Even before last night’s trade went down, the original plan was to do a chat today. Sure, there’s nothing going on with the Yankees, but we might as well talk about it, right?
Unfortunately, I’m back in Scranton this morning.
My former managing editor — the man who hired me out of college a decade ago — died over the weekend. Larry Beaupre was a remarkable newspaper man who, oddly enough, once worked at my current newspaper as well. From the moment I met him in my early 20s, Larry pushed me to be ambitious in my coverage, in my writing and in my career. He loved the newspaper business, and our industry was lucky to have such a respected leader who believed so wholeheartedly in the print medium.
I was lucky to have such a boss, friend, and mentor. And for the past few days, I couldn’t help thinking about my old colleagues who walked into that Scranton newsroom knowing they wouldn’t see him again. Larry was a good man, an amazing teacher, and he’ll be missed.
But of course, Larry would tell me there’s a team to cover and stories to write, so I’ll be back in New York later today and I’ll be hosting a chat right here on the blog at noon tomorrow. Stop by if you can.
Don’t forget it. Chat. Noon. Tomorrow. Be there.