Well…it’s about freakin’ time Seymour Siwoff watched Douglas Engelbart’s debut of the computer mouse video!
Some knew—many didn’t—but last year I applied for inclusion into the BBWAA. I spent a great deal of time combing through the Baseball Writers’ bylaws and constitution, and worked diligently to meet the criteria. Fulltime, paid write?,Check. Accredited with league? Check. Went to a good number of games? Check? LLC?… World Series?…. Winter Meetings and other jewel events?…. Check, check, check.
The 30 min. meeting was enlightening.
Q: “As a business writer, why do you need to be at games?”
A: ”Transactions, etc. influence the game on the field. The BBWAA members here at the Winter Meetings prove that”
Q: “Is Bizball LLC your ‘job’?
A: “Yes, but I wish it paid better.”
Q: “Is this about voting for the awards?”
A: “No. This is about working.”
There was more, but you get the idea.
In the end, I was denied, but as I said at the time, of all the things in life I have been denied for, this one ranked pretty low.
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