Roughly a year after the formation of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, membership had reached a point where it was necessary to create individual chapters within the group. Each member of the BBA was placed within the chapter that best represented the general focus of the blog. Volunteers within each chapter have stepped into leadership roles to help facilitate communication, assist with the various voting periods we conduct, and to help recognize the work of those members within.
The names and sites for each of our current Chapter Presidents, as well as brief bios, may be found by selecting any of links under this menu.
In addition to creating the Chapter President positions, expansions to the overall BBA Leadership were later proposed and subsequently two additional positions were created in an effort to help facilitate communication, promote the members within the BBA, and assist Daniel in running the group as a whole. At the behest of numerous members, we felt it would be appropriate to recognize those individuals here as well.
BBA President Founder – Daniel Shoptaw
Daniel Shoptaw is way too obsessed with this baseball thing. Besides his own blog, C70 At The Bat, he also is the founder of the United Cardinal Bloggers as well as the Baseball Bloggers Alliance. He can be heard on Gateway To Baseball Heaven and the UCB Radio Hour with regularity. He also has his own podcast, Conversations With C70, where he talks to bloggers and others about the game. His wardrobe is 85% Cardinal red. When he’s not wearing one of these many hats, he’s a CPA in Arkansas with a wonderfully patient wife and a son and a daughter that both already boo the Cubs.
BBA President – Chuck Booth (Owner of http://www.mlbreports.com)
Chuck Booth played competitive baseball until 18 years old and had offers to play NCAA Division 1 University Baseball at Liberty University before multiple concussions forced him to retire.
Chuck holds 4 World Records in Ballpark Chasing – including “Fastest to see all 30 MLB Parks” for more info click here. He also witnessed a record 224 MLB Games in 183 Days of viewing during 2015 here.
Chuck is also a baseball historian/author and has written a book on the traveling to all 30 MLB Parks, you can see a preview right here.
Chuck has been to all 30 MLB Parks 5 times in the last 7 years and also have been to all 50 USA States in the last 5 years. He has a strong knowledge on the travel industry and the 27 MLB Cities that have franchises.
Be sure to check out his historical archived articles here.