In the final section 'Stories from the Field' in my upcoming e-book 'Farm Life: Covering Minor League Baseball in the Digital Age', I had to decide how I'd discuss the private sanctum of the clubhouse.
I've always stated that I was uncomfortable revealing much of what goes on in there, and that especially applies to what players are doing pre and post game. I can't imagine putting all of that out there, without a lot of consideration for the privacy of the players.
That hasn't changed. In 'Stories from the Field' I refer to certain moments in the clubhouse to show what my experience was like and how I've handled challenges.
However, there are two incidents I refer to that happened in the clubhouse that were too significant to exclude. In discussing both moments, I focus on how they changed my career and life.
That section of the book isn't about exposing secrets or pulling back the curtain on players personal space. It's about my own life in the minor leagues and how I overcame difficult moments that taught me something in the long run.
'Farm Life' is available February 13th.