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Sometimes we must take a step back before we can move forward.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Detroit Tigers Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Yesterday afternoon, I volunteered to write up these Friday baseball links but after a last-minute work event and subsequent spaghetti-induced laundry extravaganza, I now sit here in front of my laptop at 1:15 in the morning, weary and wrought with how little sleep I will attain for the following working day. I could feasibly write up these links, but this article is better used as a proverbial moment of silence before what comes in the days to follow.

For over three years now, I have had the pleasure to write for a site that has allowed me to interact with hundreds of passionate, knowledgeable Angels fans and reach the eyes of hundreds of thousands. Brought on by Josh Mayhood who graciously brought me aboard in September 2016 (I was just a bright-eyed seventeen-year old when I wrote my first fanpost), I focused on writing analytical articles that would allow others to glean insight from the meticulous research I’d done in addition to quickly having become part of the community. Somewhere along the line, that morphed into trade analysis, news blurbs, prospect projects, copyediting, and whatever else I felt the site needed to thrive.

As most of you I’m sure know by now, the same site that has brought me so much joy can no longer thrive. Due to SB Nation’s corporate positioning in response to AB5, daily links, gamethreads, and possibly even postgames will no longer be covered due to the stipulation of 35 posts maximum by a single individual. I wish I could see a way forward, but HH as we know it will have no choice but to drastically change, with the community falling by the wayside.

I am so incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to write for SB Nation and Vox Media for the past 40 months, and while I will still continue to write here through the end of March, I wish Halos Heaven nothing but continued success.

That being said, things will certainly be different moving forward, and we hope you’ll join us for what’s to come: a burgeoning, vibrant community of Angels fans supplanted by a talented masthead producing quality insight and passionate commentary.