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S2, Ep. 17: Taylor Rooks, Sportsnet New York Anchor/Host of Timeout With Taylor Rooks

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One of my favorite things about Taylor Rooks (besides the obvious talent for what she does) was the sheer joy and enthusiasm she brings to it. She also has the courage in the media to speak out on things that matter. And that is something I always appreciate. (more…)

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S2, Ep. 16: David Meltzer, CEO, Sports 1 Marketing

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I met David Meltzer in the Summer of 2012 while interning at his and Warren Moon’s company, Sports 1 Marketing. He gave me my first introduction into the sports industry and I learned a tremendous amount. (more…)

S2, Ep. 10: Alexandra Noboa, St. Louis Cardinals, International Communications Specialist

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I first met Alexandra Noboa in 2014 at Major League Baseball’s Diversity Summit in New York City. Besides being one of the nicest humans you could ever meet, you could tell she had a passion for the game of baseball, journalism, and reaching MLB’s  Latino audience on a larger scale.  (more…)

S2, Ep. 9: Mina Kimes, Senior Writer, ESPN/ESPN The Magazine

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The first story I ever read by Mina Kimes was The Art of Letting Go. After that, I discovered she had written a number of pieces for ESPN that were excellent and that I enjoyed. (more…)

S2, Ep. 5: Stacey Gotsulias, Beyond The Boxscore, FanRag Sports, & The Hardball Times

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One of the things about Stacey Gotsulias that caught my attention was her knowledge of the game of baseball. I also admired how unapologetic she was in her criticism of Hall of Fame voters doing things wrong; her passion for the New York Yankees (even as a Braves fan); and I was intrigued by her fandom of Alex Rodriguez. (more…)

S2, Ep. 3: Howard Bryant, Senior Writer ESPN/Columnist ESPN The Magazine

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African-American participation in baseball, at any level, is a deeply personal subject for me. Growing up, I was usually the only black player on the team. I had great teammates, but I always wondered why more blacks didn’t play America’s Pastime; I also wonder, as the percentage continues to decline, whether or not anything can be done to reverse the trend. (more…)

World Series 2016: Cubs, Indians Set For Historic Match Up

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Kris Bryant (.333 BA, 1 HR, 6 RBI, .948 OPS in 2016 Postseason) is part of a young Chicago Cubs lineup expected to deliver its first World Series title since 1908. (Photo: Jerry Lai/USA TODAY Sports)

Everyone should have seen the Cubs’ rise coming. (more…)

Ep. 19: Lana Berry, Social Media Consultant/Author

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Lana Berry has done something pretty cool. She’s a social media consultant with a personal following of over 100,000 on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Her love of sports and social media (particularly baseball) has allowed her to meet, interact, and gain credibility with industry professionals. What she’s also done is built enough credibility within the industry to write an E-Book titled “Getting The Call: How To Land Your Dream Job In Sports”, which compiles answers from over 100 of those industry professionals on how they landed their jobs. (more…)

Ep. 11: Teri Carson, MLB/San Diego Padres All-Star Game Volunteer Coordinator, Law Student

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I met Teri Carson a little over two years ago while working for a sports marketing company in Irvine, California. One of the things that stuck out to me was her energy and her drive to do any and everything possible to achieve a goal. As it turns out, that was just the tip of the iceberg when describing just how much she makes things happen.  (more…)

My Fight Against #LoserSpeak, Culture Phobia, And The People That Enable It In Sports

When a bat flip turns into an attack on how you play the game there's a problem (Photo via @JoeyBats19 Instagram)

When a bat flip turns into an attack on how you play the game there’s a problem. That problem is #LoserSpeak. (Photo via @JoeyBats19/Instagram)

There isn’t much in this world that makes me angry. In fact those who don’t know me can, sometimes, mistake my being calm for being passive or not actually understanding what’s happening. Those who actually know me can tell you that couldn’t be further from the truth.

A Utah Jazz sportswriter learned that the hard way last night.  (more…)