Thursday, January 26, 2006


Welcome to my new blog. I created this blog specifically to share my 2006 Spring Training experiences with a specific group of Giants fans. This is my first attempt at blogging. I have no idea where this thing will go or whether it will hold my attention long enough to even continue to exist. We shall all see.

You will in all likelihood be seeing quite a bit of experimentation as I try to figure out the best way to do what I want to do. I hope to have a daily diary, of sorts, once pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training on February 16th. I will be traveling to Scottsdale, Arizona on February 15th and will be in Arizona until after the final Giants Spring Training game on March 29th. I intend to share my observations from the daily practices until games begin. Once the Spring Training games begin I hope to write a daily game summary. I also hope to post a few photos that I will be taking over the course of February & March. As of right now......I plan on attending 25 Giants games, 2 World Baseball Classic exhibitions and 3 World Baseball Classic games during the month of March. Other than time in Arizona is pretty much free ;-)

The photo above is an overview of Scottsdale Stadium, from behind home plate, circa 2000. They are remodeling the stadium this year. I am interested to see the differences.

Like I said.......this is new territory for me. I am interested to see how it turns out.


Anonymous said...

Hey Hank,

Looks good, buddy! The Giants should hire you. Maybe we should set up a mud wrestling match between you and Rich Draper to see who gets to write his column?

Kim AKA LoneStar

desertdave said...

Can't wait to read the ST diary, and look forward to seeing you and Mary in March.

Giantfan9 said...

Should be fun. Only 9 days util the first workout.