I wanted to announce some news: I am stepping down as editor of Braves Journal, and Rob Cope will be taking over, effective immediately. I’ve been largely absent from the site this year, as I just haven’t had the time to give to the site that I should. And Braves Journal deserves an editor who will give it the attention it deserves. I simply can’t think of a better person to run it.
Braves Journal was founded in 1998 — it is, we believe, the longest continually-running American sports blog, just as the Braves are the longest continually-running American sports franchise — and I’ve been here since 2005. I stepped in to become the editor in 2012, after Mac passed. I’ve tried to keep things as they were, though of course times have changed, the internet has moved on, the Braves have churned through three GMs, and a lot of our old buddies are no longer on this site. I am tremendously proud that Braves Journal is still here, and Rob is exactly the right person to bring Braves Journal into its third decade.
This is goodbye but it certainly isn’t farewell — I’m still here, and I’ll still be around. If Dansby Swanson ever gets off the schneid, you will definitely see me in the comments, predicting that he’ll turn into Renteria for the 93rd time. One of these days the Braves will not suck, and I believe in my namesake up in the front office.
As Rob says, this is a great bar. I love ALL YOU GUYS. And all you ladies too!