The New GM's Perspective Site

By: Devon Teeple
Welcome to the new "The GM's Perspective

Tracy McGrady call it quits, retires from baseball

By: Devon Teeple

Tracy McGrady is best known for being a basketball player, a great one at that. He played 15 years, averaging nearly 20 points per game, but retirement didnt sit to well with him. He had a dream to play professional baseball. Far-fetched yes, but the independent Sugar Land Skeeters saw an opportunity and ran with it.

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Ohka's still around, D-Train's parked in Connecticut

By: Devon Teeple

Welcome to the latest edition of the Indy Ball Weekly Perspective

  • Tomo Ohka, best known for his stint with the Montreal Expos between 2001 and 2005, is perfecting his knuckleball with the Bridgeport Bluefish of the independent Atlantic League. Ohka has been out of North American baseball since 2009. Since then he's been toiling around the Japan Central League for the  Yokohoma Bay Stars and reinventing himself as a knuckleball pitcher in the Japanese Independent Leagues. In his first year with the Bluefish, Ohka is 4-6 with a 4.63 ERA.

Sqor CEO Brian Wilhite has a unique platform for the new age athlete

By: Devon Teeple

Sqor has come up with an ingenious way to enhance the fan/athlete relationship.

They have taken the social media experience to a whole other level, With the click of a button any athlete or team on the SQOR roster can create their own content in real time. Any news on any team or personality is available at your fingertips. Today's sports personalities are creating content that is fully available to members of Sqor giving them an interactive experience like no other.

I had the pleasure to speak with Sqor CEO, Brian Wilhite who talks about their commitment to this new platform.

The GM’s Perspective: Can you give the reader’s an understanding of what Sqor is and what your company is trying to accomplish?

Brian Wilhite: We’ve built a social network dedicated specifically to sports, but more specifically to the athlete/fan relationship. I was looking at the world of sports a few years ago (I started the company approximately three years ago), and I observed that something was missing in the sports eco-system. And if you think about sports globally and with the World Cup going on right now, most of how the sports product is delivered to us around the team, the league, and the game.

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: ATL says speed it up, Winnipeg tops in attendance again

By: Devon Teeple

Welcome to the latest edition of the Indy Ball Weekly Perspective

  • Last year, the Atlantic League experimented with shortening the lengths of games. Since that time they have continued to collect data relevant to the cause, and have now created the Pace of Play Committee. The panel, which consists of Tal Smith, Roland Hemond, Joe Klein, Cecil Cooper, Bud Harrelson and Sparky Lyle, will be taking suggestions from fans, media, baseball people from a variety of sources, and proposals from the committee who will look for ways to enhance the "watchability" of the game while keeping the fundamental rules and integrity intact.

CY Young award winner R.A. Dickey talks partnership with Dickies
July 02, 2014 10:28 PM

Scott Kazmir: The Road to Baseball Redemption
July 01, 2014 9:13 PM

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: D-Backs, Angels, and Reds scour indy leagues for arms
June 29, 2014 1:05 AM

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Holdzkom signs with Bucs, Ottawa becomes Champions
June 22, 2014 2:58 PM

NAIA graduates 37 more to the pros
June 20, 2014 9:42 PM

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Lew Ford dominates Atlantic League, moonlights as coach
June 15, 2014 10:32 AM

Burres leads indy ATL in ERA, signs with Rockies
June 14, 2014 3:05 PM

Baseball returns to Ottawa
June 11, 2014 6:34 PM

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: June 9, 2014
June 08, 2014 10:09 AM

Blue Jays Honda Instructional Camp headed to Thunder Bay
June 06, 2014 2:37 AM

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: MLB goes shopping in the Atlantic
May 31, 2014 4:11 PM

Canadian Rene Tosoni has experienced everything baseball can offer
May 28, 2014 2:34 AM

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: May 27, 2014
May 25, 2014 1:15 PM

Thunder Bay Border Cats sign local prospects Lucas Scocchia and Danny McInnis
May 22, 2014 9:32 PM

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Pecos League premieres on FOX Sports 1
May 18, 2014 9:02 AM

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