Tuesday, August 24, 2010

On the Beat with Michael Bourn

Last week while in Houston for some work for Global Traveler and for some fun, I got my nephew Matt (aka Big Money) into the act. Matt has proven himself to be a top notch assistant to me in these endeavors and deserved some airtime himself.
I got a couple interviews to start the evening. Then it was Matt's time to shine. Matt picked Michael Bourn as his first target. Picking Bourn, a Gold Glove winner in 2009 and an All-Star in 2010, was setting the bar high for a first attempt.
As Bourn made his way to the batting cage, Matt confidently approached him. Bourn politely declined, although said he would do it after batting practice.
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Was this a shun? Would it turn out to be a false promise by Bourn? Would Bourn be too busy after batting?
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Of course not! Besides, if Matt got shunned, the title would have been Shunned By Michael Bourn.
Matt was not to be denied. As Bourn headed for the dugout following his swings, Matt approached him again and snagged a quick interview about travel.
The first one is always the toughest and Matt handled it like a pro (or at least better than I did my first time). Matt went on to get a couple more interviews, which will be posted here in the near future.

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