Bill On Baseball

Hoppers Haiku
And so it begins.
The Hoppers are back in town.
A twelve day home stand.

It’s been a week and a half since a Greensboro Grasshoppers home game, and I’m thrilled that the Hoppers are back in town starting tonight. It’s for what will surely be a legendary twelve day home stand! I’m going to be out of town for the last three games, so, at most, I’ll only be able to hit up nine of the games. Baseball every day for a week and a half is going to be awesome.

Recently, Bill Hass has started a blog about the Hoppers: Bill On Baseball. Bill used to write Bill On Baseball as a column, but has changed that column into a blog now. In his inaugural entry, Bill noted the importance of having fun with blogging:

Other writers I know who blog say it’s important to have fun, and that will be the goal here. I’ll strive to have nuggets and tidbits about current Hoppers, past Greensboro players (Hoppers, Bats and Hornets) and perhaps some observations on baseball in general, past and present. The field is wide open, kind of like the gap you see between the center fielder and right fielder at times.

In true blog-like fashion, Bill’s looking for reader participation, too:

This is intended to be a two-way street. Reader comments and feedback are welcomed and encouraged. Baseball fans are passionate about the game and I want them to be free to express that passion.

I’m absolutely thrilled that Bill’s converted his column to a blog format. Reading his columns last year was a great way for me to stay informed about the Hoppers, learn more about the team, and learn more about baseball in general. If the Hoppers handle it right, having an “insider” like Bill accessible via a blog is going to be a great resource to the community of fans. So add his blog to your favorite RSS reader or bookmark it and make a point to visit it regularly to look for new entries. Drop him a note or a comment letting him know how excited you are to have a knowledgeable Hoppers voice writing a blog for the fans.

Welcome to the blogosphere, Bill! I’m looking forward to your reading your blog as the season progresses.

See ya at the ballpark!


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