It’s finally here. I’m really excited for this season. Not because I think this season will be looked back on the same as a 162-game season would be. Not because I’m in love with all of the health and safety implications of players being around each other right now.  I’m excited because, well, it’s baseball, and baseball’s always great. Unless your team gives up 10 runs in the first inning of Game 5 of the NLDS). That’s never great.

I’m also excited about it because it makes Braves Journal a more hoppin’ place. Ryan’s done a really good job getting tons of great content pumped into this place on the regular. We have some great, new faces. And a season means that this community gets better. I couldn’t imagine trying to keep content going for the longest offseason of my lifetime, but Ryan and all of the writers did a great job of keeping it going. And now we get a season to enjoy.

But I know how hard it is to keep a site like this going. It’s really hard to ask people to keep pitching in content, creating ideas for content, editing, organizing, moderating, etc. And Ryan is doing a great job of pushing all of that forward, and the site is much better for it.

Would you consider being a Patreon supporter? I’m a $10 per month guy, but I don’t expect you to do that. You can go $3, $5, whatever you want to do. I feel anybody, even right now, can do $3 per month. If you appreciate the site, that’s a drop in the bucket. You just simply can’t find the blend of community and content anywhere else in the Braves blogosphere. You can go here, they hook up with your bank account, and it comes out once a month. Nothing further is required. It’s funded by the Patreon and the t-shirts. That’s it. 

Hopefully you’ll do your part in keeping this site running and growing. Until then, I hope everyone enjoys Opening Day!