As the owner and main voice of Disciples of Uecker, I haven’t been upholding my end the bargain in terms of the writer-reader relationship. It’s been painfully obvious. The winter meetings are upon us, and I haven’t even had time to outline my ideal offseason plan for the Brewers — despite having the past two months to do so — much less keep up with any other news or rumors. Graduate school has simply been eating up too much of my life.
Disciples of Uecker fills a unique niche in the Brewers blogosphere. In my opinion, it’s the only Brewers site that offers in-depth analysis on a regular basis on both the major and minor leagues. It has fostered a nice little community of sophisticated Brewers (and more importantly, baseball) fans. It’s difficult to consistently publish interesting and enlightening content, and DoU (at its best) does so daily. That’s how it should be. That’s how y’all deserve it to be. And right now, that’s simply not something that I can provide.
With that in mind, I’m stepping aside at DoU and passing the controls to Ryan Topp, who has the passion and intelligence to bring the site back on track. He’s been a part of the site for several years and also co-hosted the Bernie’s Crew podcast with me. He’s a good Brewers fan and a good friend. I’m excited to see him take DoU and run with it.
This isn’t really goodbye, though. I’m not so much stepping aside as I am fading into the background. I cannot bring myself to fully surrender writing about the Milwaukee Brewers, and I will still provide my thoughts and analysis on DoU when I have the time — on breaks and over the summer, most likely. So I’ll still be around, just in a much smaller role, and I’ll remain a decent presence on Twitter if you want to talk Brewers baseball 140 characters at a time.
I want to stress that Disciples of Uecker isn’t going away. Disciples of Uecker is too close to my heart to go away. I’m handing the reins over to Ryan, so it doesn’t have to. It’s going to do nothing but improve over the winter and really take a step forward once the baseball season approaches. I hope you all make DoU your home page and visit often. This site isn’t anything without its readers, and I sincerely thank each and every one of you for taking the time to read what I’ve had to say over the last few years. You’ve challenged me and made me a more intelligent Brewers fan. I tip my cap to you.
I’ll see you around these parts from time to time. For now, though, this is goodbye. I look forward to the next time we get to say hello.