Everyone loves attending a Texas Rangers game as a fan. The fantastic food, being as loud as you can possibly be when the Rangers hit a home run, trying to get on the jumbotron, and having a fantastic time.
However, what about going to the game as a media member? How different is that experience?
You’re in luck because I am here to tell you. Hi, I’m Kane, if you did not know. I am a 17-year-old bear reporter for the Texas Rangers and here is what it’s like covering a game as a member of the media.
Before I even arrive at the stadium I always start with a time of prayer and Bible study. Romans 8:28 says “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
I know that everything that I have I owe to God and so that is always how I like to start my gameday experience.
After that, I look over any stats and notes for the upcoming game and head over to the stadium. Being a member of the media usually, has you arriving around 3-4 hours prior to first pitch.
Once you get there the overall feeling during batting practice and before the game is pretty chill. You’re kinda just talking to the players and other reporters about anything and everything and it makes for a super fun work environment.
Surprisingly to some people these talks don’t always have to do with baseball. Players and other media members love discussing my senior year of high school and my plans after.
During the game, you go up and sit in the press box which is super high up at Globe Life Field but it’s a great view that allows you to see everything that you need to see.
One of my favorite parts about the experience is the way that you can see how these people that we look up to are just normal people. You’ll walk in and see Chuck Morgan eating his dinner and talking to his friends. Or Dave Raymond and C.J Nitkowski joking around with you in the elevator after the game.
One of my least favorite parts, however, is the lack of sleep. Working these games usually gets me in bed around 1:00 or 1:30 in the morning the next day. If you pair that with being a student and having to do it all the next day is not a good recipe.
However, I really love what I do and I would not trade it for the world.