Feb. 12, 2010
Nine is Fine for CBI
By Phil Stanton (@roadtoomaha)/Sean Ryan (@collbaseball)
CollegeBaseballInsider.com is coming to bat for
Today kicks off our ninth season of covering Division I college
baseball on a daily basis. As many of you know, when we
introduced ourselves to the national landscape, we called
CollegeBaseballInsider.com a “labor of love.”
As we start another season, we still labor.
We update our national scores page several times
a day. And we provide game recaps for the Top 20 and other top
games of the day. We honor players and teams on a weekly basis,
and we take a glimpse inside college baseball with player
journals from around the country. And we help coaches fill their
open dates, sometimes within hours of posting and most times
within a couple of days. In short, we try to give players,
coaches, families and fans a little bit of everything.
And, we still love.
It’s tough to produce the daily original copy
with the schedules we keep, but we wouldn’t do it if we didn’t
enjoy it. Pulling near all-nighters the night before the NCAA
tournament field is announced – not only predicting the field,
but trying to finish compiling capsules on all 64 teams – makes
us tick. We thrive on: Boston College and Texas playing all
night; Texas Southern and Bucknell pulling NCAA shockers;
knowing that guys like Tim Lincecum, Jered Weaver, Dustin
Pedroia and Evan Longoria would be stars maybe a little earlier
than many baseball fans (OK, Pedroia even surprised us!); and
the effort schools big and small make in playing a game we
believe is best.
With first pitch only days away, our anticipation
is building. We hope you’ve enjoyed our previews, and we hope
you’ll continue to check us out every day. Keep spreading the
word, and keep letting us know when we do well or need to do
One last thing…thank you. Thank you for allowing
us to give you our spin on college baseball. We hope to see you
at the ballpark.