Chelsea Brooke Ladd is a high school sports journalist and social media coordinator in her hometown of Paducah, Kentucky and a lifelong lover of baseball. As a member of the United Cardinals Bloggers and IBWAA, Ms. Ladd has covered the St. Louis Cardinals for over a year. Not only does she cover Major and Minor League Baseball, Ms. Ladd is heavily involved with Independent League Baseball and hopes to promote the game to fans across the country.
Growing up in close proximity to St. Louis, Missouri, you would expect to hear all about her childhood memories of Big Mac and the Cardinals – but Ms. Ladd grew up as a New York Mets fan with a deep love and appreciation for Hall of Fame Catcher Mike Piazza.
While Ms. Ladd pursues her dream of covering Major League Baseball and growing Dugout Dish, she is also a fan. She is rather fond of the Cardinals, Mets, Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Brewers and Detroit Tigers.
Not only does Ms. Ladd single-handedly run Dugout Dish’s site and social media – she covers Independent Baseball for Prospects Live and Across the Seams coverage for PitcherList – two very remarkable baseball sites in the industry.
Press and Other Writings.
- KSDK News St. Louis: “Interview | How a passion for baseball and writing led Chelsea Ladd to start Dugout Dish.”
- Romantic About Baseball: “Forbidden Loves: Right Player, Wrong Uniform.”
- Ballpark Vibes: “Get to Know the St. Louis Cardinals.”
- Prospects Live: “The Age Old Question? What is Independent Baseball?”
- The High and Inside Podcast: “Dishing about them dugouts with Chelsea Ladd.”
- The High and Inside Podcast: “Dugout Dish creator and podcaster Chelsea Ladd.”
- Everyone Has A Sports Podcast: “Episode 47: Jesus Loves Baseball (With Chelsea Ladd of Dugout Dish.)”
- The High and Inside Podcast: “Listen to this, because what else do you have to do.”
- Two Birds on a Bat: “Will Fans Finish Last Again?”
- Two Birds on a Bat: “Stands with No Fans, Do You Care?”
- Mansplain Baseball Elsewhere: “The Queen of the Cardinals.”
- OD on Sports: “Waiting on Baseball featuring Chelsea Ladd from Dugout Dish.”
- The High and Inside Podcast: “The Independent Episode with Chelsea Ladd.”