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Hi baseball fans, my name is Adam Wilson and I will be your new Cincinnati Reds correspondent here on Prospects1500. As a lifelong Cincinnati native, I know exactly what it is to be a Cincinnati sports fan. I understand the constant optimism we have just to follow closely the disappointment the season inevitably brings. As part of the Prospects1500 team, I hope to nurture this incurable optimism for the future!
Baseball has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. From playing in my garden as a child to becoming a national champion, I’ve always found new ways to love this game. Some may have dreamed of becoming president, but it was never me. As a kid, I always wanted to be a major league baseball player. Unfortunately, the best I could muster was becoming a stunning corner outfielder at a Division III school (Ohio Northern University). With this slight hiccup on the schedule, I had to find a new calling. That’s exactly what I did when I became a sports enthusiast and now a writer.
After my sophomore season as a player, I knew my future was no longer on the field. Then I turned to the press box. With my love of statistics and the score, it was a matter of course for me. I was always the guy on the bench who kept the book when he wasn’t playing, and this young fan did so every major league game he was in. Officially, my title was Assistant to the Sports Information Director, but it felt like so much more. My enthusiasm for sports blossomed when I covered all sports at my university except wrestling and swimming. Baseball could have been left by the wayside, but I found that the experience only made my love for baseball stronger. Here I am, a veteran of the dynasty and correspondent for the Cincinnati Reds.
My goal in this assignment, and in every article I post, is to bring you the optimism that every Cincinnati sports fan knows all too well. On this trip I hope to bring my youthful enthusiasm and love for this beautiful game. I couldn’t be more grateful for this opportunity and will cherish it forever. If you ever have feedback on anything I’ve written or thoughts about baseball, I’m always interested to hear what you have to say. Please feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @ AdamWilly5312 and / or to follow me. I will get back to you as soon as possible.