WWith a new year upon us, I want to take a moment to reaffirm the Philadelphia Baseball Review’s commitment to growing and strengthening the baseball community throughout the Philadelphia region.
We will cover Phillies just as we have done in the past, but you will also see significant pressure on college and amateur baseball coverage in the coming weeks. A big part of our mission and vision is to promote baseball in the Philadelphia region. The best way to do that is to highlight the fascinating stories that seal the college and amateur scene.
There are more than two dozen college baseball programs in the Philadelphia region, along with at least a dozen academies and more than 100 high school teams.
The Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer do an admirable job providing coverage for the Phillies, but also do not have the resources to cover the sport outside of Citizens Bank Park.
The Philadelphia Baseball Review aims to fill that void.
Below is a selection of the initiatives the Philadelphia Baseball Review plans to uncover over the coming weeks.
Preview of the college season
As has been the case in recent years, the Philadelphia Baseball Review will publish previews highlighting the majority of college programs in the Philadelphia region.
Weekly college preview
The Philadelphia Baseball Review will publish a preview every Friday morning and look at the weekend’s action. Preview will include interest notes and statistics, along with other relevant information.
Weekly college wrap
Published every Sunday night, we will look at the weekend’s results and provide some highlights and insights.
College baseball podcast
Coming in mid-February, we are introducing a college baseball podcast that will in some ways serve as a voice for the Philadelphia college baseball scene. We include interviews, insights and interesting discussions that provide an insight into life playing college baseball in the Philadelphia region.
Together with these four initiatives, we will once again announce Player & Pitcher of the Week awards for all divisions, plus we will run feature stories on teams and players throughout the season.
We also expect to provide coverage for travel tournaments and local academies throughout the year.