My day as a professional Oriole reporter!
I had the most awesome day on Sunday! When I first got to the field my mom and I got to park in the player’s parking lot. Jeff Lantz, the Orioles’ media relations representative, escorted us into the media room and gave us special passes. I got to interview the equipment person and I learned a lot of cool things about that job. Then I met Brittany Ghiroli, the Oriole blogger for MLB.com, who walked us to the press box. I really appreciated Brittany coming in on her day off to let me shadow her. She has taught me a lot and I admire her. Being with the media team was very cool because I walked right past fans and security with my special pass.
We had the best seats in the house, right behind home plate! The reporters get a lot of free food! When the game started I saw that most of the reporters were watching the game and writing stories at the same time. Brittany taught me how to keep score and she gave me lots of interviewing tips. Wei-Yin Chen was on the mound and he ended up pitching three great 3 innings. Because it is spring training, not the real season, we got to interview him right after he was done pitching. I asked him a question along with the other reporters. Since he could not speak English fluently, he spoke through his interpreter.
At the end of the game, which the Orioles won 9-2, we walked to the press room to listen to Buck’s post game talk. I asked him a couple of questions. Buck is always so friendly to me. He is really funny and he joked around with all the reporters and me! Over all I had a great day and learned a huge amount. I hope to do it again! Thanks for stopping by….