… and plenty aggravated about what happened to it. We may never know, so I just want to repeat the base of the message:
Susie Arth, the sports editor of The Journal News and LoHud.com, worked her last day Friday. I don’t know if I can rephrase all I said about her, but she was the driving force behind all of our digital sports products, especially this blog. She was behind Sam Weinman when he started it, she was behind my return to hockey when Sam left and the contributions from Laurel and Jane and Josh, 26.
She was responsible for the video chats and the beard contest and the guest blogs, and the trade deadline and July 1 madness, and pretty much everything good we’ve ever done here, and she fought to keep this blog going, and to give me some time in my schedule to do it, and to continue to cover the Rangers to whatever degree was can still possibly do it. What I’m saying is we here all owe her a debt of gratitude; and also that, while she was here there was no chance this blog was ever going to go anywhere. Hopefully, her successor feels the same way.
She also meant an awful lot to me and my “second” career as a columnist, but I won’t get all mushy about that here. Plus she’s a big Walter’s Hot Dogs fan.
Two reminders: One, if you’re going to the game tomorrow, remember that it’s NYC Marathon day, which means gridlock in the city. My advice is don’t even think about driving in. Take a train. Two, change your clocks tonight.
EVENING UPDATE, 8:30 p.m.: P.A. Parenteau was returned to Hartford.
EVENING UPDATE, late: Laurel here….I’ll add this as a comment, too, in case you miss this update, but I had to add my thoughts about Susie since I’ve been absent a bit since Friday afternoon. Carp mentioned it, but I have to give Susie a personal shout out for embracing this non-sports reporter/Ranger fan and letting me have the time of my life here, and contributing to the live chat with her, and letting me host with Carp!
I worked with Susie on a lot of non-Ranger related business, too, and I am going to miss her immensely. BTW, congratulate her, she’s getting married in two weeks! Yay! Susie, I’m gonna miss you at the 3:30 :)