Holy. Moly. I type this before your eyes in disbelief. Not because of the time (I should really be sleeping right now), but because of the ability to post on this blog again. I don’t even know where to begin with this. I’m definitely not writing a Today in Sports tonight, but will share my absence since my last post and why I thought this blog was lost until minutes ago.
It’s hard to believe that I started this over 2 and a half years ago! Reading back at my posts from that time tonight surprised me a little bit because of the ability I had to create professional summaries of games and news, if I may say so myself. However, after my last post almost 2 years ago (wow), I sorta got caught up in the professional sports world of radio and then TV to start off my Broadcasting career after graduating college (woohoo!). I was writing for the sports page at my school as well, plus experiencing what would be my last semester of college ever, so there was reasons for ignoring this blog.
As soon as I graduated college, I hit the real world hard landing a job with MLB Productions as an in-game logger and freelancing with Westwood One Radio Sports (Now known as Dial Global) in the fall-spring on an as-needed basis (which is still true to this day). Since the logger job ended once the MLB season ended that year, I had time to think about posting here, but something happened…
For some reason, I wasn’t able to log in here with my email and password. I tried many times with different passwords and emails, but it didn’t work. Now, you could say, “Well, why didn’t you create a new blog or go to another site to blog?” To be honest, I liked this specific account because it had my history of blog posts. That was important to me because I can go back and see how I’ve progressed over time and critique my own work. So for that reason and not being able to sign in, I gave up. It turns out that the email I used was a school email and that was deleted by the time I tried to log in. Also, as a side note (which will come handy at the end of this post): I upgraded my cell phone to an iPhone around this time.
As time passed, I started to think about this blog again and decided to look it up on my Twitter, since I have it displayed on my home page. To my surprise, it opened up and revealed all of my posts. So I knew that it still existed and could still be accessed, but had no idea what the email/password combo was. Again I tried, again I failed. What was it? If my school email is gone, how could it still live? Once again, I ignored it and went about my life.
I started working for the MLB Network last March, which if you readers know, was my dream job back when I started this. I got lucky getting in with Productions and because of my willingness to learn there and some hard work, I was chosen to freelance with the Network and begin my quest of becoming a producer (which is still true to this day, even though I have changed from writing to producing since I last posted). I was working about 5 days a week from late March to early November. But once the offseason began, my role was/is cut shorter and am only needed a day or 2 a week, if that (it varies week-to-week). Which brings me to now…
I could not sleep at all for some odd reason and decided to surf around my iPhone. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn… Tumblr? I had the app since I had the phone, yet never did anything with it (obviously). I look at my page, skim through my posts and decide: screw it, I’m gonna try to log in again. Open it up, try my old-school AOL email and normal password and BOOM! I’m signed in. Total disbelief. It’s 5 a.m. Goodnight. See you around soon.