Initially, he reached me through this blog. He’s in the home stretch of writing a fascinating baseball history book.
I spotted, via Facebook, one of his victories.
Someone found him on LinkedIn. Her dad had played in the “Esquire All-American Boys” game, a precursor of the Hearst Sandlot Classic.
See what the supporter included with the message. That’s her father with a noted coach:
Yes, that’s Babe Ruth, circa 1945.
Moral? Don’t be shy. Don’t be silent.
Don’t spend all your time talking about the weather, your ailments, religion or politics. Share a passion. You write to former players?
Of course, slip in a call to action. A request. “If you EVER have any tips or ideas…”
Then, don’t count the misses. Only the hits.
If the world doesn’t know about your hobby, how can anyone ever help you?