Sad to hear. Vox is closing it down. I've always enjoyed Sickels' work and it was nice that a national voice was a Twins fan. Hope he lands on his feet.
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Posted 02 December 2018 - 10:41 AM
Sad face, but then, I only went once a month or so.....and I guess most didn't go as often as they go to other sites.
Posted 02 December 2018 - 12:23 PM
We will find John Sickels. We will read John Sickels. And we will be the better for it.
Posted 02 December 2018 - 03:06 PM
Hang in there John. Your writing and research is unique and appreciated.
Posted 02 December 2018 - 06:34 PM
Happens.Sickels had his minorleagueball.com blog for years and then he wanted to monetize it.It did not work out.Blogging is a labor of love.Very few blogs make it when they cross the for profit line...
Also, it does not look like it is shutting down... Just moving to a different self-financed spot.
Edited by Thrylos, 02 December 2018 - 06:37 PM.
Posted 10 December 2018 - 10:57 AM
Wonder where John will go... It's a great site and a must read. Big mistake by Vox.
This is unfortunate, though John Sickels will land on his feet and that's' really the key... I hope so at least. He's always been good to me!
Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:17 PM
Posted 28 February 2019 - 09:42 AM
Not sure if we updated this but apparently Sickels is writing for the Atlantic.
Posted 28 February 2019 - 11:01 AM
I think you mean The Athletic.
I must admit, when I first heard of The Athletic, I too thought it was The Atlantic. I kept wondering why sports writers kept going to an old Boston publication focusing on current events. And I further kept wondering why I couldn't find them when I tried to search the site.