As much as I loved sports, I became more interested in the people I covered. I saw how stories could inspire as much as inform. I knew the average reader couldn’t hit a baseball 450 feet, but perhaps they could relate to someone who did, through my storytelling.
That is why I do this.
In an era often defined by clickbait in our industry, I believe in the power of storytelling. I think it’s possible to provide wall-to-wall, daily coverage while writing stories that make the reader feel something. People care about other people.
I love how this job allows me to cover everything for a passionate fanbase. I can tell you why the Braves signed a certain player and when an injured player could return, but I can also dive into how a minor leaguer is carrying on his family’s legacy or how the general manager became one of baseball’s top executives.
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I’ve spent many hours, nights, weekends and holidays at the ballpark and on the road working. To some, this would become exhausting.
To me, it’s a dream come true.
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