I mentioned earlier that I love baseball, obviously. It’s my first love. I started playing baseball as soon as I could walk. By the time I turned 17, my shoulder gave out and I had to call it quits. It was like a bad breakup. I had to take time away from baseball and figure out what life would be like without it. I packed up my bat, glove and catcher’s gear, stayed away from my high school’s field and spent a season away from professional ball.
After a year away, I decided I was ready to give my love a chance at a friendship. It turned out to be the perfect year to get back in the swing of things (pun intended), because it was the year the Boston Red Sox made the improbable comeback against the New York Yankees in the 2004 ALCS.
I’ve since developed a perfect relationship with baseball through writing, and my love for the game has been fully rekindled.
Outside of baseball, I’m crazy about sports in general. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and, as a result, I’m loyal to the teams from the area. I wear my fandom on my sleeve, but I promise to stay objective.
I graduated from Utah Valley University with a degree in journalism. I’ve written here and there for the UVU fan blog One Team All Green, and you can listen to a podcast that I produce for the fitness site and clothing line Fat Kid Pump.
I’m lucky to have a wife who is supportive of my love for sports, and my son (the man cub) and daughter (the diaper dandy) make me proud every day with their interest in sports.
Photo by Brigham Berthold