Friday, November 26, 2010

Shop Small Business Saturday, Nov. 27

Cynics disagree with the motive behind it, but at it's core it is a great concept.
This is pretty cool. Despite the cynicism behind who is presenting it (large credit card companies), the idea of it is very noble. As a small shop on an historic Main Street, we certainly fit into the "small business" category. We employ all local people, we invest the money back in the community, so this is something that I hope people respond to. I am not a "shop local" freak - but I do think that it is an important part of the economic mix. And what better way to overcome the cold with the thought that pitchers and catchers report in 78 days with a Sweets cap or sweatshirt? Good times...

Come say hello at the Sweets Shoppe - open Friday, Nov. 26 and Saturday, Nov. 27 (the "official" Shop Small Business Saturday)! See you then...and if you can't make it down, we can be your "mom and pop" shop online (still fulfilled right here in Walla Walla, WA) - here is the Sweets Shoppe link:

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Big Signing...Big Big Signing

Huge signing for us - these guys were big contributors last season, great members of the community, and the type of player that we want. Glad we were able to get them back - the team is coming together nicely.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Growth one series at a time

The WCL approved the 2011 schedule this morning (the full schedule will be released later this month). The highlights include an increase from 24 to 27 league games - meaning 54 league games, and we have added 6 additional games (3 2-game sets) to get to 33 home games at Borleske for the 2011 season (a STEAL for season ticket holders - because we set the prices while we were still at 31...great for the fans!).

It is exciting to see the growth of the league - painful at times (with the loss of Moses Lake this season - a market we hope to resurrect soon - we are staying at 9 teams this year), but still a far stretch from what it was 6-7 years ago. It makes me appreciate people like Jim Corcoran and Jim Richards, who a decade ago had the vision to see that baseball at this level could be successful as a business. Major Leagues? Nope. Fun, engaging, great baseball and a powerful way to reach fans for businesses in an affordable manner? Yep.

The Sweets Shoppe re-opens next Monday - fans will love the new gear, and with our talented retail manager Katie running the show - look for us to have continually great gear for people to choose from, especially at the holidays.

More signings to come - stay tuned.