Friday, June 15, 2007

Death of a fan, birth of a reporter

Here's a column from a brand new baby beat writer for the Frederick (MD) News-Post, describing her first time covering an Orioles game. There are some interesting details of as this 21 year-old rookie takes it all in for the first time, but some kind of depressing ones too. Such as:

Now I know I am not supposed to be biased, but deep down I was rooting for the Orioles, and I must say it was heart-wrenching to see them lose. But even in the bottom of the ninth when Miguel Tejada hit a solo home run, a glimmer of hope in me said, “They could come back” — although Stan said it would totally ruin the story, which was already written by now.

I'm setting a calendar reminder in Outlook to read her stuff in July 2010, by which time all of the fan should have been beaten out of her.