In the last 10 years many things have come to an end. Within the neighborhood, the National Record Mart, Blockbuster, Borders and Barnes Noble have all closed their doors. They were all swept away by the passage of time. No one buys records or CDs anymore, its all down loaded music. No one goes out and rents a movie from an exclusive video store anymore. Finally, the print media seems to be slowly fading away.
However, since 2008, there has not been a Baseball Encyclopedia printed. The last Sporting News NBA Guide printed was 2006, which was also the last season the Football Encyclopedia (sponsored by ESPN, like baseball) contained. In the age of the electronic media, I doubt we will ever see a Baseball Encyclopedia (or any other sports) printed again. There is just something about turning the page and seeing those stats that flipping from screen to screen just does not feel the same. I will miss you Baseball Encylopedia. RIP.