Hi everyone. Before I get to this, I just want to say thank you to everyone who left their kind words in my previous post. I did not take this decision to move on lightly, this is something that has been on my mind for a while. I have new projects that I want to devote my time to (non-baseball related) and there are aspects of my life that I have not spent enough time on that require more of my attention. In many ways, this site was like a child, and I would rather pass the child on to a loving parent than to become a deadbeat dad. Saying that…
Gregg has agreed to take over control of the site. My only request from Gregg is that the site was never to be sold. Gregg will now take full control and be providing content. Anyone else who has contributed here (and I am eternally grateful) should contact Gregg about continuing on and helping out. Gregg is free to move forward with the site as he sees fit, including content and layout. You can follow Gregg on twitter (@PhuturePhilz) and you already should be, as he regularly tweets updates from the day’s games. Gregg is working on creating a new email address for the site, and when he has all of that set up he will let everyone know how to contact him.
As I mentioned, the site will never be sold, so it won’t “go away”, and everything that has been written here will remain here forever. Gregg has been around for years, he’s kept you completely up to date on the happenings in Reading and Lehigh Valley, and in a way he’s been a better parent for this site than me in the last 2-3 years. I have no doubt that the quality of the site will not drop at all, and in fact, I believe it may actually improve. I am very thankful that Gregg agreed to step in. I would hope that you will extend him the same respect and you would continue to show the respect for the site that you have in the past. As I previously mentioned, I’m extremely proud of what this site has become, and I will be proud when I check in down the road 6 months from now and see the discussions raging on in a respectful, well thought out tone.
I may pop in to the comments section at some point to offer my two cents. I may even write a guest post, but I simply can’t commit to anything right now. Its been a really special 5+ years, I’m really thankful for all of the support, the kind words, and everything else. You can follow me on twitter (@giventofly41) and you know there will be Phillies related tweets, as well as the other random nonsense. So, thank you, and I’m sure our paths will cross again down the road. Be well.