Josh Lewin blogs about not returning to booth

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Former Rangers television play-by-play announcer Josh Lewin, whose contract was not renewed as announced by the team on Monday, wrote a fan post over at Lone Star Ball (a great Rangers site if you've never checked it out).

Click here for the entire entry. But here are a few notes from it:

Sometimes relationships just run their course, and it really is as simple as that in this situation. I still love the Rangers organization, and hope they still like me as well… but with different visions of what the broadcast landscape should look like, this really is the best for all concerned.

Unfortunately, I can’t say anything yet about my new horizons as things are still “in development” as they say… but suffice to say I will have some opportunities now to broadcast (both locally and nationally) that fit very well with my philosophy of “informing and entertaining.” This is all going to work out well for everyone, I promise.

Lewin also thanked the fans that tuned in to watch the Rangers the last nine seasons he was on the broadcast:

To all of you who have been so kind to welcome me into your homes each night, I can’t thank you enough. It is such a privilege to be the guy with the microphone, bringing you as close as possible to these wonderful coaches and players and support staff. Y’all have hitched your wagons to a great thing – and it was my distinct pleasure to have been your narrator. Ranger fans are unique in their passion and their warmth – my family and I have appreciated every minute of your attention.

He added that he will always love the Rangers. Again, you can read the whole entry here.