Tuesday, August 14, 2012
They say all good things must come to an end. While I’d hesitate to call this site “good”, it is indeed coming to an end.
If you don’t care for the details, I understand and just thank you for reading. I hope you enjoyed this goofy blog from time to time. For the rest of you, read on and I’ll try and explain.
A few months ago, I decided that I was ready to put an end to DesigNate Robertson. The time and energy I once had to put into the site had vanished. An increased workload at my real job and increased responsibilities with my son severely impacted my ability to make dick jokes about the baseball men in Detroit. I made the decision to stick around until the end of the season, but a recent medical hardship in my family has erased that possibility. Any free time I once had is now about to be pretty much gone. My family needs me now and that’s all I’m really comfortable saying about what’s happening.
Anyway, what started as a way to kill time and amuse myself turned into a nearly four year run of Don Kelly jokes, Simonson-bashing, and other assorted Tigers related nonsense. I never pictured it lasting as long as it did, but I had a blast trying to make you all laugh and to occasionally think outside the box. I hope you enjoyed it half as much as I did writing it. Well, most of it. A lot of it sucked. ANYWAY…
I can’t end this without thanking a few people.
Thanks to (Uncle) Ian Casselberry for being the first person to tell folks about this site and helping me in the early days. If it weren’t for Ian, there wouldn’t have been a DNR. So blame that asshole if you hated it.
Thanks to Kurt Mensching of Bless You Boys for his constant support of DNR and for his help whenever I needed it. He’s a great guy, an excellent writer, and the number one reason BYB is the best Tigers site out there.
While I’m kissing BYB’s ass, I have to thank Big Al, Alli, Rob, Melissa, and everyone else that’s been associated with the site for their constant links and help in spreading my gospel of stupidity. You guys rule.
Thanks to Jennifer Cosey for encouraging me to continue this site when I got lazy in the past. A bigger thanks to her for just being my friend. That may not be a big deal to many of you, but it is to me.
Thanks to certain members of the Detroit Tigers organization for their kind words and support. You know who you are and I swear I’ll never tell.
Thanks to Bill Simonson for being so fucking awful at his job and giving me easy material nearly every week.
Ditto to Don Kelly, Brandon Inge, and Nate Robertson. The only difference is, those guys are great people. Simonson is garbage. (Just had to say it one more time.)
Thanks to the writers of “Fire Joe Morgan” and “Kissing Suzy Kolber” for being brilliant and inspiring me to rip them off more times that I can count. I wish I was half as good at writing as those guys.
To Detroit bloggers, Tigers beat writers, and other folks that have linked me and told friends about the site, I can’t thank you enough. I never expected the readership to get where it did and hear from as many folks from all over the world as I have. Keep up the good work.
To people that didn’t understand what I was doing, stopped by to be a mouth-breathing troll, or just quite simply had no sense of humor, eat shit and die. None of this was for you.
Finally, thanks to all of you for reading and sharing your comments over the years. A site is nothing without people reading it and I’ve always tried to treat every person that’s reached out to me with respect, whether we agreed or not. It’s the least I could do for you. That’s why I never put ads up on the site. It just didn’t seem right to me. Whatever. Thanks. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the kind words I’ve received due to this site.
That’s about it. I’ll still be around on Twitter at @DNR_Rogo providing my unique thoughts such as “Brennan Boesch sux lol” during Tiger games. Don’t be afraid to say hi.
But for now, I say goodbye. Thanks for everything. Go Tigers.
/walks off stage