Inside the Athletics Bids You Adieu, As Do I

John Hickey

Major League Baseball free agency starts Nov. 1.

For once, I’m ahead of the curve. My free agency is kicking in, too.

Today, Oct. 31, is my last day with Sports Illustrated’s Inside the Athletics website. I was informed at the beginning of the month that the new wave of SI/Maven ownership is dropping local baseball coverage nationwide.

The 2020 baseball season was wild, weird and wacky. Seeing the season shut down for almost four months in the face of a worldwide pandemic came out of left field. Watching baseball in an empty stadium was just a little nuts. Zoom interviews got old, fast. Through it all, I hope I brought some insight and humor to you in the process of exploring all things A’s.

As for me, I’m not sure what’s next. I’m a writer, and I hope to continue along that line. Time will tell.

As for you, I hope you enjoyed reading what I had to say about the A’s and about baseball. Thank you for being part of the journey.

One more thing. Vote.

Vote. Vote. Vote.



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Comments (3)
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Great job as always, John. Avid reader and former colleague, Jack Rux


Best of luck John, have really enjoyed your coverage of the A's this season!


John Hickey has brought a lot to the table over his many years of covering the A's: tough, accurate reporting, deep knowledge of baseball, and deft, witty writing. SI has decided to bring its readers less. Guess I'll be looking for other sources of information on baseball and the A's.