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As long as I can remember I've loved sports, and when professional baseball player didn't quite pan out as a career path (though I'm still holding out hope for a Jim Morris-type comeback), sports writing became the next best thing to being on the field.
I worked as a stringer at the Elgin Courier News of Sun-Times News Group from 2006-12, covering anything that falls under the scope of "high school sports". That meant everything from your standard basketball and football game to cross-country meets and volleyball matches, and everything in between.
While the local sports scene was fun, there is no question my dream job is covering Major League Baseball, and Bleacher Report has afforded me that opportunity.
I began writing for B/R not seeking employment of any sort, but simply looking for an outlet where I could hone my writing skills and get some feedback from the sports fan community.
In any event, I published my first article on April 29, 2009 back when the site was still finding its footing and I was thrilled to see it read by literally hundreds of people over the course of a few weeks.
In my five-plus years writing for the site, I've managed to work my way up from contributor, to Cubs Featured Columnist, to National MLB Featured Columnist, and now I'm in a position where I've turned writing for B/R from a hobby into a career.
I'm thankful for everything I've gotten so far out of my time here at B/R, and I look forward to watching the site continue to grow.
Now to brag about myself with a series of numbers and dates:
Surpassed 1 million reads on August 4th, 2011.
Surpassed 2 million reads on February 6th, 2012.
Surpassed 5 million reads on July 13th, 2012
Surpassed 10 million reads on March 17th, 2013
Surpassed 15 million reads on September 19, 2013
Surpassed 20 million reads on February 13, 2014 (42nd writer to reach that mark)
Surpassed 25 million reads on May 25, 2014 (37th writer to reach that mark)
Surpassed 30 million reads on August 26, 2014 (37th writer to reach that mark)
Surpassed 35 million reads on January 7, 2015 (40th writer to reach that mark)
Surpassed 40 million reads on April 25, 2015 (38th writer to reach that mark)
7/12: First 1 million read month by an MLB writer
4/13: Featured Columnist of the Month
1 Million Read Months: 17
2 Million Read Months: 1
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Congrats on your success man, hope I can become a writer on here too! I'll be writing about Cleveland sports so hope you can follow and read my posts when you get a chance if I get accepted!
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