Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Last One 4/1/21

 Hey baseball fans!

No, this is not an April fools joke. Baseball with Matt is coming to an end today after existing for nine years to the day. I started this blog on April 2, 2012 with the intention of only doing it for a couple of years. Now, almost a decade in, I'm so happy about everything I've accomplished while blogging. 

It's been a wild ride, to say the least. I've talked with so many wonderful baseball personalities, got to go to some of the best baseball events in the United States, but most of all, I got to talk about my favorite topic within my favorite sport: the history of baseball. Being able to share my love of baseball history with you over the years as been an absolute joy. Being able to grow that love with you has been just as much a joy. I mean, that's what this has all been about, right? I started the blog because I knew a lot about baseball and wanted to share and expand that love with a dedicated audience. After 600+ posts, I can safely say that this mission has been accomplished. 

I want to thank everyone who has read my blog posts, whether you stopped after the first one or read all of them. All of you mean so much to me for keeping up with my blogging journey. I want to thank everyone who bought/has read my book. Writing AA to ZZ was incredible and I'm so happy to have donated as much as I did to charitable causes. I want to thank my family and friends for all of their love and support, from showing up to book signings to quizzing me on random baseball questions, sharpening my knowledge daily. I want to thank my mom and my sister for always having my back when it came to all of my BwM projects, even though they're not big baseball fans. And lastly, I want to thank my dad, my manager, agent, and editor, who has been by my side for every single decision, and has been my biggest inspiration through all of this. All I can say to everyone who has joined me through the trials of Baseball with Matt is thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

So, what's next? Well, for the time being, not much. I'm currently finishing my final year at Binghamton University, studying for my Certified Public Accountant exams, and will be starting at PricewaterhouseCoopers in October full-time. I have a baseball podcast with my friends up at Bing called Baseball for Breakfast, which you can find on any podcast-providing platform, but that's pretty much it. Don't worry, though; I'll come back to baseball journalism at some point in the future. It might be in a year or it might be in five, but you'll hear from me soon. 

So, for the final time, thanks for reading Baseball with Matt. I hope you enjoyed it and that you'll never stop learning about "all the buzz on what wuzz."