A year ago today, I got word from the Royals that I had been chosen to help represent the blog community at FanFest. So I suppose January 12 is a good day for nice announcements.
A few months ago, I decided that after five seasons with the Omaha Storm Chasers (nee Royals), it was time for me to leave my job the on-field promotions team. It’s time to do something else. So, I applied for media credentials for the 2012 Storm Chasers season, and I got them.
My time as a “promotions chick” was incredible. It was fun, first and foremost. I got paid to be a loud baseball fan, and the more fanatical I was, the better I was at my job. Beyond that, I got face-time with all kinds of ballplayers, from obscure MiLB journeymen to top prospects and big-name Major Leaguers. I learned how to not be starstruck, and how to use these contacts for the good of the website. It was a sweet gig.
The front office staff was always way more supportive of my blog than I ever expected or deserved. They never asked me to back down from any legitimate criticisms. The one time anyone asked me to make an editorial change was one night when I lost my cool and called an umpire a name. Beyond that, they’ve never censored me nor asked me to be a mouthpiece for the team, and I’m grateful for that.
What this means for YOU:
-More intensive and more regular Storm Chasers coverage
-Opportunities to talk to players on the record more often – which means, you are always welcome to submit questions for me to ask.
-Did I mention more photos?
-No more free tickets for friends and family. Sad!
I’m psyched. As much as I loved my summer job – all five seasons of it – it was actually not difficult to decide to go this route. See you at Werner Park…I’ll be the one with the camera and the press pass.