Welcome to the first edition of the LumberBlog! Many of you know plenty about myself and the Clinton LumberKings already, but I assume there’s a lot of newcomers filtering through LumberKings.com thanks to our new affiliation with the Seattle Mariners.
The Texas Rangers certainly had some hardcore fans, but I’ve heard from multiple sources that Mariners fans are even more dedicated, especially at following their up-and-coming stars. I look forward greatly to giving both our longtime fans and new arrivals a view of our team, both on the radio (all 140 games on AM 1390 KCLN and online at LumberKings.com) and via this blog.
Over the course of this year, I hope to give you some insight into what it is like to travel with a minor league team throughout the Midwest. It is a unique experience that I have enjoyed for the past three seasons.
This year, however, will be unlike any other. A brand new affiliate that happens to be turning their own corner with a new GM Jack Zduriencik, our own new coaching staff and roster, and of course, the 2009 Midwest League All-Star Game comes to Clinton in June. A lot going on.
Expect weekly updates from me, potentially more if I have the time (and something good to write about). Feel free to leave your comments as well. If you have any questions for myself, they might even be included in an “email the booth” feature on our pregame show this season.
Once again, welcome to the LumberBlog. Enjoy your stay. Tell your friends.