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Note that all new St. Louis Cardinals-related content will be posted on the new Birdhouse site,, rather than here.  An explanatory note is below. 
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Tuesday, February 15, 2005

A rare reader mail item on the front page...

What about The Annex?


Hi Brian:

Just wondering what impact the changes at The Birdhouse will have on the Annex?


Best wishes,

Jim McGuire


Walton’s take:  Thanks for asking, Jim.


Our new 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 my stories. 


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 was unwieldy.


However, that will be fixed soon as I am able to post real time on our new site with  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.

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