Joseph Lara

Joseph is an aspiring sports journalist with a passion for esports and sleeping in. A former athlete himself, he brings an insider's perspective to many of the sports he covers while providing commentary only he can describe as funny.

Reflections from Jojo

I’ve learned a few important things from my spring training experience, but the first one I can think of is that I want to be around baseball forever. I didn’t realize how much I had missed the sport until I walked into a ballpark for the first time since high …

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Joseph Lara

Hi, my name is Joseph Lara. I’m a sports and media journalism major at the University of Florida, but I hope to cover both traditional sports and esports. In high school, I would have football games on Friday nights and League of Legends tournaments on Saturday mornings; I want to …

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Is this really everyone’s game?

As I traveled throughout Florida for my Grapefruit league coverage, I noticed one overwhelming commonality throughout every game I attended: the amount of persons of color is distressingly low. For a sport that features a diverse player base, why was the fanbase so dominated by only white people? I interviewed …

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Tomorrow’s Stars

This is America’s pastime. The cut grass, the ballpark hotdogs, the romantic life that is only found on and around the diamond. From a young age, being subject to the drug that is baseball can be addicting- the game is a wonderful place to be and is something accessible for …

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Twins declaw Tigers 5-1

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Minnesota Twins took down the Detroit Tigers 5-1 during a spring training outing, taking advantage of a windy Tuesday at the CenturyLink Sports Complex. The Twins recorded five runs on eight hits, with one RBI each from Brent Rooker and Miguel Sano, and three batted …

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