It's Will Leitch's last day at Deadspin, the wildly popular sports blog. I owe a lot to the man who, a couple years ago, hired me as Deadspin's commenting intern because he couldn't keep up with the onslaught of pending commenters. Most of all, I owe Will gratitude because he inspired me to start Walkoff Walk with my pal Camp Tiger Claw.
When I first started blogging eight years ago, I had a simple personal website that entertained family and friends. Inspired by the online writing of Rob Neyer, I actually considered starting a baseball blog back then called "Diamond Log" but the idea never left the dark hollows of my brain.
Fast forward to 2008 and, thanks to the support and inspiration of Will and many other sports bloggers, Walkoff Walk is up and running. We've got passionately smart and funny readers and commenters, and I think some of the best baseball blogging around.
So enjoy your slow walk into the sunset, Mr. Leitch, and tune into your local purveyors of televised baseball to find out:
- WILL A.J. Daulerio give us the same good treatment that Will Leitch did?
- CAN the Cardinals topple the seemingly unbeatable Royals in the battle for the hearts of minds of Missourians?
- DOES Robert Weintraub stand a snowball's chance in hell of continuing his series of old-timey baseb....zzzzzzzzz
- SHOULD I just vote for Ryan Ludwick anyway?
See you tomorrow, folks.