Posts Tagged ‘ Baseball ’

Ohio v. Buffalo, Part II: My Nose is Still Running

Remember yesterday when I gushed about the joys of covering baseball at Bob Wren Stadium at Ohio University? All of that goes away when it’s 45 degrees outside and you have to pee the whole time but are too embarrassed to ask where the bathroom is.

After Ohio handled Buffalo Saturday, I realized that I have a conditional love for covering baseball.

I do realize also that this is just part of the reason I love what I do, the unpredictability. It’s difficult to think that one day I could perhaps be paid to watch sports. Like Dick Vitale says, “It’s like stealing money.”

To robbery,

–BP

Ohio v. Buffalo: Reaction

Yesterday, I covered Ohio baseball’s win over Buffalo.

I enjoy covering baseball at Bob Wren Stadium. It’s a fun and lighthearted atmosphere for warm summer nights like something you would see out of a Chevrolet commercial.

The open-air press box is great for enjoying the baseball atmosphere while still being able to do the job right. However, as I am learning this morning, open-air press boxes may not be my best friend in the near future as we dive headfirst into allergy season.

I hope they’re keeping my seat warm at the Convo.

Warm regards,

–BP

Suits!

Because who doesn’t love wearing a suit, right?

This suit is my one and only. My mother and I bought it off the rack and it needs tailored, but it’s the suit that counts.

I wore this because I was conducting an interview for a story this morning. I was on the reporting trail, but I’m inspired to wear my suit more often.

People respect a suit. Even if yours doesn’t fit properly like mine, wearing a suit shows you mean business.

Show that you mean business. Wear a suit. Yadda, yadda, yadda.

I also wrote this weekend. I fell back a couple more days, but I did write on Sunday. I covered the Ohio v. Northern Illinois baseball game and you can see that story here.

More posts are a’coming. I do plan to catch up to my 365-day blogging challenge. Stay patient.

Peace be with you,

–BP

Back to the Diamond

Here is one post from yesterday, as a part of my catch-up effort. It’s a recap of the Ohio baseball game against West Virginia State.

To be honest, I’m a little excited for baseball. My Cardinals are defending World Series champions, we have been teased and teased by this warm weather and spring fever is starting to catch on.

Although I will be the first and maybe the only one to tell you that I miss winter, it’s time to move on and into spring. I like winter and snow more than the average person, but it is almost officially springtime, so bring on the warmth.

Yesterday was the first sign of spring: opening day at Bob Wren Stadium. It was euphoric. The mood was calm, there was not a cloud in the sky, it was warm. Yesterday was a perfect day for baseball. However, we were quickly reminded that it was not spring as soon as the sun went down and the temperature plunged into the 40s.

Ohio won in dominating fashion and it was a gorgeous day, at least for the first four innings. While I enjoyed the tastes of spring and I’m excited for the return of baseball season, don’t think I’ll be diving head-first into spring. There is still plenty of madness left in March and the final stretch of the NBA season is looking to be as compelling as ever.

The warm temperatures can stick around, but don’t make me give up my hoops.

Peace be with you,

–BP