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“I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying.”
- Woody Allen

I couldn’t help but think of this classic Woody quote yesterday after Rob Neyer announced that he’s leaving ESPN. Almost immediately, a series of appreciations appeared on-line, from the likes of Will Leitch, Craig Calcaterra, Tommy Craggs and the boys at Pinstriped Bible (to name just a few). Rob is one of the most influencial baseball writers of the Internet Generation, and he’s a nice guy to boot, so it was warming to see all the love thrown his way. Especially, since he’s not, you know, dead.

Rob might have left ESPN but he’s not retiring. Today, he started blogging for SB Nation.

Categories:  Bronx Banter  Sportswriting

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8 comments

1 RIYank   ~  Feb 1, 2011 1:11 pm

Wow. SB Nation is now a serious player (maybe that's not a new thing and I'm just behind the curve).

2 bags   ~  Feb 1, 2011 1:26 pm

Alex, Cliff gives you a nice call out/thank you in the PB article. A nice touch.

3 Alex Belth   ~  Feb 1, 2011 1:31 pm

I saw that. Cliff is the best. And it has been really cool to see all the love going Rob's way. From what I know of Rob, he's good people.

4 thelarmis   ~  Feb 1, 2011 2:07 pm

yes, Cliff is best!

i read Neyer every single day at espn. don't always love his yankee hating, but i always read him and have for many, many years. never hoid of SB Nation. will go check it out now. not sure if i'll follow neyer there, but i do wish him the very best...

5 thelarmis   ~  Feb 1, 2011 2:13 pm

[1] you're behind the curve AND you're ahead of the change-up. spring training is in just a coupla weeks - you better get your act together.

6 Chyll Will   ~  Feb 1, 2011 2:18 pm

I don't know if I like him more now because he left E@#% or because of his First Principles (which I hope he doesn't go all Citizen Kane on us with)...

7 RIYank   ~  Feb 1, 2011 2:28 pm

[5] Dang. I can't remember the last time I felt so out of it.
[6] I hate the expression 'first principles', though I do like Neyer's.

8 Yankee Mama   ~  Feb 1, 2011 4:31 pm

I've always liked Neyer. Must admit, I never heard of SB Nation until now. At first I thought it meant Sox Boston Nation and I got annoyed.

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