The Guy In The Glass: A Lambeth Field Goodbye

Well, how else would you go out?!? At least I’m doing it before the season is over.

Yes folks, you are reading correctly, this is it for us. A late night conversation that happened nearly 5 years ago and turned into a blog has reached it’s logical conclusion. And while this marks the end of this site, it does not mark the end of Lambeth Field.

Before we get to the sappy stuff, let’s chat about what is happening. As you know, there are two Lambeth Fields (well, three if you count the actual one): and @lambethfield. The twitter presence will still be around. I will still keep talking about UVa Sports, following baseball games, etc. Everything I enjoy to do. I will also continue to talk about random other stuff as it will become my personal handle now, something I have never had. Nothing will change at all on twitter except the name.

What is coming to a close is  Since it became a one man operation 4 years ago, I have been pumping a ton of time and dollars into doing what I love and letting y’all in on my opinions of UVa Sports. We have done so much and I have had so many opportunities that I would have never had otherwise. We have been on radio countless times, even doing weekly segments on Charlottesville AM radio. We had over 50 podcasts which were a blast to do with friends. We were in the papers in Hampton Roads heading off to the NCAA Regionals this year. And I got to meet all of my new friends I will keep for the longest time.

But as I’m getting older (cue Landslide), I need to shift some things around. First off, I found someone that will put up with me for the rest of my life, or until that whole life policy kicks in, and in the effort of ramp things down, the super late nights doing research that you need to write these things are behind me.

I also have other interests, and my new venture is again taking me to new places I would have never done. Virginia Brew Review was founded a few months ago and with the help of a bunch of UVa Alum, we are having a great time writing about stuff that doesn’t have a QB competition.

Now to the thank yous. First, to everyone who read what I actually wrote, I never knew we would get this big and I’m glad you came along for the ride. Secondly, my new friends who I’ve met, conversed and/or made groomsmen because of twitter, y’all are just as crazy as I am and I wouldn’t want it any other way. Third, to my family and real work, thank you again for the opportunity to do something that I am passionate about and the means to do it with. Lastly, I would like to thank my cat, Mon Mon. Without your…..

[prodding noise]

Ahem, I mean, I would like to thank my wife, Michelle. She has stayed with me from the beginning, and other than a more-than-occasional eye roll, she never asked me to put down the pen. We are now embarking on a new phase in our life, and I’m glad to have you by my side.

What a long strange trip its been….


Hamilton Riley

About Hamilton Riley

Mild mannered contractor by day, sports blogger by insomnia.