A journey of a lifetime
I have been afforded countless opportunities for adventure, discovery and exploration in my life, and for that I realize I am quite blessed. I don’t do a good job of sitting still for long — not that being a baseball beat writer allows for much of that anyway — so when I do finish one adventure, I always have my eye immediately on the next.
I realize that you don’t come to this blog to learn more about my personal life, but because my next adventure will briefly affect your Pirates coverage, I felt it appropriate to share.
This afternoon I will be getting on an airplane for India, where I will spend much of the next two weeks. I’ve been given a terrific opportunity to volunteer at an orphanage, where I will be involved in a number of projects with the kids. I’ll be teaching and building a library and maybe inspiring some children with big dreams to pursue journalism. I will also be traveling around the country to do some sightseeing.
So how will this affect your Pirates coverage? Well, hopefully not too much. I have left behind a half dozen stories that will be posted over the next two weeks. And all breaking news will be covered by other more-than-capable MLB.com writers. My blog and twitter accounts will be inactive, but I hope that my journey will help me recharge before the start of another long baseball season.
I’m hoping that when I return to Pittsburgh in a few weeks that the Falcons are still in the playoffs and there aren’t two feet of snow on the ground. That’s not too much to ask, right?
Oh, and if I happen to spot the next Million Dollar Arm during my travels, you’ll have the exclusive right here.
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