A New Season, A New Start
General managers have the job of reshaping their team during the off-season by making necessary acquisitions, releases, and changes in staff to ultimately make their team better than the season before. I’ve taken the same approach with my blog, and my life. I’ve made changes that will better suit me in my pursuit of achieving my dreams.
Now, with that being said, I want to explain why I’ve decided to change to a generic blog instead of using my Red Sox one. You may or may not know, but I have always been very firm in my belief that my passion for baseball is first and foremost, and will always come before my love of any specific team. I completely believe to be a fan of a team, you have to be a fan of the sport first. Baseball is something that I grew up loving, and I have decided I want it to be a part of my career. I’m an aspiring baseball writer, which means I need to write about all of baseball, not just one team.
During this off-season, a lot of changes happened in my life that have allowed me to actively pursue my dreams to make it in the sports industry. I worked as a freelance writer and covered a local college basketball team all season, which was able to give me experience and taught me a lot about a different sport, and will ultimately help me in the future. I was also hired by the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves as a scorekeeper, and I’m really looking forward to being a part of professional baseball as an employee, not just a fan.
My thoughts for wanting to change my blog around was mainly due to my new job. Since I will be scorekeeping at CoolRay Field all the time, I’m sure I will want to talk about what’s going on in the Braves organization, because I do live in Atlanta. I’m also doing fantasy baseball this year for the first time, so I will have to pay closer attention to all of the teams (I’m doing 3 leagues… I don’t know how I’ll have time for it!) I’ve also grown to love minor league baseball even more than before, so I plan on making trips to different stadiums in my area, and I want to be able to share all of my experiences relating to those trips.
I’ve been very blessed for all the opportunities that have been presented to me over the last few months, and I want to take full advantage and make the best of everything I’ve been given.
I’m looking forward to a great baseball season, and I’m very excited about reconnecting with everyone. I hope you all enjoy my new approach and feel free to e-mail me, follow me on Twitter, or add me on Facebook!