I’ve always loved baseball.
When I was a kid growing up in southern California, oftentimes Sundays were spent traveling to either LA or Anaheim to watch the Dodgers or the Angels; my heroes were guys like Steve Garvey, Steve Sax, Fernando Valenzuela, Reggie Jackson, Mike Scioscia – and even Tommy Lasorda was one of the dudes I watched with rapt attention when we’d make our way to the games.
And as fun as the actual season games were, sometimes the really fun games were the ones that happened during spring training – real games with a real score, but really just a warm-up for the regular season. The freshness of the games in those early months were always so great to be a part of; intimate in a way, and sweet.
Well, I’m in my own version of spring training right now; this blog, this website, and the desire that burns within to deliver fresh content that informs, inspires, and entertains is driving the action – all while simply enjoying the process of learning to make good videos that sound good and look good and truly represent the quality that I’m aiming for.
Here’s the first Spring Training Video, created in response to a prompt from a friend on Facebook who asked for the tune after I posted the lyrics to the last verse on the Troubadour Shawn Facebook fan page.