Monday, July 18, 2011

Writers Block

Me at work in by Brian De Los Santos

As the summer is ending I can't help but feel I have lost contact with my writing. I haven't had much an opportunity to cover games and I was feeling a little worried about the outcome. I know it's just me because once I get in the writing mode and have my material I CAN WRITE.

Today I started a player feature that I'm actually feeling good about. Learning to talk to players and coaches and getting to know them a bit helps when you need to get your story done. It is when you don't know them or don't even get to interview them that you feel lost and not a complete reporter.

I was just thinking the other day I haven't been doing interviews and that's on my mind now, getting that great quote or antidote to grab readers into the story. That needs to be my next step, just so I don't lose that confidence of what I know.

I have had a lot on the mind about other things other than sports so it has been a little tricky for me to concentrate on my sports writing, but I am watching games when I can. I have also come up with some ideas for the Los Angeles Sparks website, since it lacks a few things that other sites have. Hopefully they take into consideration some of the ideas to draw more fans in.

Well that is all for today got to go into the office soon and get ready for tonight's game.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Dodger Stadium looking like old times

The ticket machines were clicking away as a swarm of blue was coming into the stadium. As I sat at the box seats I couldn’t believe my eyes. It felt like it was 2009 again when there were fans cheering on their team and thanking the owners for a season they wouldn’t miss.

This 4th of July Dodger Stadium felt like old times. I sat there looked around and was surprised to see the seats filled from pavilion to top deck, but then again what would you expect with tickets being cheap as four dollars for top deck and reserved and field level at 27 dollars.

People came to the stadium because it was a cheap place to see fireworks, but for three hours it didn’t feel like that. There was the wave, making nose, beach balls landing on the field and chanting “lets go Dodgers” it was my blue heaven I missed.

It gave my friends and I hope that it may one day be like this again. I do hope this happens soon, but with Frank McCourt continuous battle to keep the team, who knows when Dodger Stadium will see its glory days again.