Our first post wasn’t much. Since then we’ve had several thousand posts, nearly 400,000 comments and just over 12 million page views.
Every Yankees beat writer (well, nearly everybody) does a blog now. I wasn’t sure if this would work when I started it and now I believe we’ll soon see the day when a newspaper hires somebody purely to travel with and blog about a team.
Meanwhile, the people back at the office are helping out. I just received a spiffy new Sprint air card modem, which means I can use my laptop (and blog) from pretty much anywhere. Thanks also to Journal News and LoHud.com sports editor Susie Arth, who has supported this forum from the start and pushed to make it better.
We’ll be looking to add some features this season. I’m hoping to line up a player or two for a guest post. There will be more Q&A sessions and an increase in podcasts. Sam Borden and I are kicking around some ideas for our own version of Yankees PTI.
If you have any ideas, send them along. The best thing about this blog are the readers. We have a lot of great baseball talk here and your desire to read about the Yankees is what fuels my desire to post. Never did I think so many people would want to know the lineup at 4 p.m. You guys have been great and thanks for spreading the word.
So that’s two years down and hopefully more to come. Thanks for reading. I’ll ask Carl Pavano to send each and every one of you $5. It only seems right.