I know what you’re probably thinking. Another nutty idea from one of the brainiacs in the world of Vintage and Historic Base Ball. Well we can assure you that your initial thoughts are spot on. We’re trying to get a nicely designed and well functioning site for the community to use to communicate, find tournaments and just get an overall sense of the online community for Vintage Base Ball.
Well first of all we hate Facebook and have decided to tell them to go P1$$ up a rope. We’re making this community with baseball in mind first and foremost.
Yes there are already a ton of websites dedicated to every form of baseball but this one is going to initially be a site dedicated to Historic Base Ball. Its players, organizers, fans and it is open to any enthusiast of the game.
Secondly we wanted to make this site open to every club, team and organization that focuses specifically on historic baseball. A free and open site to let members communicate with their squads but also get to know each other more between the various clubs out there.
Like we stated in the headline above, this site will be a work in progress. We’re working out some of the kinks that will absolutely be worked out as we move along this uncharted trail.
What I can tell you at this point is we’re excited to get this thing live for the community to sink their teeth in.
What will be on the site? What is going to make me want to return and participate?
- For Starters we didn’t want to make it difficult to register so we’re using all those lame sites like Facebook login and Google and all that good stuff.
- You can Live chat with members of your team or find new friends on different clubs who have registered to chat with.
- Registered users have complete control over their profile, mug shot and customizable dashboard that shows the latest tournaments, matches and events
- The searchable player database and the Club Member Map showing locations of who is active in the Vintage and Historic Base Ball Game is one of the most exciting pieces of this pie.
- Team / Clubs / Group message boards all built in and any registered user can create them to use both publicly and privately. If you want your team to be in a walled off garden to communicate just between themselves you can. If you want an open forum for your fans to participate you can do that too.
- The Tournament and Events Calendar with users able to submit their events is also another great feature to see what is happening and get more people to see when the next match will be.