Posted by Steve Lombardi on November 1, 2011
Have to say, I feel like Captain Spaulding at this moment.
…Hello, I must be going,
I cannot stay, I came to say, I must be going.
I’m glad I came, but just the same I must be going…
Back in June of 2007, I started contributing to the (then) "Stat Of The Day" Blog at Baseball-Reference.com. And, I've been doing it here ever since then - over the last 5 baseball seasons.
It's said that time flies when you're having fun. And, my time here is testament to that – as it has gone by in a blink of an eye. Heck, I want to get Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes to sing a song about it - it's been so much fun. Time of my life, really.
Of course, I want to thank Sean Forman, the Henry Chadwick of the electronic age, for taking a flier on me back in the summer of 2007. It's been a privilege and an honor to be associated with him, and this site, during my time here.
And, thanks to Neil Paine for all his help while we have been here together. For a Red Sox fan, he's an OK dude.
Also, thanks to my colleagues at this blog - Andy, Raphy, and John - for adding great content to the blog and allowing me to ride on their coattails as often as I have over the years.
Sean, Neil, Andy, Raphy and John are very astute baseball fans - as are those who read this blog and leave comments herein. And, while I have already thanked the former, I especially want to thank the latter as well.
I'm a diehard baseball fan - but, not the most sabermetrically inclined one. I know just enough to be dangerous and little enough to easily make a fool of myself.
Yet, the readers of this blog have always been very friendly and kind towards me regarding my posts here. That's unheard of in cyberspace where it seems like just sharing a sundry thought publically at times opens the "You're an idiot!" shooting gallery for the veiled e-flame throwers. Those who leave comments at this blog are a unique bunch. And, it’s been great hanging with y’all.
Again, the whole thing here, since that first day back in the summer of 2007, has been wonderful. Please accept my thanks to everyone - on both sides of the curtain for this blog - for your part in making that happen.