January 2007

Back in the saddle

I hope that everyone had a great holiday season and New Year’s Eve. Thank you all for your ideas to improve the blog, as we’ll certainly take them all into consideration and hopefully incorporate most of them into the mix this season. Some of them require some looking into with MLBAM out of New York (the technical stuff), but a lot can get done on this end, so we’ll work to accomplish them.

Having just returned to town yesterday, I don’t know the answers to some of your other questions, but I will also work to get them answered in the next week or so.

Our annual caravan will take place in the first week of February and though it hasn’t been announced publicly until now, it will likely be Feb. 6-7. Once we have details of where it’s going and who will be there, we’ll post them here.

And finally, to the person who requested more "inside info" from the clubhouse: This is one area that I’ve struggled with since the blog started last season. I really think it would be a huge benefit to the readers and I will do my best to try and incorporate some things, but I really have to keep in mind the fact that when I’m around the players they do not consider what they are doing or saying as "public." The reality is, every one of us would act a little differently if we knew that what we’re doing could be broadcast to the world and I do have to respect that fact. If players begin to view me as a "reporter," it would significantly damage the working relationship we’ve established. But I’ll certainly take the suggestion to heart.

Is anyone else shocked that we’ve only got 40 days until pitchers and catchers report?