Derek Shore – What is next for me

photo: Seth Elledge and Derek Shore (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

This is not a goodbye, but a see you later.

Derek Shore

After six wonderful years of learning and growing while writing at The Cardinal Nation, I’m excited to share that I’ll be joining The Joplin Globe as a sports reporter in the next few weeks. What has always stood out to me is their sports coverage — perhaps the best in the state of Missouri outside of what you see in the Kansas City Star and St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

And I want to be a part of that. I couldn’t be more thrilled or grateful for the opportunity that is ahead as I start my career in the journalism industry.

But before that, I want to give my thanks to Brian Walton and all the readers at TCN for your support in my work over the years.

First to Brian for helping me find my passion as a sports journalist. He helped me grow in more ways than one. He took a chance on a kid who had no writing experience six years ago and gave me the opportunity to cover the Springfield Cardinals.

Needless to say, I jumped on that opportunity and I will forever be grateful to Brian for giving me that shot.

And now to the loyal readers of TCN. I can’t thank you enough for subscribing and reading my weekly notebooks on Springfield and reading my often too in-depth interviews as well as feature stories on Cardinals prospects year after year.

You all are the reason why I strive to do what I do.

I don’t know what is next for me at TCN, but I would love to continue to write about the Cardinals in some smaller capacity in the future — whether major-league or minor league.

For now, see you later.

Follow Derek Shore on Twitter @D_Shore23.

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