State of the Site

Since it is the end of the season, it is time to look back on a great 2008 year of coverage which ended with one of the biggest upsets in the history of College Sports with Fresno State winning the title over the Georgia Bulldogs.

We have seen unprecedented growth over the season with appearances on several radio shows with appearances in Pensacola Florida, Los Angeles, and Oregon to name just a few. Our work was featured on some of the top sports websites on the intenet with appearances on Deadspin, The Big Lead, SI On-Campus, and Hardball Times. We have had some great email from people around the college baseball world with Eric Sorensen, Doug Kroll, and Kendall Rogers helping us out with the goals of the site.

The College Baseball Blog started out in the spring of 2005 as a hobby of mine after attending a few college baseball games in the Northeast. I recognized that the coverage of College Baseball was severely lacking so I started up the site on Blogger. In November of 2007, we got this domain and moved our content over to WordPress. I was able to add a few more writers this year from the West Coast in Mark Rafferty who has become a great resource of West Coast baseball with Brent Blough helping him out. Sam Wasson joined up with the site in April when I approached him to write a few articles about the WAC. He ended up taking a liking to the site and will come back next season for another year of fun. They joined Donald Boyles, Bob Broughton, and NYDore as the real heart of the site by writing previews, looking at top players, and recaps. Vu Pham and Bryan Young have both joined the site over the last few months and provide recaps for Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Arizona State Sun Devils respectfully.

We have some major updates to the site coming up in the next few months. There has been some interest in moving the site to a new theme which should be rolled out by the start of fall practices to give the site a more professional look. We are currently having intense conversations with several companies about sponsoring our 2009 coverage to get some of us to Omaha to see if the Fresno State Bulldogs can repeat their stunning run. If you have any ideas for the site shoot us an email or leave it in the comment section.

  • PWilson

    Very interesting.

  • http://tbirdbaseball.net/ Bob Broughton

    CBB should definitely be covering the World University Games baseball championship in Brno, Czech Republic July 17-27. A round-trip flight from Seattle or Vancouver to Prague costs $1,750, so keep those PayPal contributions coming.

  • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Brian Foley

    The better deal is sending me to the World University Games for 966 roundtrip from Boston to Prague.

  • PWilson

    I have other ways to spend my money

  • http://thecollegebaseballblog.com Brian Foley

    same here…it is a running joke on the site. Bob tries to make us go everywhere.