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 have often written regular match reports, previews, features, and analysis of 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. Originally, the topics that more regularly featured on Extra Innings were the World Baseball Classic and European National Teams, but as Extra Innings has grown, we are now on the forefront of baseball on its global periphery, with a network of contacts that allow us to offer coverage of events, teams, and players that are otherwise untouched by Anglophone journalists.
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 has required extensive research and is nearly complete. 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 with a useful source.