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Me vs. Boyfriend

January 31st, 2011 | 5 comments »

I’m crazy competitive, especially when it’s something I’ve worked hard at like my sports business writing or softball (which I played for 22 years).  Thus, I expected to have no problem out-hitting my totally-uninterested-in-baseball boyfriend, Chadd.  This weekend we had the pleasure of spending the day with the Ambassadors of L.E.A.D. and getting a little hitting instruction from founder, CJ Stewart and Jason Heyward’s father, Eugene (who kicked my butt with some tough drills). 

If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you’ve read about L.E.A.D. If not, here’s the story: I have been blessed to be a part of an organization called L.E.A.D. (Launch, Expose, Advise, Direct) for the past couple of years. This group provides travel team level play to inner-city youth who would otherwise be unable to compete at an advanced level in baseball. Scholarship and community service are emphasized, with 100% of the participants during L.E.A.D.’s two years being accepted to college and over 2,000 hours of community service being performed. Since being formed in 2008, 83% of the participants in the program have gone on to earn college scholarships to play baseball while pursuing higher education.

Back to my 22-years of softball experience versus my boyfriend who doesn’t even like baseball.  CJ was kind enough to send over some video of us hitting. I’m not convinced this was my best swing of the day, but I’ll concede…my boyfriend beat me.

Here’s my video:

Here’s Chadd’s video:

Seriously though, there was a linedrive I hit right back at CJ’s head (who was pitching to me), which I’m sure was better than Chadd’s swing…and look at the still shots before you watch the videos, I totally have the better batting stance, haha!

You can check out Chadd’s blog, “College Football’s Most Dangerous Blog,” on ChuckOliver.net, the premiere online site for SEC, ACC and C-USA news and analysis. They’re debuting a brand new website today, so head on over and take a look!

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SEC Football Finance

January 27th, 2011 | Comment »

As we all anxiously await baseball’s arrival…

Check out Kristi’s revealing look at finances in SEC football in her piece on Forbes.com, which was written about on ESPN.com!

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The American Dream Show

January 7th, 2011 | 1 comment »

I’ve been consulting with a group putting together a new reality television show. I know, you’re probably thinking, “No, not another reality show!”  This one is different though!  The American Dream will scour the country for talented young baseball players who missed out on their shot at the minor leagues.  Maybe they had to get a job to support a sick family member or maybe they joined the military straight out of high school.  Now they’re going to get their second chance at the minor leagues.  The winner will walk away with a guaranteed roster spot on a minor league team!

I’m also excited to announce that I was just named as one of the judges for the show!  We’re still talking to several networks, but I’ll keep you posted as to our production progress and eventual airdates. 

Check out the show’s website here and become a fan of the show on Facebook!

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