Probably my favourite blogger on the internet - with all due respect to Puck Daddy, Mirtle, Leahy and Schultzy - Sam Weinman is leaving the Ranger beat. As most of you know, I turn first to Sam's Rangers Report for breaking news and commentary. He always wrote with a fun, self-depreciating tone that always came from the heart and did something no MSM writer do - directly relate to us fans, perhaps because at heart Sam is a Ranger fan. As I've admitted, I have never really spoken to the man but after reading his daily work, I (and the rest of his followers) feel like we know him - a testament to his open, honest style.
While I used to read Carp's (his replacement) stuff years and years ago, and Zipay is still in action over at Newsday, this is a huge loss to the Ranger fanbase. First Dellapina, then Weinman. It is a tough day for Blueshirt journalism. But still, I have to offer my best wishes to him in his future endeavors ... even if they are in golf. Golf!