LAKEWOOD, Ohio, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Matt and Carolyn LaWell have some ideas, but they want answers. After almost a decade with newspapers and magazines, they think the best way to find those answers is to drive around the country -- five months, 119 cities, 26,000 miles -- and ask questions.
A Minor League Season starts April 5, with the Jacksonville Suns, ends Labor Day with the Toledo Mud Hens, and includes a home game at every affiliated, full-season minor league stadium somewhere in between. Along the way, the LaWells will publish their stories, photos, videos, blog posts and essays on their website, AMinorLeagueSeason.com, with bonus coverage on Facebook and Twitter.
Stories already on the site include an essay on a forgotten hero who might have saved the minors, Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker on his minor league experience in the South of the 1960s, and blog posts about why managers wear uniforms in the dugout and the rigors of building a schedule for your own epic road trip.
Why baseball? Because Matt fell in love with the game the season the Cleveland Indians lost 105, covered the Kansas City Royals the season they lost 106, and has always loved to watch and write about the sport and its great characters.
And because Carolyn fell in love with Matt.
Why minor league baseball? Because even after 24 years of Bull Durham and the recent stadium renaissance, there are still so many great untold stories in cities like Adelanto, Zebulon and, alphabetically and geographically, everywhere in between -- some of them about the struggle and professional climb all of us face, all of them about dreams.
Want to talk with the LaWells for a story about A Minor League Season, baseball, travel, America or anything else? The best way to contact them is by sending an email to [email protected] or by calling 216-337-7634. Please note that, because of the normal nightly rhythms of baseball games, mornings are the best time to talk.
LaWell Media, LLC
SOURCE A Minor League Season