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Taking my ball and leaving

Ready with Ball

Unless something strange happens, this will be my last post on Northern Sun Baseball.  It was a good run.  I enjoyed learning about blogging and am grateful for the response from readers and coaches.  While my son had a very good summer playing baseball (starting pitcher in Townball CCVL vs. CVL All-Star game) I believe his desire to play college baseball is over and with it ends any desire I have to continue blogging about the Northern Sun Baseball Conference. 

So I’m taking my ball and leaving the baseball blogging world.  I’ll get my writing fix by continuing to blog about real estate and life in Dakota County Minnesota here – http://www.dakotacountyproperties.com/

Thanks one last time to the regulars who made it hard to leave last year.  Your continued patronage was appreciated.

Best wishes and may your love of baseball continue.

Bill Wallace

Northern Sun Baseball Blog

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Northern Sun 2010-2011 Offseason Thread

NSIC Gif

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m leaving this thread up if any Northern Sun or D2 College Baseball fans want to use the comments to chat about developments leading up to the 2011 season.

Have a great summer & fall!

Northern Sun Blog On Break

Ready with Ball Edit

As was reported this past January, I’ve been operating this blog the past 2 seasons with the anticipation that my son would be playing in the Northern Sun Conference in 2010.  That didn’t happen but I kept the blog running for another year to see how it played out.  While he’s making noise about playing competitively next year it won’t be in the Northern Sun.

The June – December time period is extremely slow in college baseball anyway but this blogger will be taking a complete break for the time being.  The 2011 season and beyond for this blog is definitely in doubt as well.  I guess we will see what my thoughts are come January.

I do want to thank those readers that have provided positive feedback and encouragement over the past 2 years.  That response was certainly a big reason for staying on this year and helped me reach a goal of 100,000 visits.  Thank You for your support!

Finally, I will be making 1 last post as a place for Northern Sun fans to place comments if they want to communicate or share banter during the offseason.

My contact information can be found in the About page if anyone really wants to reach me.

Best regards – Bill Wallace

Northern Sun Baseball Hits 100,000 Page Views

100000 Views

Sometime this morning, the Northern Sun Baseball blog hit 100,000 page views over the life of the blog!  One of my main goals for this year was to reach this milestone which only a tiny percentage of blogs ever reach.

As you can see, there have been 1,647 comments – I certainly have appreciated the community of like minded baseball fans who have greatly contributed to the success of this blog.

While the future of Northern Sun Baseball is up in the air, it’s been an enjoyable 15 months. In addition, I’ve expanded my own skills as I learned a ton about creating content and using different technology tools in this “new media” age that we live in.

Thank You Readers!!

1,000+ Day

1000

Yesterday saw 1,008 page views on Northern Sun Baseball which fell just shy of the all-time record of 1,041 set on Sunday May 10th, 2009 (the last day of the 2009 NSIC Tournament).

With the level of acrimony flowing right now I’m guessing we might break the record.   

An even bigger announcement is coming soon!

Baseball Anyone?

You know I really like a lot of you regulars right?

That said, the current trend of comments is not to my liking.  Starting right now I will be implementing Step 1 of my options.  From there I may advance to 2 and/or 3.

  1. Starting right now I will be deleting all comments I don’t like no matter how long you’ve been contributing to this blog
  2. If that doesn’t work, I will start banning anyone that persists in posting comments I don’t like
  3. If that doesn’t work, I will turn to moderating comments

Hopefully, if I start deleting 1 particular persons comments the rest of you can get back to discussing baseball or whatever topic you want in a civilized manner.

That is all.

What To Ask Coaches?

In January & February I hope to interview a number of Northern Sun Conference coaches to ask them about the upcoming 2010 college baseball season along with topics regarding the state of NCAA Division 2 baseball.

The comments section at this blog have never been more active.  I’ve already started a list of questions that I want to ask but I’m giving readers a chance to chime in as well.  So, with that in mind, what questions do you have that you think would be interesting and informative to ask the coaches?


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