sounds like complaining, it's a lot of
I don't know what this will mean for Natsu Koushien itself, if the live blogging will continue or if it will be more of a game recap with exceptionally notable AB's or plays. I'm sure that while my commentary on a pitch-by-pitch basis is liked, I'm sure there is a lot of boredom during a lot of games.