SAL team previews start tomorrow + some site notes

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Riley Pint, courtesy of kansascity.com/sports/2mesho/picture82886872/ALTERNATES/FREE_640/Pint

Riley Pint, courtesy of kansascity.com/sports/2mesho/picture82886872/ALTERNATES/FREE_640/Pint

Hey guys, anybody else want to end 2016 one month early? Tomorrow 12/1 I’ll start looking ahead to 2017 with the SAL team preview series. For those not familiar I scour the rookie levels of each organization and speculate on who’s coming to the Sally in 2017 and whenever possible I’ll include a scouting report.

Up 1st will be the Asheville Tourists (Colorado Rockies affiliate).  And will go alphabetically around the league from there.  Last year I waited until January to start these but they’re big so doing more than 1 per week is difficult.  Plus I like to keep the few weeks before opening day available for any number of different stories.

In other news, I’m committed to seeing every team in the Sally twice in the 1st two months in 2017.  I realized the importance of this last season when I missed some of the players I wanted to see because they were promoted at the All-Star Break (11 weeks in the season). I can’t sit back and wait for teams to come to the area.  So I’m planning 3 overnight trips to Columbia (including opening weekend) and 1 overnight to Greensboro.   I’ll also be stepping up from the 6-8 games I saw last season per month to 12-14 (April-June) in an effort to meet my goal.

I don’t want to sound like I’m complaining or this is a hardship.  I love to do this, it’s my passion and I’m excited about the expanded work load. I’ll be taking a couple of weeks off from my regular job to accomplish the goal.  Unfortunately it’s not cheap, so I’m expanding the fund raising from 1 month last season to run concurrent with the team preview series this season.  Seriously If you’re getting anything out of this site, please consider contributing.  Even if it’s $1 or $3 or $5 or $10 it all adds up.  I’m not looking to make a dime, just trying to offset costs. I’ll be attaching a Pay Pal button to the bottom of every post, plus there will be a post pinned to the top of the site. Cheers and thank you for the support. It means a lot.

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