On the back of Jack’s successful minor league writing project last year, we are now going for the Majors. This very morning Jack sent letters to:
- Red Sox
- White Sox (we’re in Chicago in August)
- Cleveland (August trip)
- Kansas City (August trip)
Here is the letter:
Tony Morante, Director, Stadium Tours
161st St and River Ave
Bronx, NY 10452
Dear Mr. Morante,
My name is Jack Nuckols. I am 10 years old. I am a huge baseball fan. I wanted to know if I could come to Yankees Stadium and interview players/coaches/announcers and see how things work behind the scenes at the park. I want to write an article for Sports Illustrated for Kids. Last year I did an article on the same type of thing except for the Minor Leagues. Two of the teams I interviewed were in your farm system. They are the Railriders and the Trenton Thunder. I interviewed John Sadak at the Rairiders. I interviewed Adam Giardino and Jeremy Bleich for the Thunder.
My article was published in my local newspaper, the Haddonfield Sun. (My article is included.) This time I am trying to get into a bigger magazine because I’m doing a bigger league.
Please email or call my dad (info above) if you would let me come do this.
Once again, this is brilliant for a number of reasons. It’s a terrific project for Jack, it’s great blog fodder for me, but above all: FREE GAMES AND TOURS!
Am I using my kids for my own selfish gain? Duh! Isn’t that the point of having kids?