SOX & Dawgs Blog to Return with Different Format

Amanda BrunoCorrespondent IOctober 2, 2009

BOSTON - OCTOBER 02:  Jason Varitek #33 and Takashi Saito #24 of the Boston Red Sox celebrate the win over the Cleveland Indians on October 2, 2009 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox defeated the Indians 6-2.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Ian Bethune, founder and blogger of SOX & Dawgs announced today on his Twitter page that he will be bringing back his website that he abruptly shut down on Sept. 18.

He said that it would only cover the Boston Red Sox and UConn Huskies and he'd be dropping the New England Patriots and Boston Celtics.
It is not known at this time when the site will be officially back up and running.
"I missed it," said Bethune via Twitter. "But I'm going to be scaling it back and doing things a little differently."
Bethune posted a lot of information on a daily basis. For Red Sox coverage, he'd write pre-game and post-game notes, series pitching match-ups, batter vs. pitcher match-ups, broadcast information, and some video highlights just to name a few.
"I'm planning to change the Red Sox links, which consumes a lot of time. Also I haven't fully decided yet, but I probably won't be doing recaps of the Red Sox games right afterwards," said Bethune of some of the changes.
He said that the UConn coverage will probably stay the same.
On the brief two-week shutdown, Bethune doesn't regret it at all and maybe this is what he needed.
"It was a welcome break. I was burnt out and and needed to decide if whether I wanted to continue," explained Bethune. "Part of me what swayed me to come back was the support and well-wishes I received from a lot of readers.
"You really don't realize what you have until it's gone and the amount of support I got was quite surprising to me."
Once there's a set date, we'll be sure to announce it here on Batter-up with Bruno. 
Welcome back, Ian, the Red Sox Nation blogosphere can be right again and can perhaps almost look right again. Lots of surprise changes during the past two weeks.
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