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Michael Augsberger was five years old, and his mother wouldn't let him stay up to watch the six games of the 1993 World Series between his beloved Philadelphia Phillies and the Toronto Blue Jays. And so he woke up on the morning of October 24 without any idea of the traumatizing fate he faced on the VHS that Mom taped for him the previous night. He threw a tantrum that has lasted to this day.
Still a long-suffering Philadelphia sports fan but now a junior at the University of Notre Dame, Augsberger is the play-by-play voice of the Fighting Irish volleyball team along with color commentator Marc Zakzrewski. He has also broadcast Irish hockey and basketball and high school baseball, and serves as sports editor for Notre Dame's yearbook.
Michael...I am a huge fan of yours!!! I love your writing style too! Keep up the good work!! God bless you!! P.S. I can't believe your mom wouldn't let you stay up to watch the 1993 World Series when you were 5 yrs. old...that's terrible....but it was past your bedtime!!! How nice is she to tape it for you!!! LOL ....sounds like a great mom to me!! Love you !!! :)
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I enjoyed your article on Kaelin. As for suggestions, while informative, it seemed long, involved and used adjectives for effect. Pick a theme, suggested by your title, and make it as tight as you can around that theme - A Killer Among Us, or ND Volleyball: This Beauty is Locked and Loaded. I would build around that theme - recruits intimidated, kill shots, key games, attitude. Take it to a climax - the St John's game facing off against another assassin. Weave in the life events of growing up, high school, the injury if you can tie it to your theme. "All has not been easy" or "the killer was on the shelf" type of transition statement. End with something personal, personal hopes, team goals.
Thanks for sharing it with me.
Are you going to do something on The Bengal Bouts, Bookstore Basketball, Vagina Monologues, The Women's Soccer Team?
Thought u ND fans might like this...