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Does being a baseball writer take the fan out of you?

Last Thursday, March 27th, I spoke with Ryan Divish, Mariners beat writer for The Seattle Times, who said that he has always been a fan of the game. Divish even played baseball for the majority of his life. However, he noted that it is difficult to remain an upbeat fan when you become a writer for the sport.

“I think you sort of lose the ability to be a fan,” said Divish when asked if it was hard to write for a team that he hasn’t always loved. He grew up in Montana, where there weren’t any major league teams. Somehow he developed into a Red Sox fan, although he admits he wasn’t diehard. Now, Divish said he tries to remain impartial when reporting on the Mariners in his daily updates for the Seattle Times.

Divish also discussed Continue reading

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