I’ve received many emails in recent weeks about the abrupt stop of the mailbag. Unlike what I wrote in the final mailbag of 2008, the weekly feature did not return as promised on Jan. 5 (I know it ended up being a lie, I’m sorry). At the time, MLB.com decided to head in a different direction and the mailbags were scratched.
But now comes the good news — the mailbag is back.
Well, actually it’s now called the “Inbox.” My weekly interaction with fans has a new name to better reflect how fans actually send me questions. So you can send your inquiries (along with your first name, first initial of your last name, and your city and state) to firstname.lastname@example.org and some of those questions will be incorporated in a future Inbox.
One change with the Inbox is that it won’t have a set run date. Unlike the mailbag, which ran every Monday, the Inbox will run whenever I have received enough questions to warrant one (and of course, when I have enough time to answer the questions as well). I am going to try to have it run at least once a week in Spring Training and then will determine how often it will appear during the regular season.
So thanks for your understanding and bring on the questions!