17 September 2011
September 17, 2011
Dear anyone who still subscribes to this blog via RSS, or stumbles upon this URL in any other way,
You've probably already noticed this, but this site hasn't been very active for the past year or so. There are various reasons - different life priorities, Twitter serving as an outlet for my Yankees ramblings, frustration with the way the Yankees organization treats their fans, etc. Regardless of the reasons, I often feel a sense of guilt over my abandonement of NYYSI. For a while there, we had a pretty good community going and we covered an important Yankees niche that wasn't fully covered in the Yankees blogosphere - the Yankee Stadium experience and fan advocacy.
Because of that, I don't ever want to shut the blog down. I keep an active Twitter handle going @StadiumInsider, I closely follow the Yankees, and I live 12 minutes from the stadium. This blog was started as an outlet for my long-form Yankees-related ramblings when the mood struck, and I'd like to keep the channel open. Hopefully the fine folks at Bloguin can deal with a somewhat dormant blog on their network, knowing that the SEO from the various Yankees tips will keep some traffic flowing in and serving the advertisers. Otherwise, I'll do my best to carve out some time to port the blog over to a self-hosted solution.
Since many people used this blog to keep up to date with the latest Yankee Stadium happenings, I'd like to point you to the place that served as inspiration for many of the stories that were developed and distributed here on NYYSI - The NYYFans "Yankees: Out Of Play" forum. I'd never recommend using NYY Fans as a place to discuss baseball-related topics, but for the Yankee Stadium experience, you'll find the most dedicated and experienced Yankee Stadium Insiders around. Sometimes, I wish I could hand over the NYYSI keys to some of the fine contributors over there and watch this blog flourish. Unfortunately, I don't have the infrastructure or value proposition to offer those hardcore fans, so their excellent Yankee Stadium and season ticketholder experience posts hide within message board posts. The best I can do is direct you to that forum and hope you find the information that you need. Whether you're a Yankees beat writer, a Yankee blogger, someone who frequents partycasino.com, or a Yankee fan of any type, you should carve a bit of time out of your day to peruse the NYY Fans "Yankees Out Of Play" forum for fan-focused Yankees story ideas.
Around this time of year, I'd typically be hard at work, breaking down the Yankees postseason ticket pre-sale dates, postseason ticket arrival dates, etc. This year, as a non-season ticket holder, I'm waiting until the secondary market is flooded with people looking to make a profit on selling their postseason tickets, so I can jump in and get a decent deal without ever having to deal with the emotional rollercoaster of dealing with the Yankees ticket office. When that happens, I'll be sure to get my 2011 Yankees postseason tickets from my fine partners over at TiqIQ.
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Thanks to everyone who has visited NYY Stadium Insider in the past, and I hope to stay in touch with you in the future.
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