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Movin' On Up...

Well we're Movin' on Up!
Movin' on Up!
To the east side!
Movin' on Up!
To a dee-luxe apartment in the sky, We're movin' on up!
Movin' on Up!
To the east side!
Movin' on Up!
We've finally got a piece of the pie!

--"The Jeffersons", CBS-TV, 1975-85

I feel like George Jefferson today.

I know, that's pretty weird. And you're scratching your head, saying, "Huh? Has Yellon gone off the deep end?"

Well, no. Let me explain.

About two weeks ago I got, out of the blue, e-mail from Tyler Bleszinski, who runs the terrific Oakland Athletics blog "Athletics Nation" -- which you really should check out, A's fan or not -- offering me the opportunity to join him and some other team bloggers in a new network of sports blogs.

I was exceptionally flattered by this offer, particularly when I learned that Markos Moulitsas, proprietor of "The Daily Kos" political blog (and, I learned, a HUGE Cubs fan), one of the most influential blogs on the planet, was one of the founders of this new company.

The bottom line is that I've joined, and "moved on up", as the song goes.

I'm going to be posting my Cubs baseball at Bleed Cubbie Blue.

It's still me. It's still going to be the same game posts, the stories about our community in the bleachers, stuff like running Ronnie Woo Woo out of town, the Tomato Inning, the travel I'm still going to make to road games, just in a different location. I kind of like the new layout and logo and when you go there, you'll see the ways in which you can participate, become part of the blog itself.

Yes, there are ads. Grant, who runs the Giants blog McCovey Chronicles, said as he was doing exactly what I'm doing here, moving from his personal site Waiting For Boof (and what a great name that is!) to his new one:

You will have an uncontrollable urge to click on the ads. It's okay. Run with that feeling. I'm sure (product or service offered by advertiser) will be of great use to you.

Seriously, I'm not for sale. What I write is not subject to any editing or editorial control other than my own.

This blog will stay here, for now -- I may post some non-baseball stuff here, and the archives will also stay here, until I can figure out how to move them, or maybe I'll just keep them here permanently. And you can still e-mail me at the "contact/comment" link above, and the e-mail addy will also be on the new blog.

I thank every single one of you for coming here for the last two years, and I've heard from many of you, and join me at Bleed Cubbie Blue.

Same me, different channel. See you there.