Hey guys I’m super stoked for 2017, looks like another great crop of talent coming in. I’m a little less enthusiastic with the end of the year stuff. As it’s the same players I wrote about all season but I’m working through that.
The 2017 SAL team previews will begin December 1st with a look at the Asheville Tourists and will continue alphabetically around the league. The goal is to have 1 up about every 4 or 5 days.
So I had a few minutes to spare the other day and I began looking at the 2017 Sally schedules. Here are some early observations:
Opening day is April 6th and Greenville hosts the Delmarva Shorebirds. Delmarva comes to this area just once more in 2017. In mid July at Hickory.
Kannapolis is coming west for 7 games in the 2nd week of the year (4) in Hickory and (3) in Asheville.
I’ll be getting a lot of early looks at Rome, they’ll be in the area for 4 series by the end of May.
Lakewood makes zero trips to Hickory despite being in the same division. They come to the area just once when they visit Asheville June 1-4.
The SAL lg All Star game will be on Tuesday June 20th in Columbia SC home of the Fireflies. I hope to be there.
Augusta will be in Asheville for 10 games in July and August
Columbia makes zero trips to Asheville in 2017 despite being in the same division.
That’s what I’ve got so far. I didn’t get too deep into it just yet but wanted to post a few early observations that I found interesting.