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Hey kids, the moon has a face and it smiles on the lake.

  • WHAT can we say that we haven't already said in this month long goodbye? Well, it wouldn't hurt to say thank you again. Readers, collaborators, e'rybody,

  • WHAT will it be like to NOT chronicle a baseball season here for the first time since 2007? I assume it'll be weird for us, and maybe for you but we'll all adjust. And you can be pretty sure we're not gonna be silent, per se. We're all atwitter here. And we'll be popping up on our friends' sites to be sure.

  • GOT a witty bon mot that will metastasize and eventually kill you if you don't get it out? Hurry up and post it. Thought the site will stay up we're turning off comments this week.

  • HOW will your favorite team do this year? We wish em well no matter who they are.

  • SURE there are a million other places to read about baseball, but where will you go for talk about food and pictures of babies dressed like food? To Rob and mine's new website! We're in the formative stages of putting together Eatoff Eat, a new recipe and restaurant review site. It's on Tumblr (and Twitter), so it'll be a little less formal than things have been on WoW, but do stop by sometime to see if we figure it out.

So that's it. Today is Walkoff Walk's 3rd anniversary. It's also the day every insurance man dreams of. Packing up the office and heading home for a long leisurely retirement. I bought an RV. Rob and I wish all of you the very best and we'll see you this summer at the #HEIST. Be well, friends.

Same WoW channel.


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50 Comments

So long, and thanks for all the Lobster Babies.

FIRST!!11111!!

On eatoff eat if there's a double post:
nice guy fieri reference

Farewell, dear friend. I'll miss your musk.

And because this is going to be on the final page forever: Rob welched on his bet to sing Bon Jovi karaoke.

If I find "Yakety Sax" played in a minor key, I'm totally posting it here.

Last day of WoW and the potential for over a foot of snow up here in upstate NY, this week is going to suck. Thanks gain guys. Let's up we can still get together for the WoW fantasy baseball and football leagues. We are still going to have those, right?

The Colonel, good call on the bet.

Also, any commenters with web sites? Can we get a complete list?

Though the site will stay up we're turning off comments this week.

That might be the saddest sentence in WoW history. Thanks for the memories, boys. It's been a great ride.

Goodbye friends.
Thanks for the larfs.
And I never did get my Lobster Baby pin. That's the saddest sad of all.

@njpanick, yeah my eyes got a little misty when I read that.

This music video is brought to you by WELCH'S Grape Juice

Seriously, though: Thanks for everything. This blog was friggin' awesome and I'll miss it. Hell, almost makes me want to fire up a baseball blog...

Incidentally: PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT IN TWO WEEKS

Guys, thanks again for the life-sustaining whimsy. I could NOT be more excited about Eatoff Eat (I refuse to believe my smarter self telling me that it's a joke--it's not a joke, right? RIGHT???). I LOVE YOU ALL. Larga vida a los camarones!

PS UU: Besides twitter, many of us have tumblrs. You can go to mine, see who I follow (I think you can see that from your view).

@Gorge, thanks. I might have to start using twitter.

Also, if Rob doesn't set up the WoW fantasy baseball and football leagues I'll be happy to do so.

@Gorge, also totally random question, do you ever watch Craig Birnbach do the sports on KATU in Portland? He is a friend of mine from college.

Gazpacho and the human condition! I cannot wait.

Bye frenz. I'm gonna go spell all your names out with rocks now.

UU: I think Colonel keeps a good Twitter list of WoWwies and you can get to everybody's sites from their profiles I think.

I too joined Tumblr in a timely fashion:

http://thewideninggyre.tumblr.com/

Thanks for all of the good times, friends.

Thanks everyone, I'll start book marking all of them.

UU: I know the guy, yes. He does a very solid job here.

Hasta luego, Rob, Kris, Drew, et al. And commenters. It was a fun ride while it lasted.

Also - even though I'm slightly better with art than religion, who's Judas?

Thank you, Rob, Catshirt, Drew, McQuade, and 310toJoba for all your hard work and comedy pyramids.

http://twitter.com/missclare
http://spinning-around.tumblr.com
http://foodsexshelter.tumblr.com

It feels like the last day of school in here.

@Phony
Judas is played by the man who should never hit leadoff, Corey Patterson.

And for those of you dying for Wu-Tang reblogs and pics of my son, my tumblr is here.

the fucksa tumblr?

@NJ - thanks. I guess I should've said "which one" is Judas. Just couldn't remember where he was in the painting.

Clare - don't forget to clean out your locker!

Welp, you talked me into it. I just joined Tumblr about five minutes ago (as of this comment).

I can't believe you make enough money running a baseball blog that you can retire in 3 years. I will start one once I figure out which Braves player I'm going to cuss at all year. www.scottlamebrink.com

Thanks for the fun times guys. I will see all you guys at Rob's wedding and I look forward to WoW NCAA tournament challenge and WoW fantasy baseball this summer.

thank you :D

I'll miss you most of all, Lobster Baby.

Thanks so much, you guys. This was one of my favorite baseball sites to read ever since I discovered it way back in '08. All the best to you all. Fantastic work.

btw, here is a shitty fantasy sports blog I would update every once in a while. I might need to start writing some more there and get a tumblr account.

http://fscomplaintbox.blogspot.com/

And that's the end of that chapter.

Thanks fellas. Been a pleasure reading you.

