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Too Many Photos?

In an interesting development, I’m over my quota for photos!
This message popped up on my account when I logged in recently: “Tip: You have uploaded 8 GB of files, exceeding your quota by 5 GB. Consider deleting some files to free up more space, or purchasing a space upgrade so you can upload more.”
As it turns out, a 10 GB upgrade costs 20 bucks PER YEAR! Yikes!  And I’m already at about 8GB of files… and the cap is at 3GB… so I would get upgraded to 13GB.  Or I could spend more money and get more space.
So, I’m a couple of entries behind, loyal readers, while I figure out what to do about this situation. I’d love to keep entertaining you with photos from my baseball journeys but I don’t really want to add X amount of bucks a year to my bills I have to pay… so… what to do?
I came up with a couple of ideas. Feel free to tell me what you think:
1. Go back through all my photos that I can and re-size them… I might be able to get back under the cap… but for how long? And that seems like it would be pretty time consuming.
2. Get a kickstarter campaign (or something similar) going… people donate a few bucks here and there so I can purchase an upgrade for my blog. Would anyone donate? I kind of hate to ask my readers for money–it seems kind of lame.
3. Move to a new blog… maybe a different MLBlog… or a different hosting site? I’d have to redirect my traffic… and may lose a lot of readers.
4. Continue blogging… but with no pictures. Would anyone be OK with that? This is fun for me–but it’s all about what keeps my blog visitors happy and returning for more.
Let me know if you’ve got other ideas, everyone. And thanks, as always, for reading.

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February Leaders Photo and Virtual Baseball

Hey, everyone.  I just noticed this on the front page of MLBlogs.  Who’s up in the top right corner?

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I promise I’ll have my last two entries from the 2011 season up very soon.  Two more games comin’ before you sink your teeth into 2012.

ImageAnd also, my copy of MLB 12: The Show arrived in the mail yesterday.  Holy heck!  It’s pretty sweet.  Be sure to check it out if gamer + baseball fan = you.  I highly recommend it!

A New Blog

So, here I am.  I have determined that I know enough about baseball and think enough about baseball that I am qualified to ask people to read my thoughts about baseball.  Yes, my blog has the name that my favorite now uses, translated from Spanish to English.  I hate that name.
Shakespeare… or someone that wrote stuff… said, “What’s in a name?”  Hmm, yes that was Shakespeare… Romeo and Juliet.  Got it.  Anyway… I spent a while coming up with a name and realized it didn’t really matter.  I could call my blog Elephant Dishwashing and you’d read it if it was interesting enough or if you were bored enough or any combination of the two.
As of starting this blog, here are some stats about me:
I’m 25 years old.
I am engaged to be married to a fantastic woman.
I enjoy theatre, video games, sports, and I like dessert.

The Angels are my favorite pro team and have been since I started going to games in 1990.
I have obtained 9 baseballs from professional games, used by professional players.  All but 1 have come to me during BP.  That sole game ball–from Jay Payton in 2007 (he threw it to me on his way into the dugout) at my first trip to Camden Yards.
I caught my first ball at age 21.  I have never caught a foul ball.
I have visited 10 different professional baseball stadiums… two of those no longer exist (both in Texas).
I am a fan of Zack Hample.
You will be updated on what I think of baseball happenings.  I will write about games I go to… I went to one recently.  My next blog will be about it.