One Writer’s Fond Farewell to Views from 314ft

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!

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8 Comments

  1. Twifffy

    Best of luck and thanks for all the great writing.

  2. RetroRob

    Best, Steven.

  3. BigDavey88

    Good luck Steven! Well deserved and your daily Yankee writing will be missed

  4. Joy Illimited

    Thank you for all of your very hard work; you and the gang have filled the RAB void admirably, it has quickly and seamlessly become the place to go for Yankee baseball news. Best of luck in your new job.

  5. Big Fan of Funyuns

    We love you Buzzie!

  6. DJ Lemeddardhieu

    Well folks, now you know. I tried my best to talk Steven out of this and even offered him double the pay but he wouldn’t take it. It is with mixed emotions that we wish Steven the best in all his future endeavors. I’m sure he’ll do fine in his new job as Secretary of the Navy.

    I know what many of you are thinking, that this now opens the door for the return of Mike. I’ve talked to him about it and he’s itching to get back. There’s not a day that goes by that he doesn’t regret shutting RAB down. That Patreon Ponzi scheme he started just ain’t fulfilling enough for him and he feels just awful taking more money from people to do less work, which is the main reason I told him I wouldn’t be a part of that. If he does end up taking the job losing Steven might be the best thing that ever happened to us. Amfkasd;fndsfkane;fdsk, I’m hardly going to be able to sleep tonight I’m so excited!

  7. Jimmy

    Best of luck in your new gig, Steven! and thank you very much for all of the hard work you put into posting here and back at RAB. It’s truly appreciated. I’ve always enjoyed your work and I’m sorry to see you finish but I wish you all the best in your new endeavors. God speed and Go Yankees!

  8. Ant C

    Best of luck sir!

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