10 Signs Baseball is Near for a Northerner

domeIt’s a frequent thought in the minds of every northern living baseball player during the wintertime, “Why the heck did I choose to play baseball up here?”

Although we grow to love it, sometimes it still plagues our minds during the harsh winter months. Maybe it’s the unbearable winter that makes the spring that much more enjoyable. Or maybe when we signed up to play in the great north we thought, “Hey, maybe global warming isn’t a myth?” Either way, these past few weeks have brought a celebration in the North Country when the temperature has finally surpassed single digits. As I sit in my house to thaw from the treacherous walk home from practice, I can’t help but dream of balmier days ahead.

Even though actual warm temperatures remain to feel like light years away; baseball is coming. This is a list of 10 signs that the season is approaching for a college baseball player who calls “Up North” their home.

1. You add the location of your spring break games to your Smartphone to check out what temperatures you can hope for when your team heads south.

2. A strict personality critique of your team begins in hopes of coming up with the perfect road trip rooming list.

3. March is around the corner; the trash talk on who is going to grow the best mustache begins. The guy who shaved his during the first week of March last year is looking for redemption. Continue reading

How Did I Get Here?

SandersonGood morning/ afternoon / evening, or whatever time your eyes are currently fixated on these words. My name is Scott Sanderson and it is a privilege to be able to express my thoughts on the wonderful world of baseball through College Baseball Lineup.

In this first blog I will give an overview of how I’ve arrived at my current status at St. Cloud State University. I am a fifth year senior at St. Cloud State and have enjoyed every moment of the journey.

To begin this story we have to hit the rewind button considering six years ago seems like Bryce Harper would still be playing on the playground in elementary school (probably already hitting 400 foot no doubters). Continue reading