Okay everyone so I have not been writing much lately due to an insane amount of homework that I, as usual, put off until the last minute. It was very interesting though. I will try to explain it later.

#15- Jim Edmonds
In the tradition of MLBlogs my dedication entry today will be about Jim Edmonds. Jim Edmonds was the Cardinals center fielder known for his exciting plays in the outfield. He played for the Cardinals from 2000- 2007. Jim Edmonds began his career with the California Angels (before the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of California of the United States of the World of the Solar System of the Milky Way of the Universe). He was drafted out of high school and debuted in the major leagues in 1993 with the Angels. In his rookie season many did not think he had the makings of a Major League ballplayer because of his easygoing and laid back attitude. After seven years with the Angels, Jim was traded to the Cardinals after butting heads with the new manager. The Cardinals quickly signed him to a contract extension and he stayed there until 2007. He was part of the World Series Championship team in 2006. He was known for spectacular catches and good slugging.
My homework was all about female sports journalists. I learned a lot including there are not many and men are jerks (just kidding). I learned about all of the horrible things many female sports journalists went through and sometimes still go through. I learned it is a tough job but that most women are still very satisfied with their jobs despite in many cases a lack of ability to advance in the profession. I also learned that the situation has been improving in recent years but that boys are still boys and often sources and colleagues are still very rude and sometimes downright nasty. I will not describe some of the horrors some of these women have endured because children read this and they are truly terrible and inappropriate. This information has not deterred me from goals however. maybe because I am naive or I have too much faith in the world to be a better place but I am not going to give up my dream because some people cannot accept that women can be just as knowledgeable about sports as men.
http://www.cobrabrigade.com/images/edmondsisgay.jpg (I had nothing to do with the original title of the picture- Cubs fans…)


  1. Kaybee

    Congrats on #15, but I can’t stand Edmonds. He was terrible with us last year!! Well, I still want to go for journalism, too. I haven’t done the kind of research that you have, and I don’t know if I want to. I want to write about baseball, that’s all there is to it.

  2. raysfanboy

    As a Cubs fan, I was not that happy when they brought him over from St. Louis. It worked out though. He put up decent numbers and helped to solidify the clubhouse. I thought it was a shame they lost his leadership this year. I think it shows in the Cubs’ record.

    Nice post.

  3. raysrenegade

    Good to see you back writing some again.
    the homework sound great, and it might give you some extra incentive to focus or reevaluate a career option.
    Since most journalist in the next 10 years will be mostly cable or internet-based, something like MLBlogs might be a great chalkboard to write, make mistakes and learn from.
    I hope while you are doing your homework on hournalist you can see yourself in some of their positions.

    Rays Renegade


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