The first time I went clicked onto Through The Fence Baseball, I spent at least an hour reading all the different content it had to offer.
Here at Lady Loves Pinstripes, I had the pleasure of interviewing Through The Fence Baseball founder Jamie Shoemaker, who answered all my questions about his wonderful site. Shoemaker also discusses the upcoming season and of course I got his opinion on the New York Yankees.
With the 2011 season just four weeks away, it is the perfect time to check out some baseball websites, and Through The Fence Baseball is one you will want to be familiar with…here is my Q & A:
1) How did you come up with the concept for Through The Fences?
I came up with Through The Fence Baseball out of the blue. I was trying to think of a title I could run with that relates to a baseball saying. Playing baseball all my life, I had a coach that would always say “Hit the ball through the fence, not over. It forces you to stay within yourself and in the end, you ultimately achieve the later”. That same coach would tell outfielders the same thing when tracking down a ball “Run through the fence, not to the fence”. I’m really not sure how often that worked out in our favor. So, we’re attempting to go through the fence, not over.
Connections and being able to show what you believe in with confidence. We have some great interviews and partnerships coming up that we are really excited about.
3) Through The Fences has a cool blog by Toronto Blue Jay Ryan Shopshire, who is writing about his trip through the minors; do you think we will see him in the majors during this season?
You know, anything can happen! At Through The Fence Baseball, we would love for him to see action in the Majors this year. Unfortunately, I don’t think they are projecting him to hit the majors this summer. He finished at A+ last year. Not sure yet on where he will start this year. I guess a September call up is a best-case scenario right now. I’ll be honest; I’m not too familiar with the Blue Jays minor league system. Not sure on how many pitching prospects have the inside track.
4) Is Through The Fences just mainly a place for baseball fans or are you hoping it leads to something else long-term?
It’s always going to be a place for baseball fans. We’re hoping it leads to big things long-term! Like I said before, we have some great things coming up and some interesting content waiting to be published. We’re excited and our writers are too. Don’t want to give away too much, too early. We have some work with Charities and MLB sponsored companies coming up on the horizon.
5) What teams look to be the favorites heading into 2011? Or any other predictions? Continue reading ‘Lady Loves Pinstripes Exclusive Interview: Getting To Know ThroughTheFenceBaseball.com’ »