This is my 368th post at Views from 314ft and it is, unfortunately, my last. I have a new job where I won’t be able to write about the Yankees on a regular basis, so my time with this wonderful site must come to an early end.
When we came together to create Views from 314ft in April and May, I felt a bubbling excitement as a writer.
Working for Views was a chance to explore the idiosyncrasies and minutia that I love about baseball while taking on the responsibilities as one of the site’s head writers. Every day, I strove to unlock key insights into the Yankees’ organization and their players while having fun in the process; You as the readers can judge me on the first part, but I know I succeeded with the latter.
Interacting with the readership and molding the site to your anticipations and demands has been a blast. I tried to both give you what you expected while trying to figure out the topics you didn’t even know you wanted, hitting a level of Yankees-specific analysis that we felt was missing on the baseball internet.
In the process of working to make this site a reality and then keep it moving along, I developed friendships with the rest of our staff and I know they won’t miss a beat in my absence. I’ve learned plenty from my colleagues and can’t thank Randy, Derek, Bobby, Matt and Jonny enough for bearing with me in this journey and obliging me the opportunity to come along with them.
As in April, my deepest gratitude to the folks at River Avenue Blues for taking a chance on me a few years ago and allowing me to contribute to that site. It was my first chance to write about the Yankees and Views wouldn’t have been possible without RAB’s legacy, influence and support.
The backbone of Views remains with my exit stage left. From Derek’s detailed analysis to Bobby’s tireless work to Randy’s passionate posts I wish I could emulate to Matt’s reliable and fun Sunday posts (and Jonny’s pinch-hitting for the occasional Saturday), this site will be as strong as ever. There are countless articles I wish I could have written for Views (one being a World Series recap), but those guys will have the opportunity to do so in my stead. I’m glad to have been a part of it and I’ll simply move from writer to avid reader.
If you want occasional exclamations of joy about baseball, Celtics basketball or Carly Rae Jepsen’s entire catalog, you can follow me on Twitter if you haven’t already made that mistake. Otherwise, goodbye for now!