New ballhawk site…?
Yesterday I got an email from a guy named Alan Schuster who’s a
software developer in Virginia. He has launched a new ballhawk web site
that he hopes “will bring together Ballhawks from around the country and provide a central location for Ballhawking stats.”
Here’s the link:
What do you think?
Mr. Schuster also wrote the following in his email:
“I am an avid baseball fan and although not a Ballhawk myself, I
spend time daily reading Ballhawking blogs. Having observed the detail
to which Ballhawks document their Ball Collections, months ago I
envisioned a website that would utilize a database of Ballhawking data,
allowing for quick entry of data, automatic updating of stats, and
complex database searches. I also envisioned the site functioning as a
central location for Ballhawks to not only publish their own ball
collection but to view others from around the country.
“I am happy to say that the site has come together exactly as I
envisioned it. Having the feel of a social networking site like
mySpace or Facebook, it allows Ballhawks to create a profile, upload
pictures, and record detailed Game data (teams,stadium,attendance,etc)
and Ball data (stadium,location,method used to obtain,etc). Website
visitors can quickly browse through member profiles while viewing
statistics and searching members’ ball collections.
“Please keep in mind that in no way do I want this site to replace
Ballhawks’ personal blogs, but rather supplement them. When entering
Game data, you can include a link to your blog entry for the game, and
hopefully your blog entry will also provide a link to your
myGameBalls.com page for that game.
“Please take some time to browse the site. I have set up a Demo member
page that demonstrates the powerful functionality that the site
provides. What is great about the site is that when a member enters
Game and Ball data, all of the statistics on his member page are
updated instantaneously. Also notice the powerful search capabilities,
especially with the “Advanced Search” function. Check out the FAQ page
for answers to some commonly asked questions.”
So yeah, what does everyone think about this? Is it cool? Is it lame? Should we all get behind it? Again, here’s the link:
I have a bunch of thoughts but I’m going to wait to hear everyone’s
opinions, and then I’ll respond in the comments section. Let me know if
you actually sign up and test out the site. That’s obviously the best
way to judge it.
In other news…
I decided to skip today’s Mets game for this reason:
Right now, it’s 4:51pm and sunny, so I’m feeling pretty stupid.
Next game for me? I don’t know. Maybe June 2nd at Yankee Stadium. Maybe June 3rd in Washington, D.C. And then I have a couple trips planned after that…