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I started this site in December of 2009 at a very different point of my life. The first articles I wrote were about the Brewster Invitational that year, as Friar commits Gerard Coleman and Ron Giplaye went head-to-head. I drove five hours round trip to Wolfeboro, NH twice in one weekend to cover it.

Life has changed a lot for me since then. Over the past ten years I got married, I have two children now (ages 5 and 3), and I got a Masters degree. I worked countless nights and weekends at Fenway, Gillette Stadium, and the TD Garden for five of those years when I oversaw a corporate sponsorship program for a financial services firm in Boston.

I took about a week and a half off after my dad died in 2014. 

Through it all, I never stopped writing about the Friars. I would have surpassed 2,000 articles this fall if I hadn’t done what I had never done since starting the site — I took a break. 

This wasn’t a break that I had planned, or particularly wanted to take, mind you. I went through a number of significant life events over the past decade, but life never got in the way of maintaining the site. 

Life finally got in the way. 

At one point this fall I came to the decision that I simply couldn’t keep it up. That’s why you haven’t seen anything up at in over two months. 

For weeks I have teetered on letting you all know that was at least taking the year off. I have been in contact with Kevin McNamara and am planning on providing articles for his new venture. You may have seen my first article there on AJ Reeves last week. For where I am at in my life right now I figured that contributing to a site was about as manageable as it could get for me. Certainly, overseeing an entire site and doing it with the consistency and effort that our readers have grown to expect over the past decade has not felt possible.

With that being said, I am not ready to close the door on yet. The site has meant too much to me, Craig and Kyle, and I would like to think that there is a decent sized portion of the fanbase that would really miss us if we were gone. 

So, we are going to move forward with it. The site will feel different this year. I can’t commit to writing post-game recaps for every game, but we will have highlights and we will have deep dives on the team. It may not be with the frequency of years past, but I ask that you bear with us through the next six months or so.

Over the past decade I haven’t pulled back the curtain much because I always wanted the site to be all about the players and coaches, not us. 

But for those of you who have been loyal readers over the past decade, I wanted to acknowledge that it has been abnormally quiet at FBC over the past two months. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate anyone who has enjoyed reading the site over the past 11 years. We’ll try our best to make it work this year.

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