Hello again everyone! Yes, I know it has been a while since I’ve had time to get one of these done! Time has just completely slipped away from me. Well actually it hasn’t slipped away but more like it has rushed away. I can’t believe that two weeks from today we’ll make our way over to Reading for the season opener.
For nearly all of us working in minor league (or major league) baseball this time of the clock doesn’t mean anything. There are pretty much only two reasons to look at the clock right now. The first reason is to make sure you’re not late for an appointment and the second is to see how late you’re going to be that night. I try to be home by 6:30pm so that I can have dinner with my wife since I won’t for much of the next five months.
We all have about three pages of “to do’s” before April 16 (for me April 9) and I think we’re all feeling the pressure. The good news is that it’s this way every year. And the even better news is that when we step outside, we see a brand new video board and a whole lot of steel work, which is VERY exciting.
The ballpark. We are getting a lot of questions about the ballpark and whether it’ll be done by our home opener. So here is my definitive answer on this, I have no idea. I’m not sure anyone knows since there are variables like weather etc. that will affect the construction timeline for the next three weeks. What I know for sure is that there will be a field, a new fence and new home run dimensions, a new video board which is amazingly big, 200 feet of new LED ribbon boards, and a whole lot of really impressive steel!
If you want to see for yourself what is happening with the construction, then come on next Saturday, April 4th, for our annual FanFest! We’re holding it from noon until 3pm. And we’re having ballpark tours, which I’m hosting, and I’ll tell you all about the progress, show you the home clubhouse, the new video board control room in the press box and then we’ll take a walk around the warning track and you’ll get an up close look at all the work going on.
Yes I know this is a baseball blog and I haven’t touched on baseball at all! I will tomorrow, I promise! As for now, time is already rushing by this morning and it’s time to get to some work!