And that's why our new website MississippiHardball.com is now in existence.
I'll state it short and sweet - what we plan on doing with this website is cover baseball in the state of Mississippi from high schools to junior colleges to summer team travel ball. And we plan on doing it year-round, not just when the season is in full force.
We'll cover as many games across the state as we possibly can during the regular spring baseball season, including high school and to a smaller extent the junior colleges. During the summer, we plan on going full force covering Mississippi team travel ball. In the fall and winter months we'll be writing our high school and junior college previews as well as providing recruiting coverage.
Throughout the year, there will be feature articles on teams, coaches and players. And even articles about what is happening in the world of baseball in the state of Mississippi.
And as I wrote above, we'll also provide you with what we believe will be outstanding recruiting coverage. And that recruiting coverage will cover Mississippi players who sign with either four-year colleges or two-year junior colleges.
We'll be blogging the latest news from around the state. We'll also have a unique feature called Daily ScoutReporter that is written by our talent evaluators, men who have first-hand experience and expertise in evaluating baseball talent.
Want to know the actual velocity of a pitcher? Then look no further than MississippiHardball.com because we plan on having at least six guns (Stalker or Jugs) recording velocities of pitchers.
Want to know where guys in all classifications are ranked? We plan on providing you with a list of the top overall players (all classifications), as well as individual lists of the top seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen. We are currently working on those lists and hope to have them ready to post on the site within two to three weeks.
There will also be forums and chat rooms where you can talk about baseball in the state of Mississippi. High quality video that will be exclusive to MississippiHardball.com will also be provided.
Other things in the works are our own polls of the top teams in the state as well as schedules and rosters of teams.
Obviously, trying to do all of this is a huge challenge, effort-wise and financially but it is a challenge we feel is worth the effort and money. We hope you will feel the same way.
We are providing 100% free coverage for the first 31 days beginning March 1st, then we will become subscription based on April 1st. The price will be $5 per month or $40 per year. Don't worry, there will be free forums, a free chat room and free articles for those of you who decide not to subscribe. But to receive full coverage a subscription will be required. We are putting a lot of time, effort AND money into this site and the more money we receive from subscriptions the more information we will be able to provide.
Where do each one of you fit into the overall scheme of this website? Obviously, we hope many of you will feel this site is worth the purchase of a subscription once our first 31 days of existence have come and gone. We also want to hear from you about players in your area and about things going on baseball-wise in your area. We can't be everywhere, so you are our eyes and hears. And we want to hear from you.
Gene Swindoll is the publisher/owner of MississippiHardball.com, an independent website that covers Mississippi baseball, including high school, junior college and travel team ball. You can contact him by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.