It's another in a long line of awful days for journalism, and thereby this country, with the announcement today that tomorrow is the final issue of the Rocky Mountain News, Colorado's longest-running newspaper, Denver's longest-running business and one of the best newspapers in the country.
This is slightly personal for me. I spent a week there, covering for the Rocky the Democratic National Convention. It was personally and professionally one of the best weeks of my life. They did good work there, and the closure is a big blow for one of the nation's best cities.
On a baseball note, this seems to leave the fate of one of baseball's best writers, Tracy Ringolsby, up in the air. He wasn't one of those immediately picked up by the Denver Post, so it seems that, beginning tomorrow, he will join the dozens of other Rocky employees in searching for jobs in an industry that is collapsing all around them. All around us.