Where do I begin?
After much prayer and careful consideration, I have decided to step down as the co-editor of Marlin Maniac and retire from writing. This wasn’t a decision that I made lightly. I have absolutely loved writing about the Miami Marlins, and have been privileged to share that passion with you. Unfortunately, current time constraints have prevented me from doing this job the justice that it deserves.
Fortunately this decision was made much easier with the transition of Scott Alfano. Scott will be taking my place and is an excellent editor and writer. He will provide Marlin Maniac with a fresh perspective and an excellent style that I am excited to see.
I will still be a frequent visitor to the site, as I am not going anywhere else to write. Why leave for another place when the best Marlins’ site on the internet is right here? I will make it a habit to comment in the discussions, and you will still hear me occasionally bemoaning the lack of defense from Garrett Jones, or the baffling love affair between Adeiny Hechavarria and the Marlins front office. Of course, you will still hear me cheering on the Marlins as Christian Yelich works another 9 pitch at bat, or Steve Cishek throws another frisbee slider past some poor hitter as well.
Ultimately though, I hope you don’t remember me just as someone who evaluated players on the Marlins. I hope you remember me more for the heartfelt stuff that I wrote, like one of my favorite all-time pieces, which happened to be on Derek Jeter. The hope that Miami would someday have a player like Jeter, that us fans can say is one of the greatest ever, is my biggest dream. I am hoping for a player that spends his whole career in Miami, and when he retires, everyone knows that he will have a bust in Cooperstown wearing a Marlins hat after his first appearance on the Hall of Fame ballot.
I really wanted to take this opportunity to say thanks to all of the wonderful writers that I have had a chance to work with over the past year. It has been a great group of guys and girls that have made cheering for the Marlins that much more enjoyable.
I also wanted to thank my co-editor Ehsan Kassim. I managed to write 325 articles in my time with Marlin Maniac, and none of that would have been possible without his help and leadership. Keep an eye on Ehsan because his writing is only getting better, and he is only going to get bigger. I am excited to see what the future holds for him.
Finally I wanted to thank the readers and anyone who has ever commented on any of my articles. I have loved engaging with every one of you, even the ones that pointed out my grammatical mistakes (very embarrassing haha). It has been a pleasure to share my thoughts with you and I look forward to cheering the Marlins onto a World Series with you in the future.
Goodbye, and Go Fish!