One of my last baseball duties before taking some time off, and officially handing the spring training baton to Peter Schmuck (Ed Encina is running the marathon; he’s not in a relay) happens tonight (Monday) at 7 p.m.
I’ll be hosting a hot stove baseball talk to get you ready for pitchers and catchers reporting Tuesday and the Orioles’ first workout Wednesday. My third annual hot stove talk is tonight in York, Pa., at Zion Lutheran Church, 2215 Brandywine Lane.
And it’s free (although we will have a freewill offering with the proceeds going to the church’s youth ministry program).
I am not doing this alone. Mel Antonen, the long-time USA Today baseball writer who now works for MASN, SI.com and Sirius/XM, will help me talk all things baseball. And the York Daily Record’s Jim Seip, who has covered the York Revolution since their inception, also will speak about that club and the Atlantic League.
Obviously, it is my charity event so I am pretty biased. But I think it is a pretty cool, pretty casual event. And those who have come in the past seem to return. This is our third year, and we hope for a biggest turnout tonight. If you need more information, call the church at 717-767-4673.
One more programming note: After tonight I am going to be shutting things down for the rest of February. Very few, if any, blogs, tweets or stories will be coming from me. But we do have you covered.
Ed Encina and Peter Schmuck are in Sarasota and will continue to write, blog and tweet everything Orioles. I will switch with Schmucker in early March and take over the final four weeks on spring training (and the start of the regular season). Lucky Ed gets to do all seven weeks of spring training.
So I’ll be writing soon enough, but until then Ed and Pete have you covered.
Thanks for checking in during the long winter.