Hello everyone. A few updates on the 2016 Baseball Continuum Blogathon for Charity, benefiting Roswell Park Cancer Institute:
- Over 40 people have agreed to take part in the Blogathon, meaning we are close to having enough people to have TWO WHOLE DAYS of submitted content here. These people range from relative unknowns all the way up to published authors, and are coming from various countries, fandoms, and areas of expertise. I’ve added many of them (or the places they blog at) to the blogroll!
- Next off, I’m proud to announce that Out Of The Park Developments, creators of Out Of The Park Baseball, have agreed to contribute three copies of OOTP to be given away as raffle prizes for people who donate! I have also heard from others who will be contributing prizes, which I will reveal as we get closer to the blogathon.
- I will, however, tell you another thing that I will be contributing to the Blogathon raffle! It’ll be a Andre Dawson Living Baseball Card! The Living Baseball Cards are something I did a review of a few years ago, and I’ve had Andre’s LBC ready for a giveaway like this since then! So this should make a neat little prize to somebody who donates.
- Finally, remember that if you would like to contribute to the Blogathon- whether in the form of a piece or as some sort of raffle prize- you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What happened to some of the people in previous posts? Well….
- Daniel Missaki, the then-16-year-old who impressed me so much in the WBC qualifiers when he closed out Brazil’s upset of Colombia, signed with the Mariners and played with their rookie-level team this year.
- Also in November 2012, I made a humorous prediction on the future of the Marlins, forecasting them out until the city of Miami is reclaimed by the sea and becomes inhabited by genetically-engineered merpeople. Well, that hasn’t happened yet, but since that post, some predictions have come at least partially true (I got the teams and timing wrong). Since the post went up, Ricky Nolasco was traded (and then also signed with another team through free agency), Justin Ruggiano has been traded and Tino Martinez is no longer the hitting coach (although for a completely different reason than my joking quip that he’d be traded to the Yankees). Meanwhile, poor Giancarlo Stanton is still a Marlin.
- Jeff Clement, of miracle-comeback fame, is currently a free agent.
- Jeremy Bonderman, who had made a comeback this season after a long absence from big league rosters, is also a free agent.
- Donald Lutz, the first German-raised player in MLB history, finished the season with 58 ABs, a .241 BA, .585 OPS and a home run, and remains in the Reds’ organization.
- Roy Halladay is still retired.
…And now you know!