We here at TheCupCheck.com, are always looking for remarkable talent to take our community to the next level. All of our writers and contributors are current minor league baseball players…except for the newest addition to the Cup Check Team. Adding this passionate, sports minded writer to the mix will make our team stronger, more dynamic and multi-fascited. The Tenth Man will tackle the world of Minor League baseball from an outsider perspective. Taking on interviews, personal opinion pieces, relating relevant sports information, drawing parallels to all things minor league life. With plenty of Questions, Answers and conversation to come…we proudly introduce our newest team member…
In one word I would describe myself as passionate. I am never shy about speaking my mind or delivering my opinion, although I do try to empathize with people from all walks of life. I truly believe the key to success in life is very similar to the mentality of a successful athlete: never get to high or too low. Balance.
As your Tenth Man, I will be writing from an “extension of players and coaches” perspective with an outsider lense, focusing on issues far out-reaching the realm of a baseball diamond, yet never missing a chance to highlight the minute details that gets a guy here. I’m fascinated that many sports fans, specifically in baseball, are totally unaware of the lifestyle that precedes (and follows) being drafted. It does no good for an up and comming player to confess the hardships of this lifestyle to anymore people than his family members and peers alike. But i will.
I didn’t go past high school in my sports career but growing up I played a sport in every season and was competitive while doing so. In fact, I was once kicked out of a soccer game for trying to count the score on my hands because the league didn’t deem score keeping neccesary. Horrible. I believe I went so hard in my youth that I hit my prime in about 6th grade. I had a good 4 year run until my body broke down during my juinor year.
I took a liking to baseball because I truly love the strategy involved. I often spent more time with coaches then my teammates because I wanted to know everything about the game. I continued playing a multitude of sports throughout high school including football, basketball, golf and even a season of volleyball. When my sports career began to fizzle out I took to another passion of mine, writing!
I was the kid who was watching Sports Center before school in the morning, not cartoons, so I always had a good feel for sports dialogue. By the end of high school I had also written for the school newspaper which was my first hard experience in writing.
Coupled with writing, debate, is another art form I am passionate about. Many have asked me why I haven’t pursured a career in sports media either as a journalist or a commentator and thats because far too often, with money being the motivator, I see media members produce negative stories only. I enjoy the free-lance element of being able to write truly my own story. Fortunately, a few guys i grew up playing baseball with have persued professional baseball careers and that has afforded myself great insight into this little known world.
My initials are Q&A which is fitting because I never run out of questions and I’m always in search of answers. All in all im looking to provide an alternative view to this incredible forum. Remember these words;
Affirmation + Action= Miracles.
Your Tenth Man,
Quincy Anderson @ImInTheGameQA