Stuff Baseball Journalists Like
Terrible free food
Vouchers for terrible free ballpark food
Writing seven leads in thirteen innings because no one can get a base hit.
Air conditioned press boxes
The winning clubhouse
Saying 'Advanced Stats', then rattling off three or four in superior tone.
Walk-off home runs
Blowout by the 4th (see: #4)
WARP (See #13)
Arguing with bloggers
Establishing, in no uncertain terms, whether you're a blogger or a journalist
Friendly Public Relations people
Making fun of football. Or any other sport
Players with no filter
Trade rumors. Work. For. Days.
Spring Training. Because covering baseball any other time isn't enough privilege.
Quoting 'Bull Durham' and 'Major League'
Tweeting any mundane activity a player is doing in the clubhouse. They need to know!
Radar gun readings
Waiting by a player’s locker for, as it turns out, no reason. Obviously nothing better to do
Bar & Grills. Two birds, one stone
Talking about Alex Rodriguez existence
Watching a baseball game on their laptop while covering a baseball game
The radio guy
Hearing a baseball player say, ‘I just take it day by day.’
Hearing a baseball player say, ‘I’m just hear to help the team.’
Hearing baseball players say stock quotes that screw your story to dust
Season press passes. One hassle down.
Debating the DH
Being ‘The Kid’
Being ‘The Veteran’ that no one will mess with
Fans explaining baseball to you via tweet
Phone interviews in pajamas
A late deadline. Preferably a really, really late one.
Talking trash to a player in the press box. While watching him pitch or hit. Safe Zone.
Complaining about having to be a baseball writer. Oh the pain.
From time to time, I'll get off the regular track and do something different. Hope you enjoyed it. This list was inspired by the brilliant 'Stuff Journalists Like' list and site.
More will be added, so stay tuned.