Today was a long day. Due to issues uploading to YouTube, and the need for a follow-up interview, my entire morning was unproductive. It was also the first full-squad workout day, which meant the Pirates got off the field later than they have been in the last week. They also revealed their new clubhouse at McKechnie Field later in the day, giving me enough time to write an article, conduct a few interviews, and drive over to McKechnie from Pirate City. That was followed by getting home at 6:30, working on the clubhouse video and tomorrow’s articles until 8:00, and then eating my first meal since the oatmeal I had at 6:00 AM.
As a result, I’m taking a night off from First Pitch, since I’ve got about three topic ideas, but don’t have it in me to make any of them into an article you’d want to read. I’m not going to leave you with nothing, though. Part of my busy day included an interview on Stan Savran’s show on ESPN 970. The podcast of that interview is below. We discussed Jameson Taillon’s rehab, when Nick Kingham could arrive in the majors, whether the Pirates have doubts about Josh Harrison at third base, and their plans for Jung-ho Kang.
I’ve got some good articles in line for tomorrow morning. As for today’s articles, the links are below the videos.
**We’re down to less than 200 hard copy books of the 2015 Prospect Guide from the most recent shipment. We’ve already sold more than last year’s total, and I don’t anticipate ordering another shipment this year. That means once the current batch is gone, the hard copy version will be sold out. You can order your copy of the book on the products page of the site.
**Every day I upload content on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and the video features on YouTube. Be sure that you’re subscribed to all of those sites to follow everything we upload throughout Spring Training (there is different content for each social media site).
**The Keys To Sean Rodriguez Being A Productive Hitter. Today’s video interview, which includes input from Clint Hurdle and Jeff Branson about what they intend to do to try to get Rodriguez hitting with the Pirates.
**Spring Training Notes: Taillon Rehab Status, Live BPs, Kang Gets A Hit. A quick summary of the day with a few short Instagram videos, and an encouraging update on Jameson Taillon.
**Take A Quick Tour Through The Pirates’ New Spring Training Clubhouse. Pictures and a video tour of the new clubhouse at McKechnie Field, which looks amazing.