One question I get all the time is why did I start this blog?
The answer goes back to 2004 when I wrote a feature story about fan blogs and centered it on Alex Belth and Bronx Banter. After writing the story, I continued reading Alex’s blog – and many others – and found myself envious of the writers. I was limited by the space in my newspaper and conventional baseball writing; they had no such restrictions. Alex wrote about Chad Curtis one day and Kurtis Blow the next.
I convinced my editors at The Journal News to let me blog about the Winter Meetings in 2005 in Dallas. That led to the blog you’re reading now.
Bronx Banter kept improving and now Alex has taken another step, joining the SNY.TV Blog Network. That is where you’ll find Bronx Banter from now on.
In further good news, Alex has recruited Todd Drew to work with him. Todd is one of our readers who started his own blog, Yankees for Justice. If you haven’t read his work, you should.
Alex also has his old crew – Cliff Corcoran, Bruce Markusen, Emma Span and Will Weiss – going along and retains full editorial control of what he is doing.
So please join me in wishing Alex and Todd well in their new venture. And make sure you fix your bookmark. If you weren’t reading Bronx Banter before, get on it.