A goodbye of sorts

Dave · February 26, 2007 at 6:44 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Today, we say something of a goodbye to a friend of the blog. Corey Brock, who has spent the last year as the Mariners beat writer for MLB.com and before that worked at the Tacoma News Tribune, is switching roles to cover the beat of the San Diego Padres, effective today.

My first interaction with Corey was when he wrote a piece in the News Tribune on USSM a couple of years ago. We stayed in touch, and I was happy to watch him get promoted to covering the Mariners beat at the TNT, then take a great opportunity with MLB.com. He’s getting to take another step forward in his career, and as a friend, I’m happy for him. He’s done quality work covering the team and he’s certainly going to be missed.

Be good to him, Padre fans. And best of luck, Corey.


21 Responses to “A goodbye of sorts”

  1. msb on February 26th, 2007 7:43 am

    Corey does a good job in a role with a lot of limits– hopefully he can continue to get freelance work as well… any word on who takes over on the M’s side of the parking lot?

  2. Tek Jansen on February 26th, 2007 7:58 am

    But how can we wish Corey well when he has not simply left the M’s, but has abandoned them for our dreaded NL rivals. For shame, Corey, for shame.

  3. Corey Brock on February 26th, 2007 8:13 am

    Thanks Dave, keep up the good work. But just to be clear, writing for MLB.com is no different than writing for a daily newspaper. There are no limits. I never would have taken a job with them if there were. At any rate, I have enjoyed the work done here, the posts, the analysis, the discussions. There’s a lot of passion for the team here. Cheers, Corey.

  4. Adam S on February 26th, 2007 8:50 am

    Best of luck Corey.

    Is your role covering the Padres different from what you were doing with the Mariners, or just the same for a different team?

  5. Corey Brock on February 26th, 2007 9:23 am

    Same deal, day-to-day coverage of the team. Hate to leave Seattle but, hey, it’s San Diego.

  6. Evan on February 26th, 2007 9:26 am

    Warm & sunny all the time – I feel sorry for you, Corey.

  7. PhilKenSebben on February 26th, 2007 10:23 am

    Guy changes jobs once a year? must be nice.

  8. PositivePaul on February 26th, 2007 10:35 am

    Yeah, tough life crossing over to the dark side. Especially against our fierce nemeses!!1!eins! Must be the hair. It gets all frizzy and stuff in this damp, dreary climate…

    Been readin’ ya since the TNT days, Corey, glad to see ya movin’ up! It’s about time a Washingtonian moves down to California, to make up for all those darned Californians who’ve moved up here and taken away our cheap houses.

  9. Joe on February 26th, 2007 10:43 am

    So it’s exactly the same job, but for the Padres rather than the Mariners. That is a step up, since you’ll be covering a team that will see postseason play and a shot at the WS over the next few years, vs. a team that, well, won’t.

  10. Evan on February 26th, 2007 11:00 am

    Plus he gets to write about David Wells. That’s got to make his job easier.

  11. Jim Thomsen on February 26th, 2007 11:16 am

    I was mildly acquainted with Corey when he worked in Tacoma and I was the editor of the Gig Harbor paper. Good man, always friendly and encouraging. The Padres are lucky to have him.

    I do wonder, however, how that represents a career step forward.

  12. kentroyals5 on February 26th, 2007 11:53 am

    I went to a game in San Diego this summer..ironically against the Mariners. Its a wonderful city, and I would have made the same move myself. Enjoy yourself, Corey!

    Skin cancer, straight ahead…jk.

    Thanks for your work for the M’s.

  13. DMZ on February 26th, 2007 12:04 pm

    I understand Corey is also a fearsome fantasy baseball owner.

  14. Joe on February 26th, 2007 12:28 pm

    I do wonder, however, how that represents a career step forward.

    Leaving the Mariners for an NL team a step forward? Just ask Spiezio.

  15. The Ancient Mariner on February 26th, 2007 1:59 pm

    Let me add my best wishes here — we’re losing a really good sportswriter (out of nowhere near enough in the big Seattle/Tacoma papers) whose work I’ve always appreciated. Hope the move is wonderful for you, Corey.

  16. DMZ on February 26th, 2007 2:03 pm

    Do we know anything about possible replacements?

  17. PositivePaul on February 26th, 2007 3:00 pm

    Dear goodness, no! According to the last Q&A from Corey, we’ve got Jim Street on the job again…

  18. J on February 26th, 2007 3:38 pm

    Street, huh? So, back to a Willie question in the mailbag every week?

  19. msb on February 26th, 2007 3:48 pm

    E-mail a question to new Mariners beat reporter Jim Street

    oxymoron, there.

    I thought Street retired to Arizona. maybe he is just a fill-in? maybe?

  20. DMZ on February 26th, 2007 3:58 pm

    Oh man, as if I wasn’t depressed enough to hear Corey was leaving the M’s beat.

  21. Jim Thomsen on February 26th, 2007 5:33 pm

    I’ve heard that Bob Finnigan is a consultant on contract to the M’s. No fooling. I’ve heard this from media people I can almost believe.

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