Away we go – Nick Ross
Being a Baseball Communications intern, it is very embarrassing to say that I had writer’s block while attempting to write my first blog post. I have mulled over what to write countless times now…so I guess here it goes. How does one sum up the experience I have had thus far? Just a year ago I was an average Twins fan, struggling through a rough start to a season. Born and raised in South St. Paul Minnesota, I grew up attending games from the nosebleeds of the Metrodome, never have I had seats as nice as the Herb Carneal Press Box. So how do I start?
I guess I’ll start with my first week, TwinsFest. My fellow Baseball Communications Intern, Megan, and I started the week before TwinsFest, and were thrown into the fire from the get-go. On my first day I was informed that I would have to drive my personal car, a 2001 S10 Blazer named Sasha, to the airport and pick up Opening Day starter, Carl Pavano. Yeah, if that’s not a way to start a new job, I don’t know what is. Between getting lost trying to find my way back to the parking ramp, and him being too tall for my vehicle. It was a unique experience to start off my time as a Twintern.
The rest of the offseason went without a hitch, and before I knew it, we were almost 40 games into the season. Like many other Twins employees, I have been herded onto the field wearing a mascot costume, and told to run the Race At Target Field. My first race may be my favorite so far, my entire family was at the game, while I ran as Babe the Blue Ox. My sister was enjoying her first Twins game at Target Field, and was screaming “That’s my brother” the entire time (I feel this is a good time to mention that my sister is 26 years old). Luckily for me, another intern was a few rows in front of my family, and alerted me of how excited they were. I would like to add that through two races this year, I remain undefeated!
Hopefully my writers block vacates so my next blog post is before game number 80. Until then, stay classy, Twins Territory!