So … this was a slow week?
Usually the week before spring training begins is for non-roster invitees, minor-league contracts and buying sunscreen. Not so much this time around, though I have to say it certainly made my time here that much more interesting.
The best part, though, is the readers. I very much enjoyed the conversations and debates we had, and now I have a much more intimate understanding of what kind of a community exists here. It’s something special – you all share a passion for something and have found a great way to share it. I was glad to help guide the discussion for a little while.
I also appreciated all your emails. I’ve done my best to keep up with most of them throughout the week, and will try to get to the rest as soon as possible (though, like Pete just did, I’m going on hiatus for seven days starting tonight).
To those who said they enjoyed my postings: Thanks very much. But I’m just a relief pitcher. You guys have a terrific leader in Pete and he’s someone who is, literally, a pioneer with this stuff. He’s the best in the business, no doubt.
I hope all of you will continue to read my columns in The Journal News (you can always find my stuff at www.lohud.com/borden) as well as check in with the FACEOFF blog that I do with Rick Carpiniello (faceoff.lohudblogs.com). I’ll do my best to let you know when we’re debating something Yankees or baseball related, but give us a click in the mornings anyway. Since it’s clear most of you don’t mind stating your opinion, you’ll fit right in.
Thanks again for sticking around with me this week. We had thousands of comments on a couple dozen posts, despite the fact that the first side sessions of the spring are still a few days away. That’s pretty amazing. It’s also just further proof that the greatest part of this gig is you.