Tuesday, May 27, 2008


I'm Back

It's been over two years since I've successfully posted here, but indeed the BayBears are still a team, and I am still a blogger. Not as active as before, but still, I remain a blogger for the BayBears. I haven't been able to post because of college, but now that I am back home in Mobile consistently for the first time in two and a half years, I should be able to post more often, and the quality of the posts should be higher as well.

There have been several changes to the team and organization as a whole, including a new Major League afiliate in the Arizona Diamondbacks, a new manager, and a new website (still not up to par, but a huge improvement).

Maybe it's me, since I haven't seen more than three professional baseball games in the past two years, but the BayBears staff has made some great improvements to the franchise. Merchandise is better, promotions are more professional, and get this: they don't play intro music for the other team anymore! I went into the gift shop to buy tickets last week, and the staff was very kind and warm-hearted. They even gave me the heads up on upgrading to Stadium Club tickets before the game (something I never knew you could do in 11 years of baseball at the Hank).

The Southern League remains the premiere Double-A collection of talent, and in the past few years has seen talent such as Prince Fielder (Huntsville Stars), James Loney (Jacksonville Suns), Justin Upton (Mobile BayBears), and recently Clayton Kershaw (Jacksonville Suns), all successfully making their mark in the big leagues. The talent has been, is, and will be some of the best in all of the minor leagues.

This blog certainly won't be what it used to be, but it will certainly be a place for commentary on the Mobile BayBears and Southern League that you can't get anywhere else. Stay tuned for more thoughout the season...