While we were out

The conversion of mlblogs to wordpess was completed last week. My personal conversion happened just seconds ago.

Whether it was my own internet technological illiteracy or a kink in the system, I found it harder to get back on the blogosphere than some of my other loyal bloggers. Nonetheless, I’m back and ready to share what I’ve been up to since my last post.

And, it’s been four years in the making.

I am a proud graduate of West Virginia University.

Last Sunday I walked across the stage at the Morgantown Events Center, shook hands with the School of Journalism Dean and proceeded to be handed a public relations diploma from one of my favorite professors, Dr. Diana Martinelli.

The moment was surreal as it just seemed I was doing this similar process some four years ago in Youngstown, OH when I graduated from high school. I was on my own, two hours away from my family and basically alone on a campus of nearly 30,000 students. However, I quickly made life long friends and created memories that will never fade away. I had much help along the way. From my parents, to my close relatives, friends, teachers, advisors, heck, even this blog has been an immense advocate in guiding me to this point.

Now, I truly am in the real world paving out a successful future.

I’m working for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, a Class-A  minor league affiliate of the Indians. As a promotions and marketing intern, I assist in the whole production of game day at the ballpark. It’s a dream come true. After attending hundreds of baseball games in the past 22 years, I can now personally share my thoughts, ideas and experiences with a professional baseball front office. Furthermore, I serve as the in-game host between inning breaks. That guy, or girl, at a park can make or break the fan experience. I’m glad that responsibility is placed on my shoulders because I love the fan interaction of a sporting event.

Again, thank you all for your support. It’s an exciting time and I will surely be sharing it all right here.

6 Comments

Congrats!!!! Thats a nice job to get yourself started in baseball promotion and management. Maybe someday you can get a job with Pittsburgh and help them break .500 And when you get that job, don’t forget to leave great seats at the window for all your Cubs MLBlogs friends ;)

Wow, congratulations!! I hope your job is the start of a great career in baseball.
Catherine

CONGRATULATIONS! That is awesome!

Ron

Congratulations Matt and what a fantastic start to your career! I can’t wait to read future posts, now with an insider’s prospective.
— Kristen

Congratulations on the graduation and best luck on your continued success. An old high school buddy of mine just got into WVU, and I know he is very excited to start there. Though there is no baseball (pro) around, and the Bluefield Orioles left (boo), I’m sure there’s some sort of baseball fix he will find.
 
-Avi M
 
2131 and Beyond: The games. The news. The experiences. The Orioles.
 

AWESOME! And congrats on your graduation! You must be proud… and for good reason! What a great way to start out your real-world life… right there engulfed in baseball. I tip my cap!
–Jeff

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