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
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