A Changing of the Guard
To avoid burying the lede: I will no longer be running or contributing to Crashburn Alley for the foreseeable future. And Crashburn Alley is not going away.
NBC was brave enough to take a chance on me several years ago, allowing me to cover baseball at HardballTalk with a handful of terrific baseball writers and tremendous people. Now, I will be writing there on a full-time basis, five days a week. Part of this agreement requires my full attention at NBC Sports, so I can no longer write here.
I started this site eight and a half years ago as a bored college student. Through some hard work and a hefty amount of luck, I have turned baseball writing into a career and I have you, dear readers, to thank. Many of you have been here for nearly the whole ride. You’ve read Bill Conlin’s email to me in which he said Hitler would’ve killed bloggers. I’ve highlighted some race and gender — among other — issues in baseball. There were some charts. We have watched the Phillies go from also-rans to world fuckin’ champions and back to also-rans. We watched baseball analysis leap from the dark ages into the age of enlightenment. I like to think myself and the other wonderful people who have written for this site at one point or another helped that somewhat.
Corinne Landrey has offered to step up and run the site in my absence, and I am supremely confident she will do an excellent job as the editor-in-chief. It doesn’t take any kind of a leap of faith, as her work here has been some of the best baseball writing around. Show her the same kind of love and support you have shown me throughout the years, and follow the crew on Twitter:
Adam and Brad will still be hangin’ around as well, and Corinne may bring others aboard in the near future.
I’ll still be watching the Phillies religiously with every bit of fanaticism as in years past. It will be weird for me to watch the Phillies without a designated place to discuss and analyze the team. I will miss posting here and discussing the Phillies with you all tremendously.