Hey guys, I want to first say that I’m humbled and grateful for all of the support and great feedback I’ve received since starting Notes From The Sally back in August of 2015.
The preview series is way, way up in page views this year. Multiple team previews are approaching or have exceeded 1000 hits and I’m getting a ton of great feedback. I’m blown away by this. Its easy to see you folks are as excited as I am about the 2017 season and all of the talent on the horizon.
It’s that time of year again where I stand in front of your favorite brick and mortar store with my bell and my bucket. Please consider supporting your friendly, neighborhood Independent Baseball site to help cover the costs associated with scouting a league this size.
I set a goal to raise $250 this year. Most of that will go toward fuel and lodging. There’s also administrative costs to keep the site operational. Thanks so much for your support.
I added a pay pal button and links to my new Patreon https://www.patreon.com/user?u=5262959. Cheers!
1st half schedule
I have a new goal this year, I want to see every team in the Sally at least twice in the 1st half (April 6th – June 18th). It’s to catch as many of these players as I can before they’re promoted or traded.
There will be a some subtle changes based on pitching match ups but this will be very close to my final copy:
I’m taking the opening week off from work and hammering out a bunch of games. I can’t wait.
April 6-7 Delmarva @ Greenville
Road trip April 8-9 Augusta @ Columbia
April 10 Lexington @ Greenville
April 17 Kannapolis @ Asheville
April 18-19 West Virginia @ Hickory
April 21-22 Rome @ Greenville
April 27-28 Greensboro @ Asheville
April 29-30 Rome @ Hickory
If things go according to plan by April 30 I’ll have seen 11 of the 14 teams. Just Lakewood, Hagerstown and Charleston remain.
Once a team appears on the schedule a 2nd time I’ll highlight them.
Road trip May 5-6 Lakewood @ Columbia
May 8 Augusta @ Greenville
May 10-11 Charleston @ Hickory
May 12 West Virginia @ Asheville
May 13-14 Hagerstown @ Asheville
Road trip May 20-21 Delmarva @ Greensboro
May 23-24 Rome @ Asheville
May 29-30 Lexington @ Asheville
I will have seen 10 of the 14 teams at least twice at this point. I still have to get a 2nd look at Lakewood, Hagerstown, Charleston and Kannapolis.
June 1-2 Charleston @ Greenville
June 3-4 Lakewood @ Asheville
Road trip June 13-14 Hagerstown @ Kannapolis
There will be other games mixed in here too: Rome, Columbia and Lexington will be in town in early to mid June so if I missed a pitcher this is when I can get caught up.
It will be a grueling schedule at times and around it I’ll be working full time and trying to stay happily married. I think the hardest part might be trying to find time to do the write ups.
Things won’t be as hectic in the 2nd half but there will still be plenty to see: lots of recent college draftees will start filtering in. Kids will be promoted from rookie ball and there will be trades and players recovering from injury.
PS If you see me at the games, say hello.
Just 3 team previews remain, up next is a preview of the Lexington Legends (Royals)