Published on my baseball blog, March 4, 2012:
On the eve of every potential MLB Fan Cave cut, contestants flock to their respective blogs and pour their hearts out.
We thank all of our supporters, we reiterate what a life-changing experience this has been, and most of all we sing the praises of each other.
We say things like, “I never thought I would be doing something like this!…”
“Throughout it all, I have gained so many wonderful friends…”
And then, there is the ever-popular, “If it all ends tomorrow…”
Sure, there is a distinct possibility that in the next couple days I will no longer be able to call myself an “MLB Fan Cave Contestant.” But I think it’s important to recognize that we have been forever immortalized as the Fan Cave Family of 2012. Just look at what we’ve been able to accomplish online.
The final decisions may soon be made, but in no way does that mean that this experience is drawing to a close. Whether we make the trek to New York or follow our new friends at home from the computer, we have to remember that in this game, there aren’t just 9 innings.
Our efforts these past few weeks have already spawned unbelievable opportunities for both those of us still in the running and those of us who aren’t. And as for staying in touch…let’s face it – tinychat isn’t going to go away anytime soon…We will, after all, have to keep each other sane during the coming season.
So, at this point, I would like to refrain from celebrating the end of a campaign and instead toast thirty to fifty new careers. May those of us bestowed with the platform to do wonderful things take this opportunity and run with it!