I have been a sport journalist for about 15 years now, getting my start writing for Lee University‘s Sports Information Department as an undergraduate and working my way up to assistant to the SID, the legendary George Starr. I have long been a fan of sport, but baseball has always been my chief passion (especially all things related to the Red Sox).
Having grown up in England and closely maintained my ties, my interests have always had an English and/or European perspective and interest. With the Red Sox covered exhaustively by a fantastic network of journalists, bloggers, and amateurs, I needed some other baseball-related topic on which to focus.
Inspired by Mister Baseball, for whom I write regular game recaps, previews, features, and analysis for the big tournaments, I decided to create Extra Innings: Baseball Around the World. My fascination for travel is as deep as my love of baseball, so the union seems only natural. My areas of expertise and those that more regularly feature on Extra Innings are the World Baseball Classic, European National Teams, baseball on the global periphery, and miscellaneous international baseball topics.
An ongoing project nearing completion is to list every tournament that has featured national teams, whether at the global level or a sub-continental matchup. This project has produced a head-to-head database of all national teams’ results, which will be available soon. More information here.
I’ve recently had an article published with Baseball America: Major League Baseball In London Gaining Momentum. Read it here: http://www.baseballamerica.com/international/major-league-baseball-london-gaining-momentum/ You can also find my work on MLB Trade Rumors’ Baseball Blogs Weigh In and Mister Baseball.
Follow me on Twitter for my thoughts on baseball around the world, live tweets from major tournaments, and interesting baseball-related tidbits. If you are interested in hiring me as a writer or just for a story, I will provide a C.V. and portfolio.
Feel free to contact me if you know of any interesting international baseball topics, if you have any questions about my articles, or if you want to provide me a useful source.