On My Debut Column at the Detroit Free Press

If you’ve been paying attention to the site over this last week, you’ve noticed that my name hasn’t been attached to the byline in any of the recent posts. This has nothing to do with the fact that the Detroit Free Press has asked me to be a columnist and everything to do with the fact that I’ve been on escape in the Appalachian Mountains.

However, even if I wasn’t in the High Country I’d still be struggling to post anything relevant, as I never expected any of my work, or this website, to garner any sort of attention, much less a major newspaper’s attention.

But here we are. I will continue to post here as often as I always have, but going forward you can also follow my thoughts every Tuesday at the Freep.

I’m about 189% sure that this wouldn’t be happening if all of you guys ignored the site here simply because I’m about 189% sure that I wouldn’t even be posting or ask the other fine members of the contributing contributors to post in my absence if you guys ignored the site. So, thank you for reading, whoever you may be. I wouldn’t be writing these words if it weren’t for you. I’d be writing different words, somewhere else, but I probably wouldn’t have received an offer from the Freep and I think I can speak for everyone when I say we all appreciate that.

I’m fairly certain you can tell how ecstatic I am to be joining the Freep, and beefing up their Tigers coverage. If I accomplish anything at all over there, it will be to provide a platform for interesting conversation. That’s what I do here. That’s what I’m going to continue to do over there.

As you well know, I try not to limit myself as some “traditional” journalists do, or have to do. This isn’t a daily newspaper and I’m not a beat writer, although I went to college for it, and I try to keep that distinction obvious. There are plenty of print and online outlets for you and I to get Tigers coverage. Box scores and quotes are an invaluable resource but those won’t be found at this web address, nor will they be found under my byline at the Freep.com.

For some reason you all like to read my ridiculousness. I’ll try to keep that going over there. You know, until they throw a bag over my head and kick me down the front staircase.

Until then, catch me here every Tuesday, beginning tomorrow.

  • http://twitter.com/BaconDrips Cameron Scott

    Congrats, and well deserved.

  • http://twitter.com/tiger337 tiger337

    Congratulations Josh!

  • gotigers11

    update the walkoff picture!

    • http://www.walkoffwoodward.com/ Josh Worn

      Haha, will do!

  • kevine640

    Congrats Josh! I guess I know have a reason to start navigating over to the Freep! I gave up on it a few years back as there coverage of the Tigers and Lions fell woefully short of both the Detroit News and Mlive.
    Just do me a favor… try to work “Shingle” into half of your columns!

    • kevine640

      uhh.. tha should read, “I now have” … as you can tell I did not go to school to become a beat writer.

    • http://www.walkoffwoodward.com/ Josh Worn

      Haha, well I suppose that’s the idea they had

  • verlander

    Congrats!

  • kalinecountry

    Congratulations, hope it’s everything you hope for as you move forward writing about our Tigers. Anything like WW, your writing for the freep will be a success.

    • http://www.walkoffwoodward.com/ Josh Worn

      Thanks, I will try

  • http://twitter.com/whitecastlerun Dan

    Congrats! Can you also link to your articles from here so I don’t have to remember to check Freep on Tuesdays?

    • http://www.walkoffwoodward.com/ Josh Worn

      I will be. Ill also probably be writing a secondary piece to go up here the day my Freep one goes up. Not sure I will have time to get one tomorrow, but I’ll try to do it as often as possible.

  • Kurt

    Congrats!

  • http://www.facebook.com/MotownWebGuy Joseph St John

    You haven’t been watching Fielder very closely. He at times seems to be the most disinterested player on the field. Ever watch his mannerisms / facial expression approaching the plate to bat?

    Fielder looks like he wants to be home with his boys instead. He looks like the prototype player that gets hit in the head by a thrown baseball because his mind and eyes are elsewhere.

    Also, Fielder is not one to ‘forget’ disagreements…. no way Jose!!

    Signed
    Cecil

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