Hello folks! I guess I can start this blog like the majority with a firm claim to where I am from and my major. I am a transfer student from the 626, or to those who don’t know, the San Gabriel Valley. I am a Communication major at this, huge, distinguished university with no intention in adding a minor. As far as I can remember, I have been an avid sports fan ever since Clinton was inaugurated, or in other words, 2 years-old. Though I do not remember, there are pictures of me with wearing sports apparel and holding a bat, giving me the assumption that I must have liked sports at that young of an age. I have participated, competitively, in sports ranging from kickball, flag football, and capture the flag before settling on some middle school basketball and high school baseball. Baseball, by far holds a special place in my heart, and I probably would continue to be playing if coaches had not dwindled my confidence in the sport. It is not that I was bad, I actually had a the talent for it, but things just did not work out, so I thought being a fan would be more enjoyable, and it is! As I look to graduate this spring, I hope to pursue a career within the managing department of a major league baseball team, and I figured this class would help broaden my knowledge about the sport I love.
Like I briefly mentioned in the previous paragraph, I hope this class will help expand my knowledge with baseball to give me more of an insight into a possible career. The other reason I took this course is because it had ‘sports’ in the title of the course. I assume this is a common reason why most of you took this course, because, one, we go to UCSD, and sports are a fable of this campus, or at least knowledge of sports happening are, and two, it is a communication course that does not give signs of drabby theoretical ideas about how a tree has different connotations to each human being.
As for my sport of choice, if you did not get the, “There’s Something About Mary”, reference in the title, I chose baseball! As much as I read about or watch it, something new happens every year. I especially hope to explore the current issues within the sport like the thought of a salary cap, the new foreign player bid policy, along with the current issue of allowing fans to have a say in Hall of Fame voting. Baseball is constantly changing so it can keep the attention of its viewers because, to many, baseball is just too long and boring, but I hope with the help of this class, I can wake some of you up.