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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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Minor league players have received a ton of fan and media support for a lawsuit filed last year against Major League Baseball. That support has extended to the muscle of union workers. Big League Stew writer Mark Townsend reported today... Continue reading
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via twitter.com Ryan Westmoreland's story is as well-known as his seemingly endless positive attitude. In 2010 the top Red Sox prospect, who was drafted in the 5th round of the 2008 MLB Draft, underwent brain surgery. He committed to rehabilitation... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog
If you write about prospects and the minor leagues, keeping your coverage well-rounded is important. Prospect lists and awards are a popular part of any minor league website. But ask yourself why you want to contribute those types of stories.... Continue reading
The professional baseball dream began, but not with a lot of turbulence for Brent Honeywell. After being drafted in the 2nd round by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2014 out of Walters State Community College (Tennessee), the righty pitcher was... Continue reading
This week is #NOMOREWeek, devoted to raising awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault and it's also the start of mandated education by Major League Baseball on the issue of domestic abuse. This spring marks the first year that MLB... Continue reading
facebook twitter googleplus tumblr pinterest Email Gmail Yahoo Mail Outlook Native Client Replacing a Yankees icon like Derek Jeter is no easy task, but Didi Gregorius isn't going to let it affect his preparation for the upcoming season. “I am... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 2, 2015 at Heels On The Field: A Minor League Blog
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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