Welcome back USA Baseball fans!
For those of you loyal followers out there, we apologize for the two and a half year hiatus. To all the newbies out there, thanks for tuning in and let me fill you in on the where we left off, two and a half years ago. USA Baseball started this blog as a countdown to the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games. To sum up a 357 day countdown of blog posts, USA brought home the bronze medal beating Japan 8-4 and finished with an overall record of 5-2. So in theory, now would be an opportune time to start another countdown to the next Summer Olympic Games. Bad news is the International Olympic Committee officially removed baseball and softball from the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Sadly, no countdown necessary for us this year.
So what are we going to do with this blog, you ask? We are going to keep you updated on what USA Baseball is doing in our community! USA Baseball relocated from Tuscon, AZ in 2003 to the heart of the great state of North Carolina. Even though we have been here for going on 8 years now, I still get one of the following responses/questions when I reply to the age old question of “what do you do for a living?”
Option 1: blank stare with the occasional head tilt and “huh?”
Option 2: “I didn’t know USA Baseball was in North Carolina?”
Option 3: “What is USA Baseball?”
It’s time to change this! That’s where I come in, my name is Lindsay and it’s nice to meet all you blog readers out there. I will keep you updated on all things USA Baseball going on in our community or what I hope will become commonly known as USAB in NC. The new ways we are going to expand our involvement in our community are endless. New ideas are created daily and your feedback and ideas are welcome too! First, we are going to start with giving back through teaming up with awesome organizations like the Triangle Miracle League, ALS Association-Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter and Miracle Mondays. We will also stick to what works and continue our successful traditions of reaching out to local families to participate in our Tournament of Stars Host Family Program and the local business community to participate in our ‘Extra Innings’ Networking Event.
This is only the beginning so stay tuned!