The Final Dark Days of Thunder Matt's Saloon

February 11, 2010 | Comments (8) | by Jake the Terrible Cubs Fan

It's gotten quiet in the Saloon lately. Real quiet.

Not only have we hardly been writing about the Cubs, we've hardly been not writing about the Cubs which was are M.O. for the last couple years. This I'm sure has led to the question from all four of you still reading our site. Is TMS dead?

The answer is: almost.

The lights at Thunder Matt's Saloon will be going out for good on February 28. On March 1 we will begin a new era as we open a new and improved Cubs blog called Exile on Clark Street.

I'm sure that may lead to a couple folks drudging up our failed blog Pomp Culture. Yes, we tried to ditch the whole idea of being a Cubs blog and it didn't quite work out. I assure you this will be different. For one, we will still be a Cubs blog, and two, um....I have no two.

The main purpose for Exile is that we're going to refocus our efforts on bringing more Cubs coverage yet still maintain the strange esoterica that made TMS popular for a small group of folks. In order to do that we're joining forces with two other Cubs blogs that do a great job keeping up with the latest happenings with the ball club. College of Idiots and Wasting Away in Wrigleyville will be partnering up with us for this new blogging venture.

We're pretty excited for this new site as we get back into gear for the upcoming season. For a sneak peek here's a look at the new site's header.

Hats off to Ginger Russ for the sweet design.

Anyway, my main point is business at the Saloon is definitely slow and coming to an inevitable halt, but I assure all of you to stay tuned as we get ready to launch Exile on Clark Street on March 1st.


Troy @ 8:00 PM, February 11, 2010

i say its not as dead as you think . . . or maybe im just too optimistic . . . i check several times a day for new posts lol

Hay Zeus Urslin' @ 8:47 PM, February 11, 2010

Long live the King!

T.Church @ 11:00 PM, February 11, 2010

I will follow thee...

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Wolter @ 3:50 PM, February 12, 2010

I'm going to start stepping up my blogging about not the Cubs when this goes into effect. Expect even more non-coverage about 1979, Iron Maiden, NES games, and Larry King.

Harvey Milk @ 11:39 PM, February 12, 2010

More like Exile on Halsted Street!

Miltie @ 11:06 PM, February 13, 2010

Shine on you crazy diamonds!