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.