I will always carry you inside of me.

Physically, like as if we were doin' it.

Thanks, everyone. I am seriously and wholly overwhelmed by the amount of well-wishes that Rob Neyer got today from his big announcement.

Neyer announced his leaving of ESPN the same day that your month long goodbye came to a crescendo. You guys totally got Robbed

OK SO THIS IS THE FINAL COUNTDOWN TO THE BIG SAYONARA IT SEEMS LIKE YOUR FAREWELL IS LASTING LONGER THAN BIG OL BOB COXS AND HE RAN ROUGHSHOD FOR 162 GLORIOUS GAMES

ANYWAY THE BEST WAY TO KEEP IN CONTACT AND IN TOUCH WITH MY COMINGS AND GOINGS IS TO WRITE TO THE WRENBIRD IN CARE OF THE BRAVES BASEBALL GANG OR ALSO YOU COULD JUST DO A BING SEARCH FOR BASEBALL BANGERS THAT MASH AND I WILL BE THE NUMBER ONE MOST DOWNLOADED SEARCH LINK

SO TAKE GOOD CARE OF ALL OF YOUR SELVES AND MAYBE THIS SUMMER YOU CAN GET OUT OF YOUR STUDIO APARTMENTS AND TAKE IN SOME SUNSHINE AT A GRAND GAME OR TWO. OL CHIP WILL SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES AND PLAY BALL

This was one of only 6 sports blogs I read (now 5) and the others were all NBA blogs. Not to get too weird, but I am gonna miss the shit outta this site. It birthed a ton of good humor and I was pumped to be around for the whole damned thing. Good luck, fellers. I'll end this paragraph by stating what John Quincy Adams said in his first address to the continental congress: "Buy my book you bastards." Then, he defeated slavery. A beautiful statement.

No one gives a shit, since I didn't comment too much but:

twitter.com/beardsinc (a lot of NBA gibberish)
10Listens.com (soon to return)
abusrdistmedia.com (soon to become my personal tumblr, I think)

I'm pumped to buy a ticket to the next #HEIST, have an horrific tragedy occur just before the #HEIST and miss the #HEIST. Otherwise it just wouldn't be a #HEIST.

HEY KRIS REMEMBER WHEN WE DIDN'T TALK FOR LIKE A YEAR OVER A WOMAN LOL ROFL? THOSE WERE THE DAYS.

I'll miss every one of you beautiful bastards. Well, most of you.

http://samsplace.tumblr.com/

http://nyrightnow.tumblr.com/

So long and thanks for all the shellfishes.

Chipper awoke before dawn, he put his cleats on
He took facepaint from the ancient gallery
And he walked on down the dugout
He went into the intern's room where Lloyd lived, and then he
Paid a visit to Drew, and then he
He walked on through the clubhouse
And he came to a door and he looked inside
Kris Yes Chipper I want to kill you
Iracane I want to waaaaaaahhhh!

C'mon Lobster Baby take a chance with us

first time, long time.

i've been a huge fan of this site for since the fat cheering kid in taiwan post. i've been following ever since.

I came for the fat cheering asian kids but stayed for the wallaby rapes.

this will leave a gigantic whole in my blog life.

This keeps up a weird trend that has followed me around since I first started internetting in 1999. I'll find a really funny, clever site with which I can interact with great people and within months, sometimes just weeks or days, it dies out just after I start posting. I am the accidental clubhouse cancer, the Jeff Kent of the information superhighway.

ANYWAYS

I am truly bummed that you guys are giving up this endeavor. It was an absolutely essential part of my baseball day for all of 2010. The fact that this shindig will be no more while Harold Reynolds still has a TV career is something that will eat at me for years. I'm a huge fan of hilarity and snark, and the death of WoW will leave a big hole in me. About 4 inches higher than the one where the poop comes out.

You duders are the best in the baseball humor game and I look forward to future twitter musings and guest posts on other blogs. I do have to ask, though. Given this kind of retirement, do you plan to start a vineyard?

Shoulda been you, TBL.

Anyways, thanks for the fantastic blog, I always enjoyed the posts and comments. Great job all around. Thanks to you we will always root for shrimptastic endings.

"Good night, you princes of Maine, you kings of New England."

-Some movie I've never seen

Always good reads 'round these parts. One thing I think of often and laugh to myself about is Dusty Baker testing positive for toothpicks. I re-read old posts once in a while and laugh just the same.

Had fun glogging with some of ye as well.

Take it easy, y'all. Good on you to keep it light-hearted to the end.

So, what'd I miss?

Oh, wait...

That I might be gone a long time
And it’s only that I’m askin’
Is there something I can send you to remember me by
To make your time more easy passin’

Oh, how can, how can you ask me again
It only brings me sorrow
The same thing I want from you today
I would want again tomorrow

I got a letter on a lonesome day
It was from her ship a-sailin’
Saying I don’t know when I’ll be comin’ back again
It depends on how I’m a-feelin’

Well, if you, my love, must think that-a-way
I’m sure your mind is roamin’
I’m sure your heart is not with me
But with the country to where you’re goin’

So take heed, take heed of the western wind
Take heed of the stormy weather
And yes, there’s something you can send back to me
Spanish boots of Spanish leather

To absent friends, lost loves, old gods, and the season of mists;
and may each and every one of us always give the devil his due.

IBTL

Clooney.