Obviously, this is the end of the line for the 2011 season for the Reds. And even though the work on the stories and blog will not be stopping, I thought this was as good of a time as any for me to stop and say THANK YOU.
THANK YOU for reading my stories on Reds.com and MLB.com. THANK YOU for reading and/or commenting on this blog and for enough loyalty to make it one of the better trafficked MLB.com reporter blogs in our system. THANK YOU for being one of more than 8,600 followers I have on Twitter. I hope it was a useful tool for you to stay updated and that you enjoyed some of the banter.
I can’t believe I’ve been on a baseball beat for 11 seasons now, with season No. 6 covering the Reds in the books. What I like most about this job is its unpredictability. Every day and every game often brings something new or unexpected — whether it’s a three-homer night, an injury, a possible no-hitter, a 19-inning game in Philadelphia or like last night, a suicide squeeze bunt for a win in the 13th inning, followed by a wild four-walk and a balk but a scoreless inning for a save. Hopefully I was able to give you some insight about what happened on the field or in the clubhouse.
Expect a busier off-season than last winter as the Reds have some work to do to be contenders in 2012. Other than some much-needed vacation time here and there (the first coming in early November), I will be on the case throughout covering news and developments so please continue to check in.
But until next time, THANK YOU.