A New Beginning (Media Relations Mutterings)

Kevin Zeni

Here I sit at a desk in the Hickory Crawdads Front Office about 2,500 miles from my home in Los Angeles. Outside it is cold and icy from the storm that came through just as I arrived (just my luck). Some might believe that its crazy for a 22-year-old “kid” to pick up and leave home to fly across the country to a place where he doesn’t know anyone to work for a minor league baseball team for little pay.

Adding to that craziness would be the fact that I came out without my car, which had been rear-ended and totaled just a couple of weeks before coming out to Hickory. Not to mention that my loving and generous fianc, Amanda, is still back in California anxiously waiting for the 2010 season to go by so I can come home to her.

However, I see it as an opportunity of a lifetime. In just over a week of working for the Crawdads I have already learned soo much! I can tell you this much, working here is quite a bit different than what I was used to interning with the Inland Empire 66ers last season. The car situation is working out quite well since all three of the other employees living at our apartment complex have cars and at least one of us is going somewhere I would need to go.

While I do miss my family a lot, especially Amanda, I have no regrets making my decision to move out to North Carolina. I know that in the long run that this is what’s best for me. I’m excited for this season to start, but just not too soon, I do have a program to put together before then!

Kevin enters his first season as media relations assistant with the
Crawdads and second year in minor league baseball, after spending the
2009 campaign with the Inland Empire 66ers of the California League
(High-A).  The Los Angeles, California, native is a 2009 graduate of the University of La Verne.

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