I created Dugout Dish in the summer of 2019 after going through a divorce and loss. I used the game of baseball to grieve, find myself, and rediscover a childhood dream of working in sports. Dugout Dish gave me more than I could have dreamed of when I started creating it at a Kentucky campground during the 2019 All-Star Break.
If you’ve followed along with Dugout Dish, you know the stories and the reasons behind this website. Dugout Dish led me to my career, my best friend, who recently became my husband, and the life I have now. And while I would love to dive back into it all, I want to keep this post focused on what comes next for the Dish.
Dugout Dish took a year-long hiatus, and while I didn’t plan it, it happened, and I am glad it did.
Although the baseball world around me and Dugout Dish continued to grow in popularity, I didn’t go away. I worked countless hours on and off the baseball field in my full-time career as a sports journalist and during my brief stint with Prep Baseball Report. Even off the clock, I worked to grow the game at the prep level and professional levels.
I might not be flashy. I might not have the big backings behind me to push my work to the big kid’s table in the industry, but I do have experience and knowledge.
I love this game. This game has given me so much, and I owe it so much back. I never stop working on the game.
In addition to baseball, Dugout Dish will be adding softball to the roster. There isn’t enough good content for softball fans and young girls who love and play the game.
So what can you expect with the return of Dugout? Daily and weekly content focusing on Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball, Independent Baseball, College Baseball, Prep Baseball, Professional Softball, College Softball, and Prep Softball.
Along with daily content, the podcast will return with guests ranging from coaches, staff members, athletes, and fans. Swinging Into History, In the Dugout, and In the Pressbox will also return with the new Dish 2.0.
Dugout Dish will always focus on the game being for everyone. That will never change as long as I am allowed to create content on my website. With Dugout Dish, you’ll get more than just statistics — you’ll get the real stories from the people who play the game.
Guest writers are more than welcome to bring a different flavor to the Dish. If you are interested in writing with me, do not hesitate to reach out. As time goes on, I will be taking on staff writers, but right now, until Dugout has stopped walking around the industry like Bambi, I’ll accept guests.
In addition to working as a full-time multimedia sports reporter, my resume includes Pitcher List, FanSided, Prospects Live, Prep Baseball Report, PitchCon, and press time with the St. Louis Cardinals and Springfield Cardinals, Frontier League, American Association, and Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.