As Kegger said in his farewell, "the University has started mutigers.com, and they are finally able to provide information in a timely fashion". But while they were able, actually following through on that capability was another thing. The Athletic Department's foray into the internet was in its infancy and more focused on football and basketball than anything else.
And so I picked up the baton from Kegger and began SimmonsField.com, first at MSN Groups (now defunct), and then here on Blogger.
And now, about 14 or 15 years later, this is my farewell post.
The athletic department, through mutigers.com and through their new "strategic communications" effort, are now doing a pretty good job of covering MU Baseball "in a timely fashion".
And I just don't have the time I used to have for an unproductive, unprofitable and often thankless time-gobbler.
However, I'm not going to quit covering Mizzou Baseball completely.
I plan to continue to point fans to good info and links by way of Twitter (follow me @trripleplay). And if you'll look at the left-hand column here on the home page, you'll see there's now a feed of everything I post on Twitter, for those of you who would rather continue visiting this blog instead of figuring out Twitter.
I plan to leave tise site open and active for a long while. The Twitter feed will keep on ticking and I'll try to keep the lists of links updated along the left and right columns, which I've worked to make the best list of Mizzou Baseball related links available.
You might want to make sure your bookmarks or favorites link to the full URL of this site, http://simmonsfield.blogspot.com in case I decide some day to stop paying GoDaddy $8.95 a year to keep the SimmonsField.com URL active.
Twitter and on RockMNation. You can still e-mail me with questions and comments at simmonsfield @ hotmail.com . And, of course, you can find me in Section E, Row 4, Seat 1 at Simmons Field, ever faithful to Mizzou Baseball.
Thanks to all who have made this worthwhile.