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Welcome to the many new members joining the HSBaseballWeb community this time of year, and a friendly Hello to our Old-Timers too!

As the owner of the site, I'm asking new and old members to consider supporting the site with a PayPal donation.  TO DONATE, just click this button:


Many members may not know that my family pays approx $5,000 per year, $400 per month, for the forum hosting, software and security tools that power this website and community. We've chosen to avoid popup ads and other annoying money makers. Instead, many months I pay the full cost out of my pocket. But as I approach retirement I appreciate any help that members choose to chip in to Support Our Site and keep it going another couple of decades.

Thanks,

Julie

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You first find this site from googling words related to some question you have about high-school baseball or college baseball recruiting.  You find a discussion thread, then multiple threads, and realize that you are not the only person who has this question. You see that there are lots of discussions, in fact, new ones started every day.  You start reading more, first the ones that look relevant to you, then others with interesting-looking titles, then all at once you are reading all of them.  You discover that the people posting on them have backstories and personalities, that some have been on for a really long time, that some are famous or semi-famous (whoa, that's mind-blowing), and some are completely obscure, just random parents of baseball-playing kids somewhere out there.  You find the search function, and see who has said what.  You post your question, and get your first Private Message.  Suddenly you are personally connected to other people who are also living baseball stories.

People come and go, sometimes related to the changing role of baseball in their lives, sometimes because of something someone says that causes a ruckus.  Baseball achievements are celebrated, MLB controversies are debated, oldtimers come back and give updates about grandchildren, and always, advice is given about every possible topic.  It's an incredibly diverse and generous and quarrelsome yet (mostly) civil community of people, all linked through baseball.

Thank you, Julie, for making it possible for us to talk to each other.

Thank you to the members who have donated this year to help keep the site going. You have covered almost half of the direct costs for the site during February, March and April. My family and I have continued, of course, to cover the remainder.

I'd appreciate your help with the May bill. If every active member contributed $10 to $20 per year, that would help immensely. Thank you!

Julie

TO DONATE, just click this button:

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Hi friends, thank you to the few members who have donated in the past month to support our site.

I'm still paying the majority of each monthly bill out of my pocket. In recent years I have paid most of the monthly bill myself, adding up to almost $5,000 per year. But I'm nearing retirement age and honestly cannot continue to do that. I truly do need your help on an ongoing basis to keep the site going, otherwise will need to consider shutting it down.

TO DONATE, just click this button:



Thanks,
Julie

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You first find this site from googling words related to some question you have about high-school baseball or college baseball recruiting.  You find a discussion thread, then multiple threads, and realize that you are not the only person who has this question. You see that there are lots of discussions, in fact, new ones started every day.  You start reading more, first the ones that look relevant to you, then others with interesting-looking titles, then all at once you are reading all of them.  You discover that the people posting on them have backstories and personalities, that some have been on for a really long time, that some are famous or semi-famous (whoa, that's mind-blowing), and some are completely obscure, just random parents of baseball-playing kids somewhere out there.  You find the search function, and see who has said what.  You post your question, and get your first Private Message.  Suddenly you are personally connected to other people who are also living baseball stories.

People come and go, sometimes related to the changing role of baseball in their lives, sometimes because of something someone says that causes a ruckus.  Baseball achievements are celebrated, MLB controversies are debated, oldtimers come back and give updates about grandchildren, GUILTY! ,  and always, advice is given (fortunately for sons of HSBBW, NOT GUILTY!) about every possible topic.  It's an incredibly diverse and generous and quarrelsome yet (mostly) civil community of people, all linked through baseball.

Thank you, Julie, for making it possible for us to talk to each other.

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