A couple of days ago I unveiled our plan to promote Fan Posts. We have a great community here at Brew Crew Ball and we want to foster it. In talking with some other site managers about this kind of thing, one of them suggested opening spring training game recaps to the community. I think that's a great idea.
Every year we try to cover all the spring training games in a similar fashion to how we cover regular season games. But it's difficult because there are only four of us and we all work during the day. So we could certainly use the help. And I think having some of you, our community members, do some recaps would be another great way to promote Fan Posts--not to mention give people interested in contributing to the site in a more official capacity another glimpse into what it's like.
So here's my proposal. I'll list each of the spring training games, including dates, start times, and how they're being broadcast (radio, webcast, television). If you want to write a game recap for any particular game, leave a comment with the date of the game. It's going to have to be first come first serve. I'll update the list here in this article with the username of the person that volunteers to cover the game.
On the day of the game we'd like you to get your Fan Post Recap up sometime reasonably soon after the game ends. It doesn't have to be minutes after. But if the game ends at 4 pm, we'd hope to have it up by 5 or 6 pm. When you do publish your Fan Post, once we see it, we'll pin it to the front page so everyone can see it.
You can use any format you want when writing your game recaps. Here are a couple of examples (one, two) of past recaps I wrote for last season. Spring training games are different than regular season games though. Especially early on, the regular Brewers will only be playing for a few innings. So at a certain point there will be just a bunch of jersey numbers out there. Don't worry about covering every play of the game. Just hit the main points: Who started the game? Who scored the runs? Did anything interesting happen? What was the final score? That kind of stuff.
When the regular season begins I'm going to look for some people to help us with game recaps and hopefully some of you that volunteer for these spring training games will be interested in that. Again, like with the other Fan Post project, I cannot guarantee anything to anyone. But if I see you can write a solid recap, it's going to give you a leg up on anyone that doesn't have a writing sample. Hopefully this will be a fun exercise for those that choose to participate.
Here's the sign-up sheet. Remember to list the date of the game and the opponents for the recap you want to cover in the comment section!
|Thursday March 3||2:05 pm CT||Giants||Radio(620 WTMJ)||Travis Sarandos|
|Friday Mar 4||2:05 pm CT||Mariners||Webcast(Brewers.com)||Derek Harvey|
|Saturday Mar 5||2:05 pm CT||Athletics||Radio||Kyle Lesniewski|
|Sunday Mar 6||2:05 pm CT||Indians||Webcast|
|Monday Mar 7||2:05 pm CT||Padres||TV(FSN/MLBN-1 hr delay)||Nick Thulen|
|Tuesday Mar 8||2:05 pm CT||White Sox||Webcast|
|Wednesday Mar 9||2:05 pm CT||Royals||Webcast|
|Thursday Mar 10||2:05 pm CT||Giants||TV(FSN)/Radio||ValpoHoops|
|Friday Mar 11||2:05 pm CT||Rangers||TV(FSN)/Radio||TwoShoesMcGooze|
|Saturday Mar 12||2:05 pm CT||Rockies||TV(FSN)/Radio||TwoShoesMcGooze|
|Sunday Mar 13||3:05 pm CT||Indians||Webcast||Pitches Brew|
|Monday Mar 14||3:05 pm CT||Dodgers||Radio|
|Tuesday Mar 15||NO GAME||NO GAME||NO GAME||NO GAME|
|Wednesday Mar 16||3:05 pm CT||White Sox||TV(FSN & MLBN)/Radio||907Cheesehead|
|Thursday Mar 17||8:05 pm CT||Rangers||Webcast||icelandreliant|
|Friday Mar 18||3:05 pm CT||Reds||TV(FSN)/Radio||TwoShoesMcGooze|
|Saturday Mar 19||3:10 pm CT||Angels||TV(FSN)/Radio||James Hutterer|
|Sunday Mar 20||3:05 pm CT||Dodgers||TV(FSN)||eddiematthews|
|Monday Mar 21||3:05 pm CT||Angels||TV(FSN)|
|Monday Mar 21||8:40 pm CT||Diamondbacks||TV(FSN Alternate)||chrisdurb|
|Tuesday Mar 22||3:10 pm CT||Rockies||Radio||Andy Reuss|
|Wednesday Mar 23||NO GAME||NO GAME||NO GAME||NO GAME|
|Thursday Mar 24||3:05 pm CT||Royals||TV(FSN)/Radio||Michael E1|
|Friday Mar 25||3:05 pm CT||Cubs||Webcast|
|Saturday Mar 26||3:05 pm CT||Diamondbacks||TV(FSN)/Radio|
|Sunday Mar 27||3:05 pm CT||Indians||TV(FSN)/Radio||nick72113|
|Monday Mar 28||9:05 pm CT||Reds||Radio||followmarty|
|Tuesday Mar 29||3:05 pm CT||Reds||TV(FSN)||kotsaythebuzzkill|
|Wednesday Mar 30||3:10 pm CT||Rockies||Webcast|
|Thursday Mar 31||7:10 pm CT||Astros||Radio|
|Friday April 1||1:10 pm CT||Astros||Radio|
|Saturday Apr 2||1:10 pm CT||Biloxi Shuckers||Webcast||aaronetc|
Again, this will be first come, first serve. We'll keep updating the list until it's full and we'll pin the schedule somewhere on the front page so you can refer back to it. Or you can bookmark the page yourself. If you have any questions about anything please feel free to ask!