The High School Baseball Web has become one of the internet's most successful small sports specific
websites. As we approach our 5th birthday (February 2003) this site has far surpassed the average lifetime
for internet sites.
The site has grown and improved over the years. Unfortunately with that growth has come an increase in
costs to provide this free information and the message board forums.
The goal when starting this site was to provide a free idea and information exchange about high school baseball.
That has been accomplished and more! Our community is used as a standard by many in the internet industry. I am regularly asked "how" ...
"How did you create such a popular hobby type -- one sport community?"
My answer is always ... I have no idea!
As I have said many times WE ... all of the High School Baseball Web members should be proud of what our site has become.
Current web hosting costs now exceed $1,200.00 per year. Add to that the cost of necessary software programs to
create the web site, edit photos, purchase publications, monitor "neer-do-wells", and even computers themselves. You can see that
this site, while still a passion to me, has become quite expensive.
I have been scolded, chastised and even thumped on the head by some of you for not charging to use this site.
It would be easier for me to shut it down than to charge a fee for usage.
Having said all of that it has become necessary for me to find a way to offset some of the costs associated with
running this site.
Mrs. HSBBWeb is a very low maintenance sweetheart of a wife, but she does insist on
being able to send her boys to college and even to eat regularly! (I know she is being unreasonable -- but what
am I to do? At this point in my life no one else would have me)
If you would like to make a donation to the High School Baseball Web there are a couple of options listed below.
Donating members will be given access to a special message board "avatar" that let's everyone know
you are a contributor. Of course the use of it is your choice. All donations will be kept confidential.