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jessica quiroli
Born and raised in Philadelphia. Home of Rocky.
I'm a minor league baseball writer. Dirt under my fingernails.
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A lot of writers focus on prospects these days and you’ll often see ‘Scouting Reports’ listed on their blog or site. Scouting reports are completely specific. And unless you’re a scout, you’re not writing one. Why label something inaccurately, when... Continue reading
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via twitter.com As Spring Training begins, some of the best minor league player tweets will be featured here on Fridays. Gonna be hard to top this one. Can we get stickers made of this thing? So they can be put... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 20, 2015 at Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog
Access Coming through the door cocky and competitive is the absolute wrong approach. It is no approach at all. You will learn nothing about the craft or business, and you won’t develop relationships with colleagues and industry contacts, all of... Continue reading
When he first heard the news that he hadn't made the team out of Spring Training, Milwaukee Brewers reliever Rob Wooten couldn't hide his feelings. "It was hard to take," he said earlier this week. "I used the word 'devastating'... Continue reading
In the final section 'Stories from the Field' in my upcoming e-book 'Farm Life: Covering Minor League Baseball in the Digital Age', I had to decide how I'd discuss the private sanctum of the clubhouse. I've always stated that I... Continue reading
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via twitter.com Where to start? The marketing team that thought of 2014's 'Seinfeld Night' and now 'Saved By The Bell Night' should be knighted or crowned or given some sort of royal title. If America had those things. The Mets... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 6, 2015 at Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog
So which is it? Is Tampa Bay a Major League market or a multi-Minor League market? Does the area have the economic strength to support more baseball per capita than any other region in the US? According to the article,... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 5, 2015 at Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog
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via twitter.com Milwaukee Brewers minor leaguer Cody Livesay is ready for some football, but speaks for many anticipating the halfway point. Perry should give some respite from DeflateGate, which will likely dominate conversation of nearly every second of the entire... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 1, 2015 at Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog
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via twitter.com Oakland Athletics prospect Nick Rickles debates this, but I'm guessing he's really fully all the way down for #3. Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 1, 2015 at Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog
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via twitter.com What's better than football and learning? Baseball! I think this is a great reminder. Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 1, 2015 at Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog
Wednesday, the Bulls unveiled plans to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Durham Bulls Athletic Park this season. An interactive feature for fans for the preseason is the All-DBAP team, which will be decided by fan voting. Below is all you... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 30, 2015 at Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog
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1. Dirt: Why Exclusivity and Access are Key 2. Cutting Your Teeth in the Minor League Media - 3. Growing Through Blogging (how I got noticed in a big old boys club) 4. Dealing with "Prospects", "Non-Prospects", Coaches, and Managers... Continue reading
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My e-book 'Farm Life: Covering Minor League Baseball in the Digital Age' will be released in February, with release date to be announced soon. I revealed the cover art last week and here's a few of the chapter titles, with... Continue reading
Matt Silverman did not simply wake up one morning after sliding into his new role as president of Rays baseball operations and decide to ship out nearly half the team he inherited. • It only looked that way. • The... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 23, 2015 at Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog
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Click the Buy it Now button in the top right hand corner to purchase the e-book 'Farm Life: Covering Minor League Baseball in the Digital Age'. You will be taken to another page and upon payment, your download will begin.... Continue reading
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via twitter.com In the midst of an excellent 2014 season, the New York Yankees traded catcher/first baseman Peter O'Brien. He'd been making huge progress with Double-A Trenton, putting up power and contact numbers. He made a solid jump into the... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 16, 2015 at Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog
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via twitter.com You've got your Biscuits, Rubberducks and MuckDogs. They're just three of the contenders in Sporting News contest for 'Best MiLB Team Name.' Throughout the years, MiLB teams have looked to fans for the final decision on a new... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 12, 2015 at Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog
Rich Gedman’s Red Sox/Massachusetts roots run deeper than probably any coach, manager, or player on any of the team’s rosters, and throughout the organization. Sure, there’s fans that have lived their whole lives for the team, but Gedman is uniquely... Continue reading
Today's 'Flashback Friday' focuses on music. 2014 Rays 3rd round pick Brock Burke and Yankees Brett Gerritese, who pitched the bulk of 2014 in the Florida State League, were asked what their favorite pre-game music was last year. Here's what... Continue reading
MLB announced its attendance numbers on Monday, after the final weekend of the season drew 1,648,624 fans to ballparks across the country. It was the second-highest weekend attendance of the season, and the largest final weekend of a season since... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 7, 2015 at Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog
Certain players make their mark before playing a day of professional sports. Those elite prospects, or the ones that suddenly surged with an outstanding final college or high school season, that have fans and media talking. When the talent and... Continue reading
The Sacramento River Cats make a big switch to a rival California team, which will almost surely alienate their established fan base. On the other hand, that fan base wasn't exactly showing up in comparison to the rest of the... Continue reading
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via twitter.com You can always get great information from Bernie Pleskoff. Notable here is Okert's jump to Double-A, followed by the Arizona Fall League performance. In a competitive league such as the AFL, he struck out 17 batters. And check... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 2, 2015 at Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog
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via twitter.com If you want to be entertained on Twitter, you should be following Wes Wilson, Yankees prospect & #2 ranked best MiLB player account on the 2014 HOTF 'MiLB Twitter Twenty'. Full disclosure: I've read this tweet several times,... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 1, 2015 at Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog
Happy New Year and here's a look at 2015 in MiLB, prospects and potential not yet reached. MiLB Lawsuit/Petition – Everything will change or nothing will change. But this story leads the way, as the future of Minor League Baseball... Continue reading