I created this blog back in the summer of ’07 because I wanted some place to voice my opinions about (mostly) sports.
Since then I’ve decided to give sports journalism a shot. I’m graduating from Boston University in a mere matter of days (depending on when you read this) and have been using this site to help hone my skills in the meantime.
I focus most of my efforts on baseball and basketball, with other coverage usually going to football, hockey, and soccer. If there’s anything else you’d like to read feel free to let me know about a possible topic. I’m from Boston so my bias will be evident, but hopefully only in the teams/events I choose to write about, not so much in my analyses.
The angle of “The Sports Beat” is this: I write as quickly as I can about anything in the sports world that I find interesting or important, meaning I’m a beat writer of sorts for the entire sports universe (except I have no more access to information than you do…oh, and I don’t get paid–sweet gig, huh?).
While I know that ESPN and other networks already do this, what I do is give you one page that covers everything a normal, well-versed sports fan would like to know about. I won’t give you specifics that the average fan won’t understand–I’m going to break things down into layman’s terms. There will be no rating pitches on the scouting scale of 20-80, I’ll describe Clay Buchholz’s changeup in a way you’ll understand.
De vez en cuando voy a tomar el tiempo para escribir algo en español, porque he pasado, en total, siete y media meses fuera de los estados unidos, o estudiando o viajando, en Ecuador, Colombia, Perú y España, y no quiero perder la lengua completamente.
(Once in a while I’m going to take the time to write in Spanish because I’ve spent, overall, 7 and a half months abroad, either studying or travelling, in Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, and Spain, and I don’t want to lose the language completely.)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d ever like to contact me, or simply leave a comment on any of my pages or posts.
Thanks and I hope you enjoy,