This is what we want from sports, most of us, a remembrance of happy times and experience shared, warmth and kidding laughter, a marvelous sense of the importance of the unimportant.
Bronx Banter is just a few weeks away from completing its sixth full season yet it feels as if we’re just getting warmed-up. I am proud to bring the site to the SNY network of blogs. Along with Steve Lombardi’s Was Watching, our inimitable take on all things Yankees, helps give SNY great Bronx Bomber coverage, soup to nuts.
Much thanks to Steve Raab, Fred Harner, Matt Cerrone, John Keegan, and Ken Arneson for helping make this a smooth transition. And the move should be seamless for you guys as well.
You’ll notice the banner ads for SNY but otherwise, things are remarkably similiar to how they were at Toaster. Just so you know, as part of our deal, I retain complete editorial control, so the content will not change because we’re affliated with SNY. You will have to register for the comments section from scratch, an inconvenience I trust won’t be too much of a hassle. The new Loggin button can be found on the top left-hand portion of the page. I’ll keep reminding y’all as the week goes on. (In the conversion from Toaster, we’ve lost the comments for all posts that took placed during the last week, however the older posts still contain comments).
When I stared this site back in November of 2002, I didn’t choose the title Bronx Banter randomly. Sure, it had a nice ring to it, but if I had lived in Brooklyn at the time, I never would have used “Bronx” even if it was a Yankee blog.
Banter is what this blog has always been about. I’ve never thought that my opinion is the end all. I’m no expert. I’m an enthusiast. I love initiating convesation, banter. That’s what gets me going. I learn as much from you guys in the comments section as I do from anywhere else.
So, in addition to the usual Bronx Banter crew–Cliff Corcoran, Bruce Markusen, Will Weiss and Emma Span–Todd Drew, who writes the brilliant man-on-the-street blog, Yankees for Justice, is joining the team and will be posting on a regular basis. Diane Firstman will also be on board, providing a daily one-stop-shop of Yankee links around the ‘Net. I’m thrilled to have both of them jern the club, and honored to have such a strong group of writers working with me to bring you our own unique brand of Yankee coverage.
The look of the site is in Beta form, and we’ll be tweaking things as we get our bearings during the winter months. Bear with us as we get the hang of the new technology. As always, I encourage you to give me your take on what you like and what you don’t like about the site. The hope here is to make Bronx Banter bigger and better while remaining true to the spirit of intelligence, humor, empathy and curiosity that has marked our first six seasons.
And that’s word to Big Bird.