Welcome into “The Cove!”
I have never been much of a blogger, but I think it’s time to mix it up. The Midwest League is a long haul, and I’m fairly confident that 140 games in 152 days will yield a few good stories. So, I have decided to debut “The Cove,” an inside look at the South Bend Silver Hawks during the 2012 season.
“The Cove” will mainly focus on the day-to-day action on the field, in Major League Baseball and with the Arizona Diamondbacks … but — from time to time — we will also delve into other “off the field” topics, such as Stanley Coveleski’s BABIP in 1920 as a member of the World Champion Cleveland Indians, or the dangers of attending Spring Training.
Speaking of Mr. Coveleski, there are a lot of good things going on at the stadium that bears his name (I’ll detail the renovations a little bit later on). I think I can speak for the rest of staff when I say that we are all very excited for the 2012 season. The fan experience will be at an all-time high.
Again, details to come.
Before I depart, a little bit about myself.
- My name is Travis Lucian and I am in my first year as the team’s Director of Broadcasting. During the season, I will serve as “The Voice” of the the Silver Hawks, calling the action for all 140 regular season games, and hopefully the postseason.
- Am I educated? Yes, yes I am. I graduated from Gonzaga University (Spokane, Wash.) in 2010 with degrees in journalism and broadcasting.
- I’m new to the Midwest League, but not to baseball. I spent the last five seasons in summer collegiate ball, first with the La Crosse Loggers (2007-08) and most recently with the St. Cloud River Bats (2009-11). I have called more than 250 sporting events (mainly baseball) and have enjoyed each one of them.
- I was born and raised in Portola Valley, Calif., which is about 30 minutes south of San Francisco.
- Neat fact: Many, many years ago I was on the same basketball team as … him. It was linsane.
I look forward to covering the Silver Hawks this season. Baseball has a rich history in South Bend and I’m excited to be a part of the tradition. I will provide more specifics about the broadcast as the season draws closer, but in the meantime stay tuned for updates from Spring Training and with the stadium renovations. And no, I won’t be at Spring Training, but I can certainly pass along the good word.
Again, welcome to the blog — readership would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to contact me via email at email@example.com, or on twitter @radiohawks @travislucian.