Michael Gee says farewell

As I mentioned over the weekend, Michael Gee is the latest casualty of the Herald cost-cutting. Mr Gee emailed me this morning, requesting a little space to say goodbye to his colleagues in the media as well as the readers of the Herald:

----- Original Message -----
From: Michael Gee
To: [email protected]
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 11:08 AM
Subject: Gee farewell

Hi! Since as a matter of honor I will not enter a press box nor attend any event open to the media without getting paid for my time, Bruce has more than graciously allowed me to say au revoir to people I may not encounter for awhile, but who do frequent this web site.

To the non-Herald media corps: Gang, I couldn't think of a better group of folks with whom to go to work. See you around the campus.

To the Herald sports staff: I loved being on your team, and will always be proud of the team. My very best wishes and good luck. You'll need plenty.

To Boston sports readers: I'll miss you most of all. As I once told Bruce, what makes working here fun isn't that it's a great sports town, it's that Boston is full of people who love sports AND love to read. Imagine a website sustained by those who care enough about sportswriters to hold us accountable-or at least to kick the crap out of us. What a tribute!

I hope I'll be able to re-enter your lives before too long. I also hope I'm not ringing your doorbell clad in a Domino's hat when that happens.

Check you all later
Michael Gee

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You guys called us old, over. I read some of your pathetic articles and some of your lousy analysis. It’s opinion and obviously you don’t know what drives us. We thank y’all for those articles, appreciate it because it lit a fire under us. One of the hardest things I’ve always said in this league is to create chemistry.

— Kevin Garnett, 4/18/12