Allow myself to introduce … myself.
I’m Todd Zolecki and I joined MLB.com on Feb. 2 after spending more than nine years at The Philadelphia Inquirer. I’ll be covering the Phillies for MLB.com, which means I’m headed to Clearwater on Thursday to cover spring training. Once I return to Philly on April 2, I’ll be following the team throughout the season and into the off-season.
I’ve been covering the Phillies since April 2003, and I’m excited about the opportunity to cover them for MLB.com. I’m also excited that I’m back blogging. I’ve been blogging about the Phillies since April 2007, and I’ve enjoyed it immensely. I’m especially thrilled that I have a relatively decent headshot on this page. For those of you who saw my previous headshot on my previous blog, yes, I’m aware it was bad (friends and family kindly reminded me of this on a weekly basis). I’m hoping the improved headshot is a sign of good things to come. I think it is.
I hope you bookmark this page and make yourself a regular visitor. I’ll be providing news and analysis as much as humanly possible. I also plan to have a little fun, too. This is baseball, right? It’s supposed to be fun, isn’t it?
Feel free to contact me. I’m always open to suggestions.