Friday, January 2, 2009

The death of a blog

This caught me (and many others) way off guard. The Pride Of The Yankees blog at is likely done. I found this very troubling for a number of reasons, the least of which was the fact that I have known the brothers writing team since we were wee lads. I'm having trouble going to past tense here, so bear with me.

POTY is/was a great first-stop source for all Yanks baseball news, not disimilar to Buster Olney's "blog" with all the latest news from around the league. David and Aziz are/were adept at siphoning out the noise and giving us the nuggets that would most interest us.

Besides the writing of the brothers, POTY has/had a great following of commenters who didn't fall prey to the hyperbole, name-calling, slap fights that overtakes other large sites. They are/were smart, fact-driven, self-policing. It was a joy to watch/read.

Some 30-odd comments into the post-mortem, they posted this in a comment:

Aziz and I are working with the staff to try and maintain this site. While the blogging will likely stop for a little while, we're hoping to bring the blog back in the not-too-distant future -- hopefully with us as contributors (only less often), and perhaps with other contributors as well.
We can only hope.

Now, D&A have given the reasons of "life" and "law school" as reasons to halt the daily production and I hope the call was theirs to make.

Nonetheless, here at IIATMS, I welcome all of the POTY readers with open arms and bountiful comments-driven debates. I will leave their links in the blogroll and daily blog circuit to keep vigil.

1 comment:

David said...

Thanks so much for this post. Judging from the feedback we've received, it's clear to us that we underestimated the value of our blog. Hopefully it will be back in the future in some form or another.
Again, many thanks.