February 28, 2007 at 2:32 PM
March 1-31: Message Board “Rush” – if you’ve been lurking on the message board for a while or just discovered the site, sign up for the message board, share your opinions, and introduce yourself. I promise we’ll be nice and nobody will bite your head off (especially since some of the less respectful posters were asked to leave). I’ll even ask the moderators to be especially liberal in permitting new threads to allow some of the newer posters to share their opinions. All we ask is just make sure its relevant to the topics here and be civil. I hope we can get our 800th member by Opening Day and our 1000th member by the All Star Break.
March 2: I’ll be opening the SoxProspects.com store, where you can buy some SoxProspects T-shirts and other junk. I’m sure everybody’s dying to get that stuff [/sarcasm], but I’ve gotten a lot of requests for this, so there’s at least some interest out there. And it might be something different to wear to a game or Spring Training rather than that same jersey you’ve worn the last ten games. I tried to make everything cheap, but 95% of the costs are set by the company who runs the shop.
March 5: Pre-Season All-Star Voting.
March 12: SoxProspects.com Pre-Season Top 40 Prospects Ranking voting
March 26: SoxProspects.com Predictions Game
New Features: For those seasonal posters who fly south for the winter and return to the site when the season starts, you may notice many new features have been added since the end of the 2006 season – pull down menus were installed to make the site interface more efficient, the News page has been beefed up with more frequent stories and a new writer in Dan Hanson, a News Thread has been added to the message board courtesy of RedSoxAnni that organizes all the Red Sox prospect news items for each given month, an International Signings Page has been added, and most recently a new segment titled Twelve Questions with Top Prospects has been added, where members of the message board get to interact with the top Red Sox prospects. Brandon Moss was nice enough to kick off the segment, and will be graciously followed by Clay Buchholz.
SP Bash: For those interested, we’re probably going to hold the second annual SoxProspects.com bash on August 11 at the Futures for Fenway doubleheader, and we may even meet up in New Hampshire at some point when the Sea Dogs play the Fisher Cats. More on that to come. Until then, enjoy the new features and the Spring Training season.