Thanks to all of you for making PB a great game.
John Meredith, Jeff Brown, Dave Milner and myself are going to do everything we can to make PB a better baseball community. Reaching that goal will hinge on our being able to first (#1) make the interface "market-ready" and secondly (#2) to reach and win that market.
# 2: I think we all agree that building and managing our own PureBaseBall sim-ball empires is a wonderful use of leisure time, but finding others so disposed has never been an easy task. My understanding of new Internet advertising trends has convinced me that the market can more easily be reached now that ever before. In my mind achieving #2 reachable with a moderate level of expertise combined with some hard work.
#1: Reaching and luring the market to PB will do us no good unless we can properly run PB. This has always been difficult and it became much more difficult after 2000 when PB became the province of part-time, part-owners. Perhaps this is a cop-out (baby boomer glossary might be required here), but I believe that at least two of us have to become full-time employees for #1 to be realized. This will take an infusion of investment capital. Not necessarily a large infusion but an infusion nonetheless. How can this best be accomplished?
Owing to the fact that there are a lot of very intelligent people in our community, this New Year's resolution is to first ask and then fairly consider any and all input concerning the future economic and spiritual health of our beloved hobby.
Your input may be best voiced to the community or perhaps better suited as direct commentary or suggestions to me. Direct comments to the commish blog or email to me (email@example.com).
Happy Holidays to all and to all a very prosperous New Year. Mike Bravard (PB)