My Spring Training Experience


I had a blast spending my spring break covering baseball. What I liked most about this experience was that it gave me a chance to apply my skills in the real world. This trip taught me that sometimes you can get your best story ideas when you get to the venue. By walking around the stadium and keeping an open mind you may get a story idea that is better than your original one. The only frustrations I experienced on this trip was my hotel’s Wi-Fi connection and not having my own source of transportation. These frustrations aren’t deal-breakers because there are ways to make it work. If I was going to do this trip again, the only thing I would do differently is plan out my lodging earlier so that it makes it easier to plan the logistics of the trip.

Out of the whole experience, I really loved talking to the fans at each game. It was interesting to compare and contrast the stadiums and get to know the different fanbases. Talking to fans in each stadium is what stands out to me the most from this trip. The only thing that I didn’t like about the trip was that the class rarely was altogether in one place. I found that when there was at least four of us we were able to bounce ideas around and come up with great creative content. Even though it’s hard to all be at the same place at the same time, I thought getting together at least once was a good compromise and a great way to end the week.

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