The College Baseball Blog for the third straight season will be sponsoring an NCAA Basketball Pickem group on ESPN.com. You may join the group by setting up your brackets on ESPN.com and then joining the group called “The College Baseball Blog.” The winning bracket in the group will receive a TCBB prize pack for participating. If you have any questions feel free to send me an email by clicking here.
I just wanted to take this chance to remind our fans of some of our big projects that are going on. We have set up a forum on the site that we are trying to bring people to called PingWits.com. We have 35 registered users but need more contributions from our readers. The site does offer free registration.
As many of you can see, we have changed our setup to begin the season. I will be tweaking the design to make it more fan-friendly then it currently is but if you have any suggestions or ideas feel free to email me by clicking here. We will be running a Live Chat on Friday at 12 noon eastern to celebrate the start of the College Baseball season. I will run the chat as long as people are interested as I will be listening, watching, and getting updates from a ton of games this weekend.
I will be a guest on ESPN Gainesville today at roughly 11:15 am. I will be talking about the Gators chances to make it to the College World Series with the national perspective too. You can check out the show by clicking here and then finding the Listen Now icon.
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of our readers for helping drive traffic to the site over the last year. If we didn’t have such a large and devoted following then the College Baseball Blog would not be where we are today.
We are currently working on articles previewing conferences around the nation with the first preview going up on Monday morning. We also have many coaches interviews coming in the next month. I hope to also get a chance to attend a local baseball convention soon so we might have some new interviews and comments from the convention. We will also be holding a live chat in February previewing the entire country and take questions from our readers.
The other big news is that we might be going down over the next week or so as we are trying to secure a new server for the site. If you do see the site go down, then we are just in the process of switching companies. I hope that the site doesn’t have to go down but there could be a temporary interruption coming soon. If you have any ideas or feedback on the site feel free as always to email me by clicking here.
We were having server issues yesterday which cause the site to go down for roughly the last 24 hours. The situation has been resolved and we are currently looking for a new hosting company. As always, should you ever have issues accessing the site please email me by clicking here. Sometimes, I am not aware of issues people are having. I will resume my normal posting schedule this evening.
The College Baseball Blog would like to wish all of our loyal readers a Happy and Safe Holiday today as many of us are celebrating Christmas. I will be taking the day of Christmas off from the Top 100 countdown and will continue it on Saturday.
I have been working on our Facebook and Twitter accounts recently to more accurately reflect our great website. Mark Rafferty and I were discussing how the goal for our twitter account is to have over 1,000 followers by the start of the 2010 baseball season. At the time I am writing this, we have 460 followers on Twitter and on Facebook we have 446. Click on the respective links below.
We have been working on some subtle changes to the site for the last couple of days. The most apparent one is the fact that there are two buttons now above each post so it is easy to retweet our articles on Twitter and post it to Facebook.
As new networking sites have started up, I have been able to start up a Facebook site and a Twitter account. Both of these are great ways to keep up with the news on the site and to share information with us. We also have a email subscription option for our readers where you receive an email every morning with all the news and notes from the previous day of news.