I played baseball for 20 years, the last 8 or so were at a pretty good level. But, I never made the front page of a paper. I never even made the front page of even the sports page. Don't think I even ever had a picture make the paper. I had a few mentions here and there about home runs or high RBI games but that was about it.
Back in December, I had a picture make the paper for the first time. It was just by chance, it was a photo of the start of the Jingle Bell Run in Daphne, AL that was shoved in the back of the sports section and I just happened to be in the front at the start of the race. I didn't stay there long though. It was only a 5k, but I bonked before the race started and only placed 5th in my age group. But I still got my picture in the paper!
Then, last Friday, I hit it big... Well, big as far as I'm concerned. I made the front page of the Baldwin Bulletin. Front and center with headline the above the fold! Yeah, I know it is only a biweekly publication, but I thought it was cool... The article was about my bid to win a sponsorship from TRX (see the last blog) and Ironman Texas. You can see part of the article online here:
This triathlon stuff is pretty cool!