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jessica quiroli
Wherever baseball is.
I'm a minor league baseball writer. Dirt under my fingernails.
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Deep Dive on a 'Deep Space Nine' Baseball-focused Episode By Tammy Rainey October 2st marks a little known and lightly regarded anniversary. Rightly so, if I’m being honest. Nevertheless, if you're looking for odd intersections between baseball and pop culture, it’s certainly one of the odder you'll find. Also, given... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at All Heels on Deck
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Lifer: Post-season Edition Welcome back to the sixth installment of Lifer by All Heels on Deck! After a brief hiatus, Lifer is back with all new content for baseball fans like you. Our team of writers have been hard at work this last week thinking of ways to bring you... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at All Heels on Deck
By Jessica Quiroli Walking the damp halls of the lower level of a baseball stadium, the sound of my feet echo, as the noise of the clubhouse gets closer. There’s music. Lots of employees hustling around , trying to get last minute work done before game time. It’s a fun... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at All Heels on Deck
By: RoseAnn Sapia The sports media industry is one of the most rapidly changing and moving industries in the world. One second you’ll be writing for a newspaper, and the next you’ll be reporting on a digital platform. If there’s anyone that knows the twists a career in sports can... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at All Heels on Deck
By Tammy Rainey The attention of the baseball world is focused on post-season play. But a certain big debate a month ago will surely return. Next spring, writers will file their various articles describing the effects of the problem, or proposing solutions (as Jayson Stark recently did). The Problem? Service... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2018 at All Heels on Deck
Three Fastballs: Mac James After driving back from Durham, Tampa Bay Rays prospect Mac James took some time to field some fastballs from All Heels on Deck. Here's what he told us about the tough moments in his career, persistence and his wonderful wife, Emily. The catcher is coming off... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at All Heels on Deck
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A Little Bit of Pop An ode to the perfect pitch of baseball and musical theatere merging. By Helen Silfin This is the debut of a regular feature focusing on pop culture and baseball. 'A Little Bit of Pop' will run several times a year, with a mix of writers... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2018 at All Heels on Deck
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By Sara Rauch Dr Linda Dahl didn’t set out to become a fight doctor when she decided to study medicine. But the ENT, and author of the new book Tooth & Nail: The Making of a Female Fight Doctor, needed an outlet to revive her from her stultifying day job... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2018 at All Heels on Deck
By Victoria Edel Everybody loves a sports hero. One who overcomes the odds, often with the help of their friends/teammates, but also because of their own extraordinary strength. They exude determination. They do the difficult thing even when they’re scared. They sacrifice, and they’re ultimately rewarded. Everybody loves David Wright.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2018 at All Heels on Deck
By Lakia Holmes “No day shall erase you from the memory of time.” - Virgil Was it yesterday? Sometimes it honestly feels like yesterday. Most likely because I relive it in some form nearly every day. My friends were heading off to their freshman year of college, as I sat... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at All Heels on Deck
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Welcome to the fifth installment of Lifer! Our team of writers have been hard at work thinking of new ways we could spice up the column. This week, we’re doing Lifer with a twist. In this edition, photos taken by our writers while at games is the focus. This is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2018 at All Heels on Deck
By Tammy Rainey Every year fans anticipate what their favorite team will do when it comes to September call-ups. Of course if you’re a fan of, say, the 2018 Red Sox that’s not the foremost issue on your mind but for a team looking to build for the future like... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at All Heels on Deck
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Hard as it is now, Houghton joined a boys club when it was damn near impossible. By Jason Love The Philadelphia 76ers made national news recently with the hiring of Lindsey Harding as a full-time scout. The former WNBA and Duke University basketball star became just the second full-time female... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at All Heels on Deck
'G.L.O.W.' Gives Women A Ringside Seat To a Feminist Uprising By Jessica Quiroli I can’t look away from Debbie Egan’s face. The hold her every expression of pain, unhinged humor, desperation, heartache has on me is transcendentally powerful. And in this moment, the final minutes of Season 2 of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at All Heels on Deck
Why has the WWE taken so long to honor Joanie Laurer's popular alter ego? By Em Burfitt The end of Joanie Laurer’s story is far too common. The perils of an addictive personality mixed with a cavernous need to be loved inside of anyone can be damaging. Why should the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at All Heels on Deck
By Tammy Rainey 2018 has been a tumultuous year for Major League Baseball off the field. From the arrest of Roberto Osuna for domestic violence to the string of players who were discovered to have tweeted out hateful and bigoted comments years before they hit the majors, events have served... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2018 at All Heels on Deck
By Jessica Quiroli For all the things that have changed in America in recent years, sports media hasn't changed much. Women’s presence in the industry is still a thing. We continue to be judged on what we do, our looks, our manner and certainly how we dress. In the age... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2018 at All Heels on Deck
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Lifer: The Baseball Way Welcome back to the fourth installment of Lifer by All Heels on Deck! Our team has been hard at work putting together some fun baseball content that’s sure to pique the interest of all baseball fans! This week, we’re featuring sentimental promotions, ballpark food ratings, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at All Heels on Deck
By Mel Morales Upon my 30th birthday, I made a promise to myself. I promised to push past my fears and pursue what makes me happy. I have not always lived up to this promise, but I constantly remind myself of it when doubt starts to creep in. It is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at All Heels on Deck
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Lifer: The Baseball Way Welcome back to third installment of Lifer by All Heels on Deck! I’m so excited for everyone to take a look at this issue. We’ve put together some really great content that every baseball fan is sure to love, so this edition is worth the wait.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2018 at All Heels on Deck
By Helen Silfin My identities as both a baseball fan and a member of the LGBTQ community should not come in conflict with one another. One should not matter to the other or influence the other or really have anything to do with the other. Unfortunately, the discovery of old... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2018 at All Heels on Deck
By Karen Soutar Playoffs. It’s what all professional sports teams play for and what fans cheer for. A chance to play in your league’s postseason and hope to be crowned champion of your league for that season. Some major team sports leagues such as the NBA and NHL have sixteen... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at All Heels on Deck
By Tammy Rainey There’s a feel-good story in the Washington Blade that touches on the intersection of women, baseball, and being trans. Sometimes a seemingly minor profile actually holds layers of meaning and provokes a host of tangential thoughts and this is one of those occasions. I would not presume... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2018 at All Heels on Deck
By Katherine Hasenauer Cornetta Three Octobers ago, as Major League Baseball was rolling through it's postseason, five girls from Washington, DC got together and entered a baseball tournament in Georgia. They had to supplement their squad with a few siblings (including some eager little brothers) and a few players from... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2018 at All Heels on Deck
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A Movie Of My Own By Helen Silfin Dottie Hinson was tall, strong, confident, and never backed down from a challenge. Dottie, played by Geena Davis, was a vocal leader and a leader on the field for the Rockford Peaches, in the 1992 baseball movie “A League of Their Own.”... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2018 at All Heels on Deck