It is with mixed emotions that we all greet the announcement of Rob’s new venture with the Lexington Legends. On one hand, this is a great day for Rob as he gets to realize his dream of becoming a baseball play-by-play guy, a role that he was born to fill. But we are also sad to see Rob move on after nearly two and a half years associated with this website. Rob is an amazing talent and one day will be doing play-by-play for a major league baseball team, that I am sure of. We were lucky to have him here and will certainly be able to one day say, “we knew him when.”
It truly was with a naive, but sincere sense of purpose that we began this site and our “radio shows” now almost 30 months ago. Whether it was in the WLAP studios, the Main Street recording studio in Shelbyville, Kentucky or simply wearing headsets in my room at my computer, Rob and I attempted to create “radio shows” and a website in a manner that had never been done before. We didnt know what we were doing and often it sounded like it. But during that time, guys like Micah Johnson, Jay Bilas, Brandon Wright, Patrick Patterson, Billy Packer, Lee Corso, Jai Lucas and others graced us with their presence and helped us develop this enterprise. From literally nothing, this blog began and Rob is correct that we genuinely never saw this coming.
Through that entire time, Rob was the professional that made it happen. While I was often off ranting about this or that or trying to make a joke or come up with a crazy line, Rob was the information guy that kept the show and site rolling. I still believe that no one knows more about UK football than Rob and his information on that subject far exceeds anything else in this market. Rob is now and has always been a pro. But more importantly to me, he is also a good friend.
Rob is going to knock it out with the Legends and I hope all the Kentucky Sports Radio folks tune in and listen to him during the season. We will still be doing our thing here with Shawn Bridwell, the Intern, Mosley, Tomlin, Turkey Hunter and the gang. And beginning next week, ESPN.com’s Bomani Jones will be writing a weekly post here that should be great. But nothing will replace Rob and we wish him the best of luck on what will be the beginning of an amazing career.