My ride through the annals of Halos Heaven was relatively short in the grand scheme of things but certainly not uneventful. I will save the gory details that most of you all know anyway, but the fact of the matter is that I and most (or all) of you kept coming back to Halos Heaven because of the community. That is certainly what drew me in initially.
Fast forward to SBN informing us at the end of 2019 that we were all essentially out of jobs. This came as a shock to me and I had to re-read the email a few time to take it all in. What happens now? I honestly wasn’t sure at first. I did not want to leave the community behind – nor did anyone else on the staff. It was pretty much all of us together or nothing. The latter certainly was not a palatable option. SBN head honchos offered me a consulting gig to stay on and help the next site master over the next year but that just didn’t feel right.
I love baseball. I love the Angels. I love this community. And of course, I love writing about the Angels. It felt like the best way to keep this all going was to move on to a new site. MLB teams do that all the time, right? It was a collective agreement and all the former HH writers are of one voice in all of this. It’s a wonderful thing. There is no one site master or EIC any more. Most of all the decisions for this new site will be made by the collective writer group. However, all things need some order, so we do have a trio of site admins here (odd numbers prevent tie votes!).
In the end, this isn’t our site. This is the community’s site. A place to come rave and bitch about the Angels. Some of the traditions for the from HH will likely live on here and we will also create new ones. Crashing the Pearly Gates as someone said, evokes The Angels and also has a bit of the edge that has always existed on this site in one form or another. We hope you enjoy the show and thanks for coming along for the ride. Let this new adventure begin!