Category: From Minor League Baseball to… Minor League Hockey

These posts connect my experiences with the baseball and hockey teams I’ve worked for.

CAUTION: Entries may contain references to the Wayne Gretzky’s 3D Hockey and RBI Baseball video games.

Another Long Way Home

Our weekend adventure continues. Just like Star Wars Episode II being right before the Clone Wars, and Episode III coming as they close, these blog posts skip over the exciting part of the weekend (playoff hockey). My journey to northeastern Pennsylvania is here. ********** Saturday, 10:00 pm: I hop on the team bus.   10:26:

Read More

“The Electric City”

DA-DA! Cue the Star Wars intro music as the next two paragraph move up your screen. I learned that despite being 20 minutes away from each other, Wilkes-Barre and Scranton Pennsylvania are galaxies apart: Scranton is known as “The Electric City” for┬ábeing the birthplace of the electric rail car, but shuttles, taxis and buses aren’t

Read More

What Fall Out Boy Taught Me About English Class and the Best Quote I’ve Ever Conjured Up

Over the past few weeks, I’ve become acclimated to the Fall Out Boy song “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark” from hearing it forty-eleven times at arenas during the AHL’s Calder Cup Playoffs. Most people probably think it’s called “Light Em Up,” since they say that a million times during the song

Read More

The Almost Blockbuster Trade…

The last trip the Providence Bruins made to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania was a long one. It was an overnight ride from Portland, Maine to the Keystone State in the midst of a seven-game road stretch. I mentioned my not-so-Rainmanesque victory at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in my last blog post, but intentionally left one story

Read More

Winning AFTER a Trip to Mohegan

Every time I go to a Mohegan Sun Casino, something significant happens in my career. My first trip to a casino outside Las Vegas (which I only went to for the MLB Winter Meetings & Job Fair) was to Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. It was August of 2010, and I was on a road trip

Read More

On Missing Doc

If there was one BU event I would do anything in my power to be at, it was the contest between Comm. Ave rivals that featured Jerry York’s first chance at tying the all-time wins mark tonight. Although that milestone would have been pretty impressive, it didn’t have anything to do with why I wanted

Read More

From the Broadcast Booth to… the Other Broadcast Booth

I’ve heard from many successful people that difficulties often lead to great opportunities, and I learned that firsthand on Saturday night. The entire first period of my broadcast in Worcester didn’t go on the air, and the issue couldn’t be fixed until period three. In the meantime, I tried to work around the issue with

Read More

From Minor League Baseball to GRONK SPIKE PUCK!

So much for resolutions, eh? It’s been more than two months since my last post, but I won’t make any excuses. I’m lucky to be able to kick things back off with a bang. What does Rob Gronkowski have to do with the Worcester Tornadoes, and why bring him up when football and baseball are

Read More

From Minor League Sports to a Major Juggling Act

Whether you work for one team full-time, a couple (or few) teams part-time, or have a “pedestrian” job and a (or a couple) gig on the side, there are many different ways you can get involved in the sports broadcasting world. Within every league I’ve observed, there’s at least a little variance in the career

Read More

From Minor League Baseball to… Minor League Hockey: Part 10

I really enjoyed going to the Paw Sox game yesterday, and I certainly don’t regret going. It was nice to meet and truly engage with a couple more of my boothian role models. (“Official” count of made-up words through my website: 2.) However, it was weird driving south on Interstates 93 & 95 for an

Read More