A Profound Sadness

Lately, I have been feeling restless and a bit lost in what I want to do with myself. Work is not exactly what I want to be doing, though it pays the bills and keeps me off the dole. Fortunately, baseball season has beginning so I have that to look forward to as well as perk me up. Speaking of sports, recently there have been some things happening that are making a lot of female sports fans and women in general feel lesser and marginalized by our society.

Earlier in the year, MLB sponsored a contest to find the ultimate fan. This person would be in a decked out place and watch all 2,000+ games this baseball season. As part of this, the winner would write a blog about the experience as well as use social media to talk and promote it. The winner was announced and it turns out to be two guys who have on-stage and acting experience. This is all fine and dandy. At first I thought, ok cool for them. Then as more details emerged, it started to make me sad. Continue reading

White Sox Tweet Up

On Tuesday, June 8, 2010, the white sox had a tweet up at the ball park where people from the social media industry spoke on uses, etc of social media. This was the first time i had ever gone to a tweet up. I’ve only been on twitter since september of 2009 and that was because of . . . something to do with the White Sox. Yeah, I know you are shocked that I would do something because of the white sox. Anyway, I didn’t actually start tweeting until I saw something about for every hashtag mention of #beatcancer, money would be donated for cancer research. It was a Friday night and needless to say, being that I lead an incredibly exciting life on the weekends, I spent tons of time tweeting “#beatcancer”

So why is how I started tweeting relevant? Well, one of the speakers on the panel was part of the #beatcancer project. She had even stated that one of her success moments in using Twitter was that project. Also on the panel was Amy Jo Martin who was involved in the twitter battle between White Sox fans and Cleveland Indians fans (sox fans won that battle).

The event was held on the Club Level at US Cellular Field (very shi-shi) and it was a pretty cool view from there. I also got to meet someone I follow, StateStreetSports and if you aren’t following you should because will make you crack up and if you dig sports, why would you not follow them? I also met a few other fans of the white sox and baseball in general. I even got into a few “debates” about the merits of Scott Podsednik vs Juan Pierre (not much of a debate of more me disliking someone very strongly) as well as Robin Ventura’s lasting memory.

Overall, it was a great evening, despite the white sox loss. I am now feeling more inclined to go to another tweet up (and for those wondering, it is a big old hanging out of people who are on twitter, but actually in real life and not on twitter). Of course, if it involves baseball or sports in general, even better because, who can’t talk sports all day long?