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“I’ll see you around! See you around. If you’re around and I’m around, I’ll see you around that area. You’ll be around other people, you won’t be around me. But you will be around.”

You really never know where life is going to take you. I found this website in 2009 as an undergraduate student stuck in Boston by way of New Jersey. Living a long way from home, I craved the Mets baseball I’d been obsessed with since I was 9 years old, and in the little free time I had, I did whatever I could do to find any bit of Mets writing online. I don’t remember the first article I read here but I quickly became hooked by all of the creative, insightful and often genuinely funny takes on the team written by the likes of Eric Simon, James Kannengieser, Sam Page, Eno Sarris, and many others. Eventually, I knew I had to write here. I didn’t know if I could write, mind you, but I was ready to give it a try.

Not long after I joined the staff here, I decided to open up a Twitter account you may be familiar with. After a couple of years of dicking around on Twitter, for some reason, Eric gave me the keys to the AA Facebook page and for the past four years, that’s been my main focus here. In that time, we’ve grown from 1,600 likes to over 100,000 with large gains in reach, clicks, and all the other social metrics you could ask about. It’s something I’m incredibly proud of. Looking to change careers three years ago, I was able to turn that success as a freelancer into an actual day job doing social media. It was a great fit for me. This is fittingly Rickey-esque, but Green Man gave Steve a career.

With this in mind, I am here to say today that it’s time for me to move on. With my tenure here at Amazin’ Avenue coming to a close, I am thrilled to share that I’ve accepted an offer to become the new In-Game Social Media Coordinator with the Kansas City Royals and MLB Advanced Media. As I begin this new adventure of watching lots of baseball and doing lots of tweets about a different blue baseball team, I have to thank this outstanding community, which for the past decade has been such an important part of my life. None of this would be possible without the help of Eric, Chris McShane, everybody here on the writing staff, and of course all of the readers and commenters. Thank you for the opportunities and for your friendship, I owe you all so much.

See you online!