Awhile back, the Morning News made a big mistake. It entered into a content-sharing agreement with the Star-Telegram wherein it ceded baseball coverage to its crosstown rival. Then it took the best baseball writer in town and put him on the Cowboys beat. I’m talking about Evan Grant. So we hired him and launched InsideCorner, which was an immediate success. It drew a sizable audience, and the Observer just named it the best blog in town.
Then ESPN announced it was launching a Dallas site, and the Morning News soiled its drawers. After the newspaper took a shower and got itself cleaned up, it called Evan and made him an offer he couldn’t refuse (and that we, sadly, couldn’t match). So much for its arrangement with the Star-Telegram. Sharing is all well and fine when you can control the market. But when the Worldwide Leader comes to town, all bets are off.
In any case, Evan has written a few words of farewell over on InsideCorner. We’re going to miss the guy. Personally, I’ve never followed baseball that closely. I began reading Evan’s coverage out of a professional obligation. Checking in on the blog wound up being a pleasure rather than a chore, and I learned a lot about baseball this year. So cheers, friend. Thanks for the great season.
And don’t let the door hit you in the ass, traitor.