Bleeding Yankee Blue has accomplished so much. We have expanded in the sense that we have a few new writers, and still looking for more by the way (Read HERE) and the writers we do have have grown in to appointments for our readers. They have become journalists, solid writers with their own flare, they're on niche. We don't have a strict policy about a lean or bias other than we root for the New York Yankees. But as you have seen in our body of work... if we're unhappy with our team, a player, a manager... we're going to tell you. That's because one of the main goals of this Yankee Fan website is to always have integrity, always be unique, conversational, fun and most importantly thorough with how we present this product. We will not lie to you. We will demonstrate character!
Through this entire process... we have gained friends... you, to read through our pages, disagree or agree when needed and take to the social media to tell us exactly how you feel. We, in turn have an obligation that journalists these days appear to have forgotten. We don't disappear after we write our stories. We will interact with you and hash it out. Never nasty, always a good dialog between our audience and my writers... and always a resolution. That works, and we practice that here at Bleeding Yankee Blue. I can name dozens of sites that do not.
That's why our audience is loyal. That's why you come to us every single day! That's why celebrities like Laura Posada have worn us, Russell Crowe retweeted us, actress Lisa Varga has sexied us (is that a word?) and you the fans have shared us!
As you know... in this day and age it's about reading headlines and never reading the article and we hate that! Luckily for us, the BYB audience are smart enough to read, to comment and to share. You aren't stupid... and we are lucky to have you!
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We've fell in love with guys and their short stints with the Yankees as well. Guys like Raul Ibanez...Kerry Wood... Eric Chavez.
We've seen the kids transform and then disappear like Manny Banuelos and Andrew Brackman.
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Our writers know that we have an obligation to our readers. We know that we need to produce product for you every day, especially if there is news out there and especially if we have a hard opinion that you need to hear, be it about Yankeeland or about life. Bottom line... we need to make sure you're fed, because you expect it, because you like my product and because you love our writers and BYB team.
And so on this New Year, 2017... I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for being such an incredible audience. You are smart people who appreciate and respect the grind, and know that we are human beings. There will be mistakes some days. There may even a day we take a day off... but in the end, we always will be here for you to give you our very best work. That's because we are passionate folks with a love for writing and a love for the New York Yankees.
Thank you friends.
Thank you family.
Farewell to 2016. Hey 2017... BRING IT!
BYB Chief, Managing Editor & Head Writer