Cheering is for fans, writers aren't fans when the ink hits the paper.
If they are real writers
As a young 'sports writer' (I am not sure if I want to sentence myself yet), I have been in several press rooms/boxes. Cheering on the MAC level is not uncommon, but that is mostly because everybody knows everybody and they are more of a team than competitors in the journalism world.
However, I have been to Cleveland where there are huge signs that state that cheering will get you thrown out. And people literally sit there afraid to make a noise. It's a weird feeling.
Hey Sparky! Indian Hill English teachers taught me everything I know!
if it were 30+ years ago when I had no wife and no kids and no big responsiblities, I'd jump at it. Kinda like "Driving Miss Daisy". I think it would be a gas.
Attended 1976 World Series in my Mother's Womb. Attended 1990 World Series Game 2 as a 13 year old. Want to take my son to a a World Series Game in Cincinnati in my lifetime.
Somebody needs to do this and write a book.
There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.
Imagine the connections for an aspiring sports writer. I hope this goes to the right person. What a lotto ticket.
As a fan first, and a broadcaster second, I can tell you the press box is a lonely place. It is super cool when you get there and see all of the scribes you've followed for years. But a few games later it gets weird.
Don't get me wrong it's great, but only if you like watching games in a library. My co-host and I had to sit on our hands as the Reds clinched the Central last year.
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"Even a bad day at the ballpark beats the snot out of most other good days. I'll take my scorecard and pencil and beer and hot dog and rage at the dips and cheer at the highs, but I'm not ever going to stop loving this game and this team and nobody will ever take that away from me." Roy Tucker October 2010