Just wondering what impact
the changes at The Birdhouse will have on the Annex?
Walton’s take: Thanks for asking, Jim.
Our new Scout.com site will
eliminate the primary need for The Birdhouse Annex. The origin of The Annex was
to give me an outlet to post my stories immediately. Our previous publishing
system used for The Birdhouse was not flexible enough to enable both Ray and me to post stories and manage the site layout. It also was unable to easily accommodate the tables and graphs that I often use in
That meant there could be
a time lapse, sometimes considerable, between when I would complete a story and when Ray could post it, especially if he was
on the road at the time. Or, in other cases, we had to link between sites, which
However, that will be fixed
soon as I am able to post real time on our new site with Scout.com. Hence, readers
will again be able to go to one place to access all of our Cardinals content and know it is the most current.
I may decide to continue
to use the Annex for personal messages or those that relate to my other interests not directly related to the Cardinals, such
as fantasy baseball.