Introducing... William Robinson

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Hello,

Is it me you're looking for?

Who knows. but I am one of the other contributing members of this blog. My name is William Robinson and I have been writing about baseball for the past couple of years. I have been a huge baseball fan for my entire life. It started when I was a kid and my father was a huge Reds fan and he instilled that passion into me. I watched and listened to and kept score of Reds games for all of my youth for players like Tom Browning, Eric Davis, Jose Rijo, Joe Oliver, and Barry Larkin. To this date there is just something about baseball that harkens back to those days of my youth where my dad was my version of Superman and I thought that baseball players where these herculean heroes who could wrestle lions and such. It was such a sweeter time and it helps me feel like part of my dad is still around now that he's been gone for 10 years.

I'm trying to instill that same passion into my daughters (I have three). It's going okay I guess, I think one of the problems is that stupid ruling that was made in the 50's which made a woman's professional baseball league illegal. This means that my daughters could never grow up to play professional baseball and so they don't even have little league girls baseball teams which is incredibly sexist. They can't have heroes to look up to that play baseball and so it's harder for us guys to get them into the game other than just for the fact that they like to hang out with dad. If you read more of this blog you'll hear me bring up some social injustices from time to time but I promise not to let it overwhelm the sports.

Anyways, these days I'm still a huge reds fan, but I'm also getting ready to move to Atlanta and so have adopted the Braves. I'm also a huge Bryce Harper fan and so it's been a lot more interesting lately to be a fan of him. I also collect ball cards and I love to write about that as well. Anyways, I hope to hear from you, and thank you for your time in reading this blog.

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