The Truth: A Baseball Short Story

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Rated 4.00/5 based on 2 reviews
It is four years later and baseball writer Lauren Day is still on 'The Beat', now for rival paper 'The Trenton Truth.'The season looms large from the start with two of the Nationals top prospects vying for attention, battling in the bus leagues for the Trenton Hunters.

The Truth' is about desire, competition, major league dreams, and finding, and believing, in love.

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Words: 15,330
Language: English
About Jessica Quiroli

I've been a minor league baseball writer for eight years and a high school sports writer for three. I'm currently an online minor league writer for Gotham Baseball, covering New York minor league teams, and for Ultimate Athlete Magazine covering New York City high school sports.

I have been a regular contributor to Junior Baseball Magazine since 2006, interviewing and profiling Major League players and writing feature stories. I was an online sports copy editor for two years at Minor League News.com.

In 2008, I covered the Can Am League for the Press of Atlantic City and the Worcester Telegram. I have covered the Eastern League since 2008 for The Trentonian, Pinstripes Plus, Project Prospect, and Baseball Digest. That same year I covered high school cross country for The Trentonian and Milesplit.com.

In 2010 I contributed spring training reports & other stories to to Project Prospect, a website devoted to scouting and prospect analysis. I have covered baseball for the Worcester Telegram, Press of Atlantic City, and the The Binghamton Press & Bulletin. Also in 2010, I covered New Jersey high school sports for Ultimate Athlete Magazine. I covered the Eastern League and MILB for Baseball Digest in 2011.

I was named one of 10 Women in Sports to Follow by espnW in 2011.

I exclusively covered the New York Penn League for Gotham Baseball, Bus Leagues Baseball, and Baseball Digest/Going Nine, in 2012.

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Reviews

Review by: Susan Lulgjuraj on March 11, 2013 :
An interesting short story that shows the dynamic of athletes and journalists, especially when it comes to women. Having been in these types of situations, it felt very true to life - plenty of realism going on for better or worse.

There was a lot happening in this story, and I wish the author actually expanded on some of it. It actually wish it was a little bit longer to get into more detail about the relationships in the story.

This is more of a character-driven piece than actual details on baseball. There are some interesting aspects when it comes to minor league baseball involved, especially the ups and downs of being a prospect.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Susan Lulgjuraj on March 11, 2013 :
Jessica's writing was much crisper from the first short story with the same character (I read that too). The world she described felt real in the world of sports journalism. Being in the clubhouse is not fun and games, especially for women and she definitely conveyed that.

I actually wanted the story to be longer, to flush out the characters and their relationships. Many of the relationships are nuanced and there was a lot to learn from both the main characters and those around her.

I thought Jessica did a good job with the story. This didn't have the crazy twist the first book had, but there were other developments that were important for the character to go through.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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