Posted By Jeff Fletcher on May 20, 2011 9:30 am
My loyal blog followers may have wondered what’s happened to me over the past week. Well, I’ve been absent for a good reason. I’ve been spending my time figuring out my new job: editor of the Giants and A’s magazines.
I’m pretty happy about the opportunity to continue working in the baseball media (I was afraid I might have to go work at Starbucks) and to keep doing so in the Bay Area, covering teams I know very well. I’m looking forward to doing something just different enough to be a challenge, but just similar enough to be comfortable.
If you haven’t checked out the magazines at the ballpark or in the team stores — you can even subscribe to the Giants here and the A’s here — you should do it. There’s stuff in them that you won’t find anywhere else. The cover story in the June Giants Magazine, on Madison Bumgarner, is especially good. Oh, and that Josh Willingham story on the cover of the May A’s Magazine is also excellent. (See what I did there? I wrote those.)
Now, I know what you’re thinking: “That’s great, Jeff, but what about this blog? And what about your Twitter account? We don’t want to have to wait a month to see what you have to say about the Giants and A’s!”
Well, no promises.
I will still be watching lots of Giants and A’s games and going to the ballpark regularly to work on stories for the magazines, but I can’t promise I’ll be blogging or tweeting as frequently. Also, I am now in a partnership with the Giants and A’s, so you’re all smart enough to know what that means.
Thanks to all of you who have supported me and followed me during my between-jobs limbo. Don’t stray too far. Never know when I’ll be there again.
Oh, you should also be sure to check me out tonight on Chronicle Live. They’ll be cutting away from their wall-to-wall Sharks coverage for a little baseball. My segment is supposed to be at 5:45. I’ll be checking in from AT&T Park, where the Giants and A’s will be beginning their interleague series.