Saturday, October 23, 2010

All-Star Outfield

I am very excited about our outfield for the 2011 season. We have only released two of the signings in the outfield (Kelani Brackenridge of Hawaii and Brett Jacobs of Washington State), but the other names (coming soon) are as talented as they get at this level. Kelani was a draft pick as a senior in high school (Tampa Bay, 44th round), and figures to be a big part of the Rainbow Warriors push to return to the NCAA tournament in 2011 (after a trip to the Regionals in 2010).

If you are from Southeastern Washington and follow baseball, then Brett Jacobs name should ring a bell. In addition to being the State 4A Player of the Year as a junior, hit .429 as a senior in high school, was a 2X all-state selection and led a team from Richland, WA to Williamsport, PA for the LLWS in 2003.

With how big the outfield plays at Borleske, our outfield is an important piece of the lineup, and I think Sweets fans will like who is out their every night.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Refreshed Website

We have refreshed the website. You can check it out here:
In addition to the refreshed look of the site, we are enhancing content, building in tools to keep our burgeoning group of social media (Twitter, Facebook) engaged and interacting with our team. I really enjoy this page - our alumni list: It will be great as players move on to minor league baseball, and ultimately to Major League Baseball, and create the tie back to their start in Walla Walla.

We also now have a tentative date on the store re-open - we are targeting the second week of November, and may be able to move that up depending on when product arrives. We will likely have some game-used jerseys and other collectibles on sale as well, so it will be fun to re-launch. Check out this story to find out how you can get some deals in Walla Walla with our new gear:

The roster is coming together - we have a release planned for next week in which we will begin to announce signings. We are making pitching depth a priority.

Any predictions on MLB playoffs? Lincecum and and Halladay were awesome - but it was only one game, and if Atlanta and Cincy can bounce back they can still go home with a chance to win.