The Era After Big Papi

By Danny Cavanaugh

The Boston Red Sox are currently 17-14 and had struggled with scoring runs ever since David Ortiz, A.K.A. “Big Papi,” retired. So far the Sox have struggled with hitting the long ball and lack that intimidation factor in the middle of their line-up.

Now, they’re over .500 and starting to swing the bats. However, what should their approach be moving forward without David?

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The key is to stay true to who they are as baseball players, (they meaning the current Red Sox players), and play clean, fundamentally sound baseball. They might have to hit- n’- run, steal more bags or even lay down a sac bunt in order to move guys around the bases. Of course they’ll hit the long ball from time-to-time, but they need to focus on maintaining base runners and getting guys into scoring position.

Sox fans don’t worry! The 4 B’s are the future of the organization with a strong pitching rotation. There have been some good signs within the past couple games with putting up eleven runs and seventeen runs.

As long as they buy into the team atmosphere, understand who they are as baseball players and understand their identity as a baseball team, they’ll be just fine.

Image result for mookie bettsso, what does the future look like for Red Sox nation? Is there another World Series chance for them soon?

The answer? I’ll leave that up to you to decide.

However, I will say this; if the Red Sox can stay healthy, stay consistent in their lineup and develop a strong bond with one another, they’ll be in playoff contention.

With that said, what does the era after Big Papi look like? It looks like a opportunity for more Red Sox success.

 

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A Baseball Player’s PR Journey

By Danny Cavanaugh

As all athletes know, injuries destroy careers. A torn labrum in my throwing shoulder cut my college baseball career short in the spring of 2014. I persevered through my injury and finished out the season, but I knew I had to hang up the cleats.

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Picture above is from my college days playing at SCC. Go Dolphins!

Fast forward to fall of 2014 and I’m sitting at home wondering what I’m doing with my life. My college baseball career is over, but I know I still want a college degree.

I’ve never been savvy with my math skills, and I’ve never been enthusiastic about science, so those fields were out of the picture.

What am I good at? Well, I can write respectably, and I work well with others. Instantly a light bulb comes on! I remembered looking through Central Washington Universities catalog page and coming across PR.

Thus, My life was set, I am currently attending CWU, and officially started in the winter of 2015, where I started my major in PR. I brought my personable skills with my competence in writing to earn a degree and start my career in PR.

So, why PR?

PR is a great setting for any person with aspirations in writing, group work, and working with clients. It provides us with a sense of pride and self worth when we’re able to help a client achieve their organizational goals.

Thus, I finally found my niche with discovering PR. My idols growing up always mentioned how if you do what you love to do, you’ll never work a day in your life.

My baseball career may have ended, however I could still pursue my dream to work in sports with working in sports PR.

My journey into PR has just begun, and if you’re looking for an exciting, hands on career. PR may be the field for you.