Reflections

Parker’s Spring Training Experience

My overall experience was eye-opening and exciting! I was able to attend four different ballparks and took great experiences away from each one! For my first game, I attended the Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets @ First Data Field. Although I was not able to get a credential, I …

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Reflections – Sabrina

Over the course of a week, I attended five MLB spring training games on the west coast of Florida. I was able to watch all of these games from different perspectives – general admission seating, press box seating, and suite seating. Although I was unable to receive credentials for the …

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Reflections and Well Wishes from Ellory

Wow, what a week! What an incredible experience to cover Spring Training with some of the best access and coverage for a college student. A special thank you to the CJC, Eric Esterline, and the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies organization for their kindness and accessibility. I jumped in full …

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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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Reflection And Tips For Future Grapefruit Gators

Four games, four ballparks, six teams, and two coasts, what a hectic, crazy fun week it was. I ended up driving over 800 miles over the week. I listened to the entirety of A Tribe Called Quest’s discography. Midnight Marauders! What an album. And I got media credentials for the …

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My Spring Training Experience

First off, I would like to thank UF CJC, ESPN Gainesville, the Miami Marlins, the Tampa Bay Rays and Eric Esterline for allowing me to partake in this opportunity. This week opened my eyes to the different opportunities that are available within sports media and gave me real experience covering …

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What a week

As I reflect back on this experience all I can think about is what a great time I had. Thank you I would like to say thank you to UF for allowing students to experience something as cool as this. Although students experience what it’s like to have deadlines on …

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A Great Week

During the week of spring training, I knew how lucky I was to be able to cover even a portion of the 2020 Spring Training Season. After everything that has gone down with the Coronavirus, I realize just how lucky I was. Being able to cover one of the last …

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My Spring Training Experience

I’m not alone in that I’m a sports fan who greatly misses sports right now. The spread of the coronavirus epidemic has left stadiums empty and pumped the brake on sports. This hiatus makes me relish the opportunity I had to cover Spring Training two weeks ago — before the …

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