Fare Thee Well, Marc
The single-most quoted person on Red Hot Mama, Marc Lancaster of the Cincinnati Post, is leaving his post for the greener pastures of Tampa Bay:
I've interviewed for a job covering the Devil Rays for the Tampa Tribune, been offered that job and accepted it. I don't know exactly when I'll be leaving, because there's still some red tape to sort through at the corporate level. Until all that gets settled, I'm still here, blogging away.
Marc has been an invaluable source of information for us in the Reds' blogsphere. Without his immediate reporting of stuff you'd normally have to wait for the morning edition for, we'd be a significantly less promptly informed fan-base.
And though Marc never gave me a single scoop, often didn't respond to my e-mails, and didn't come down from the press box when I tried to chat him up in Sarasota last spring, I always felt like we had a special bond. For, you see, he linked to the Reds Jersey Quiz, the only time I ever recall seeing him link to another Reds' blog. And for that, he will always have a place in my heart.
Congratulations, and good luck, Marc!