First off, I hope everyone in the Rhode Island Baseball Community had a safe and healthy Thanksgiving holiday weekend. It’s also so great to get in front of family, connect with old/recent high school friends, and just soak in all the good times that this holiday typically brings. Thanksgiving always reminds you of what you are thankful for and that is especially true for me when it comes to the game of baseball and the relationships I have built writing about baseball here in Rhode Island for nearly a decade. Rhode Island is a small state that is easily accessible for games, tournaments, fundraisers, championships, and so much more. I have been truly blessed with the opportunity to meet and greet and write about so many incredible baseball teams, players, coaches, leagues, schools, and organizations traveling around the state of Rhode Island. I have always said, I write as a fan because I am a huge fan of not only baseball but the state of Rhode Island, my home state.

This December, 2022 will be my last month of covering Rhode Island baseball on this blog and its social media pages as I begin to transition into some other personal and writing projects for 2023 and beyond. I have well over 15 years of photos from when my kids were really, really little playing for Wickford (now North Kingstown/Wickford) Little League. I have visited well over 100 fields here in Rhode Island. I have written about well over 100 teams here in Rhode Island. I have attended games from Woonsocket to Block Island and loved every inning of every game I saw. I have met the most amazing coaches and parents and kids and volunteers – each one of you I am a fan of!!! I have been so lucky to be a fan and then share my love of baseball with you, the Rhode Island Baseball Community on this page and on social media.

So, starting December 1st, I will be posting daily tributes to the players, the teams, the leagues, the tournaments, the games, the parents, the fans, the fields, the indoor facilities, the charities, the coaches. I am going to dig deep into the archives and showcase as many amazing memories as I can muster up and share them with you on this page and on my social media pages. It should be a really fun exercise and I am looking forward to reading your comments on some of the stories I shared, the photos, the videos, and the memories you may have pertaining to that game or that player or that story.

I will still be here in Rhode Island in 2023, probably go to a number of baseball games – high school, Newport Gulls, Ocean State Waves, Little League tournaments, Sunset League, etc. – so you we can catch up at the games if you happen to run into me. Baseball will always be a huge part of my life, as will writing and sharing positive news about not only baseball and Rhode Island, but life in general. I look forward to sharing some amazing baseball stories this December as I take my last hacks at sharing and promoting The Rhode Island Baseball Experience. Thank you to every single one of you in the Rhode Island Baseball Community for welcoming me into your baseball world and allowing me the opportunity to share your incredible baseball story.

Going forward after December, 2022, you can still reach me at ribaseballexperience@gmail.com.