Ever since I was a little boy, baseball has been my true love. I grew up going to Salem Avalanche games and watching/idolizing players like Chone Figgins, Choo Freeman and Matt Holliday among many others. I was absolutely terrible with a bat in my hand so, thankfully, I was able to live vicariously through them.
In 2003, I opened a pack of baseball cards and received my first Major League Chone Figgins card (pictured above). That’s when I learned he had been traded to the Angels and, thus, I became an Angels fan.
The release of MVP Baseball 2005 on GameCube only strengthened my love for the game and that Angels team. That 2005 team still holds a very special place in my heart. Chone Figgins, Big Bad Vlad Guerrero, Garret Anderson, K-Rod, two-thirds of the Molina brothers…
I digress. In 2014 I took a minimum wage job selling concessions with the Salem Red Sox (formerly the Avalanche). It’s not a glamorous job but I loved it because I got to work for a baseball team. Walking into a baseball stadium every day is the best job there is.
I have since made it my goal to be a baseball lifer. The dream is to work in some capacity for a Major League front office. It’s going to be quite the adventure. To quote Adam the Woo, “Join me, shall you?”