As you probably know, the newspaper business is changing and not always for the better. Papers in Denver and Seattle closed this year and the recession has cut down the space in most every newspaper in the country.
My paper, The Journal News, is part of the Gannett Company. As part of their cutbacks, all employees are getting furloughed for one week this financial quarter. This coming week is my turn.
Under the rules, I can’t work at all. No blogging, no e-mails, no phone calls, no nothing.
As I love what I do, this week is going to be painful. As the Yankees gets on a roll, I want to be there to chronicle it. The good news is that several co-workers, including Sam Borden, Kevin Devaney and Joe Erwin, will update the blog. The lineups and breaking news will be here, just like always.
As for me, I may go catch a game or two as a fan and see the Stadium from somewhere other than the press box. Hit me up for a beer if you see me. Or buy me a beer, I could use one.
Catch you next Monday from Texas. If anybody needs a temporarily unemployed sportswriter, I’m available.