You know, it was like, "So-and-so from The Beaumont Enterprise, many so-and-so's from The Dallas Morning News." The he got to a really big one"Best General Column Writing." Not sports writing, but the best of every column written in the state that year.
I ended up covering minor events full time, even doing the dreaded office score-taking work again.
A few feet in, I realized a hall ran in front of the showers.Maybe McDonald's was hiring.Oh sure, they may actually think I'm an idiot.I had enough natural talent, I felt certain, that with one high heel in the door, I could work my way into a writer's jobmaybe even someday cover baseball.OK, so now it was home to take a run and try to clear my head of concerns about just what might be waiting for me at the ballpark.But after getting home from school, I'd quickly skip back to the sports section of the evening.The little pranksters had used a bowl or something to draw a "circle slash" over Ruben's crotch.That's another thing that has changed.The grass spreads out in the shape of a precious gem, and there are fans here and there who have come to see batting practice just because it's relaxing.But there's a strange sort of comfort in feeling that if they think I'm an idiot, it's probably not because I'm a woman but because I'm just acting like an idiot.However, opportunity can come in all shapes and sizes.It is one thing not to look at your notepad, but another not to be able to look straight ahead without a big clothesline of boy parts.Bell bottoms hung over my head as I berated Tom Landry for not getting rid of Mike Clark or praised Roger Staubach the way little kids now get all slobbery over Nolan Ryan.It might as well have been a water cooler.God, I can't believe someone didn't warn me, I thought.
My daddy and I saw our first major-league game together on Opening Night here in 1972.
If I ever dread talking to players now, it is not because I feel that I don't belong there.I can look back now and see I was sunk early, my heart hopelessly immersed in a severely codependent relationship with a kids' game played by grown-ups.Here are my picks for, sunday, July 31 : Infielders (IF outfielders (OF).Of course, Rader would have spat corn at anybody.I hate to invade their pain and their anger and sometimes even their happiness.I dropped my plans to go to the University of Texas and study broadcasting.But that's while gift cards sold at publix they are still trying to maneuver you quickly into bed.It was when all the guys were inside doing interviews, and I was standing in the rain, makeup peeling, outside the high school locker room at Fort Worth's Farrington Field, waiting beneath the six-foot-long "No Women" sign for the players to come to the doorway.Those years were perhaps the most trying.
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It was mostly worn, ectoplasm-green indoor-outdoor carpetingand stares.
Andre Drummond, Pistons, 13,900, opportunity leads to production in DFS which is why I so often recommending targeting fast-paced games.
I think I may have actually gained some respect in various journalism and sports circles.