The LoHud Yankees Blog

A New York Yankees blog by Chad Jennings and the staff of The Journal News

Thanks for a great 2007

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Dec 31, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

A nice woman at the office named Sarah e-mails out a report on the blog’s page views every week. According to her numbers, we went over 10 million page views a few days ago.

Michael, we’re bigger than U.S. Steel. As the photo shows, A-Rod and Joba were quite pleased to hear the news.arod_joba092707.jpg

I started blogging for the first time at the 2005 Winter Meetings in Dallas. I can still remember waiting a day and a half for the first comment. I was convinced that the only people reading were the editors back at the paper and I wasn’t sure about some of them.

Now we have people from all 50 states and dozens of countries including thousands of people in Japan and Taiwan. There’s a community of fans who talk about the team and most everything else here. I write a little and you take it from there. Those 10 million page views are a testament to your passion for the Yankees.

All I can say is thank you. This has been a great journalism experience for me and it has been personally fun to meet so many of you at games or down in Tampa. I’m working with the paper to have a little meet-and-greet charity fundraiser before spring training. Once we get it worked out, I’ll report back.

My goals for 2008 are: A reader Q&A with a Yankee once a month, as much audio as I can collect and more on the prospects. With Joe Girardi taking over, more young players in big roles and Yankee Stadium closing down, 2008 will be a huge season.

Thanks for reading and being such a big part of this.


This blog doesn’t have a promotional budget. But I squeezed a few dollars out of the paper last year to sponsor two pages on the great site.

We sponsored RHP T.J. Beam and OF Kevin Thompson. T.J. never made the majors and was released. KT got 21 at-bats then was claimed by Oakland off waivers.

Not great. But we’re trying again. The blog will sponsor three Yankees this season:

RHP Jeff Karstens

New third base coach Bobby Meacham

New pitching coach Dave Eiland

I have my eye on a few more players, some who are actually good. Derek Jeter is available but costs $525. Meanwhile, go get ’em Jeff and good luck to Bobby and Dave in their new jobs.




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