I'm pleased to announce that SB Nation is hosting a meet-up on Monday June 21 at Carson City Saloon in Pittsburgh. I'll be there if you want to come out and talk baseball, and there will be food and drink specials, so I hope you can make it out. This is separate from the July day at the game that cocktailsfor2 and others are organizing, which I encourage you to also attend, but unfortunately I'll only be at this one.
The occasion is that SB Nation is starting a series of regional hub websites for individual cities, and they're launching them throughout the month of June. You can read about SBN's expansion in this recent New York Times article. Several of the hub sites, like Boston and Chicago, are already up for you to check out, if you like. They look great, and their big innovation is something called StoryStreams, which basically turn every news story into its own blog.
I'm going to be the editor of the Pittsburgh site, and it launches on... June 21. We're going to cover the Pirates, Steelers, Penguins, Panthers, Nittany Lions and Mountaineers. I've assembled an awesome team of writers that includes Captain Awesome from Bucs Dugout, Michael Bean (from Behind The Steel Curtain), Jim Rix (a.k.a. Hooks Orpik, from Pensburgh), Anson Whaley (a.k.a. Lee, from Eye Of A Panther), Jeff Junstrom (a.k.a. PSUJunny05, from Black Shoe Diaries), and several others with whom you may not be familiar but who are excellent writers. Nothing will change at Bucs Dugout, and I'll keep doing everything I do here. But SBN Pittsburgh will be a great addition to your daily browsing, as well as a one-stop shop for the best in Pittsburgh sports for that coworker of yours who follows the local teams but isn't necessarily interested in who the Pirates' third-round draft pick was. So be on the lookout for that, and mark your calendars for the event on June 21st at 6:00 PM. You can RSVP here.