Blogging is “the pole dancing of sports journalism.” ~ Frank Deford, sportswriting legend.
The Baseball Bloggess: “Another very readable blog.” ~ Gloria, longtime reader.
I fell in love with baseball. I fell out of love with baseball. I fell back in love with baseball. (But, I never fell out of love with writing.)
I tell my friends this: Baseball was my Yoga, before Yoga was my Yoga.
It makes sense to me anyway. And, if I just made you roll yours eyes, I’m ok with that.
There’s not as much spitting in Yoga. Advantage: Yoga.
But, both baseball and Yoga … always seeking a path to home.
(This deep, inspiring stuff? I’m just messing with you.)
But, I do love that baseball and Yoga each demand patience, focus, balance.
This is me, The Baseball Bloggess, on the mat.
And in the bleachers.
And, The Baseball Bloggess “as seen on” ESPN. (Is this how you take a selfie?)
I bleed Orange & Black. That’s for the Baltimore Orioles — loyal to the end.
And, I bleed Orange & Blue and enjoy close-to-home baseball from our season seats in Section C at the University of Virginia. I’ve seen a lot of baseball over the years and some of the best, most exciting, and inspiring baseball I’ve ever seen has been at UVa. Go ‘Hoo’s!
I’m proud to be a member of SABR, the Society for American Baseball Research.
The Baseball Bloggess has been recognized by Freshly Pressed for commentary on the history of vote manipulation in the All-Star Game (much funnier than it sounds) and on the use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) in baseball (not funny at all).
In October 2016, The Baseball Bloggess was named a Discover Blog for writing about “the game and its rich history with a mixture of deep knowledge and humor.” This could be the nicest thing anyone has ever said about me.
Plus, this blog has been called “fun” by Forbes Magazine. Seriously. Forbes.
And, if I haven’t proven my baseball bona fides to you yet … you can find me in the crowd scenes in Major League II. (I’m one of a couple thousand Orioles fans pretending to be Indians fans in the crowd scenes. Squint and you might see me.)
Here are some things you’ll find on here:
Posts on the Baltimore Orioles are here.
Posts on the University of Virginia Cavaliers are here.
My five-part series on some of baseball’s most unusual Spring Training locations, from Catalina to Shreveport to Charlottesville, VA … click here.
The myth of Buttercup Dickerson … click here.
My interview with Kay “Tubby” Johnston, the first girl to play on a boy’s little league team … click here.
A bunch of quirky baseball history, from Babe Ruth and Willie Mays to those cup-of-coffee players who played in just one big-league game … click here.
And, the Virginia-Born Baseball Project, where Editor/Husband and I foolishly decide to visit more than 100 locations in Virginia, to pay our respects to the Virginia birthplaces of every major league baseball player … start here. (Spoiler Alert: It’s going to take awhile.)
Want to stop by my Yoga studio in Orange, Virginia? Visit www.peacefulhands.com
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