On June 3, RC
celebrated our one-year anniversary in the blogosphere. Today, it pleases us greatly to officially announce that Royals Corner
will soon move beyond the blogging world. On Friday afternoon, we signed a contract with Scout.com to become the Publisher of a new Royals site on the network. RoyalsCorner.com will soon redirect visitors to the new site, and all of our future efforts will go into making the new site the finest bastion of Royals coverage available anywhere on the Internet.
The decision was not an easy one for RC
, and we have turned down other networks' offers in the past. But Scout.com, which is owned by Fox Sports and cross publishes with FOXSports.com, offers the type of opportunity that we never dreamed was possible when we began the site last June. The resources, expertise, professionalism, and coverage on Scout.com is unrivaled on the Internet, and after careful thought and much discussion, we decided that this was an opportunity we couldn't possibly refuse.
So what will change? As far as the actual writing, very little, although the amount and quality of content we provide will increase dramatically. We will devote the majority of our attention to the Royals' minor leagues, and very soon we'll begin collecting photos, player and coach interviews, and all kinds of other exciting information you won't find anywhere else.
We are also pleased to announce that later this month, RC
World Headquarters will move from Falls Church, VA, to Kansas City. Northern Virginia has been our home for nearly four years, but we can't wait to get back to KC. Not only will we once again be able to make Kauffman Stadium our summer home, but our new location will put us in relatively close proximity to the Royals' minor league affiliates in the region. We plan to travel extensively to Burlington, Wichita, and Omaha, and we won't rule out an occasional jaunt to the rookie league teams in Idaho Falls and Surprise once they're up and running this summer. And of course, both spring training and the Arizona Fall League will remain annual RC
For the next week or so, Royals Corner
will continue to operate as usual while we set up the new site. There may be a slight delay, since the annual Scout.com meeting is presently underway in Las Vegas, but we should be up and running pretty quickly. RC
readers are likely to have many questions, so we invite you to post them as comments or place them in an e-mail, and we'll do our best to reply. It has been a great pleasure bringing you our Royals coverage for the past year, and we hope that you'll continue visiting us regularly as we tackle this new and challenging endeavor.