While sitting here reading the various posts an interesting thought came to me…
I know I’ve definitely benefitted from membership on this web site and I believe others have as well.
This question/suggestion is intended specifically for the author of this site, Steven Ellis, but is indirectly aimed at others out there who may feel the same way as I do.
How about putting on a one or two day PITCHING ONLY clinic next year (the site and date(s) to be determined by you) intended specifically for your present membership (and anyone else who may decide to join in the interum)?
It could include presentations by the individuals you’ve brought on board to help educate us like trainer Dave, Chris O’Leary, Rtusk40, and whomever else you’d want. Though you would be the “featured” speaker, maybe you could bring in (depending on how much they’d charge you) “controversial” figures like Dr. Mike Marshall and/or Dick Mills to explain their own “theories”.
The best part for the membership (depending on how many chose to attend) would be the chance to speak “face-to-face” with members we’ve met through this web site. Getting to meet the presenters and people like dm59, CADad, coach Ric, CoachKreber, Coach 45, jdfromfla, chinmusic, Coach Dixon, and Coach DeLunas - to name just a few - would be a blast.
Upon returning home, we’d at least have an “image” of whom we were conversing/arguing/whatever with the next time we visited this web site (God, maybe that’s too frightening a thought!)
Seriously, I for one would attend not only for the education I’d be able to get, but also for the opportunity to say “thanks” in person to a number of different people I’ve been able to meet that have shared their knowledge.
I guess what I’m also requesting of members of this web site is (and I don’t want to do a poll) if you were interested in attending such an event - post your reply (and whatever suggestions for the clinic you may choose to offer) so that instead of this just being a possibility, it could become a reality.
Anyone else out there interested?