Welcome (Back) to Ducksnorts

Hi there. Welcome home.

After a great year at All-Baseball.com, Ducksnorts returns to its indy roots. There are plenty of reasons for the move, but most of them don’t make for good reading, so I’ll spare you the details and give you the condensed version: I like doing my own thing.

Thanks again to Christian Ruzich for inviting me to All-Baseball.com, and to Evan Brunell and all the fine folks at Most Valuable Network for putting me up for the past 12 months. We had a nice little run there, which is all anyone can ask.

Back to the present, and before we return to the more comfortable realm of baseball, there are a few things I’d like to point out:

  • My new email address is . Feel free to contact me at any time. I cannot guarantee an immediate response, but be assured that I do read everything that comes my way.
  • Speaking of communication, I’m dusting off the old Yahoo! Groups email newsletter. It’s been dormant for about 3 years, but I’ll be using it now to send out weekly recaps and previews. There are other things we can do at the Yahoo! Groups web site, e.g., use the calendar feature to keep track of send reminders for meetups and the like. If you’re not already on the mailing list, I’d encourage you to sign up so you can stay abreast of everything that’s going on at Ducksnorts.
  • If an email newsletter seems like overkill, that’s cool. You still might want to consider subscribing to our RSS feed, perhaps via a popular service such as Bloglines, so you’ll be notified whenever Ducksnorts is updated.
  • We’ve got a comments policy. No cause for alarm here — if you’ve been participating in the discussion at Ducksnorts, you’ve been following it. The only difference now is that the policy is in writing.
  • Ducksnorts is a work-in-progress. If you have any suggestions on how to improve it, check the enhancements list. If your idea isn’t already there, please drop me a line.

Okay, that was long and kind of boring. All of the things I highlighted above are featured prominently throughout the web site, so if you skipped over some of them this time, no worries.

One final reminder, and then we’re done: I’m basically running everything myself now, so it may be a bumpy ride at times. I ask that you please bear with me as I find my way. In return, I will do my best to make it worth your while.

As always, thank you for your support. Next post will be about baseball. Promise.

8 Responses »

  1. heya Geoff, site looks strange but I am sure I will get used to it. You going to Peoria this spring? I will leave tomorrow for 3 weeks in conus, 2 weeks of which will be in Peoria. Hope to catch some of our prospects in action.

    due to my limited brain capacity, I was slow to figure out where to click to post this comment. Maybe others are slow also?

    aloha, hank

  2. I like the look of the site, Geoff. Seems cleaner. Like the font. Good job.

  3. Looks good, Geoff. I like the layout and the font as well.

  4. I’m interested in “the details” … any chance you can get the old comments, there was good info in there …

  5. This article … http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/features/06030331stteam.html … mentions 3 guys in the Padres’ farm:

    Manny Ayala, rhp
    Sean Kazmar, 2b
    Will Venable, of

    … interesting little write-ups on each of them.

  6. Hey Geoff! Just commenting to let you know I followed you…and will update my links at SDSpotlight.

    Barfield had himself a half-decent day…the kid is not known for strong starts at new levels, but even in the spring it is nice to see him reposivble for five runs…

  7. Thanks for the feedback, guys. Much appreciated!

    Hank: Check back in with me in a couple weeks and let me know how the site is working for you. As for Peoria, I’m afraid I won’t be able to make it out there this year. Let us know how it is!

    LM: Thanks for the suggestion about bringing the old comments here. I’ll add that to my list of things to investigate.

    Okay, gotta write about baseball now…

  8. I like the look here… looking forward to baseball season..