Author Bio

Ryan Anderson is a former Collegiate Sports information Director (SID), Newspaper Editor and Reporter who currently resides along Galveston Bay.

In addition to SouthpawMusings.com Ryan also serves as the Managing Editor of BallparksBeachesandBeyond.com

During a 20 plus year writing career Ryan has been recognized by the Texas Press Association with a First Place Award for News Writing and a Third Place Award for Column Writing in addition to recognition from the Florida Press Women and other organizations. Ryan was also responsible for the creation of Knight Times, a 10,000 circulation weekly newspaper that served the University of Central Florida and surrounding community for three years. Ryan also covered Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston which was the game that became more famous for the halftime show than the actual game.

It all started with an orange and black bird. Photo R. Anderson
It all started with an orange and black bird.
Photo R. Anderson

Ryan became hooked on baseball as a youngster in Maryland and considers Cal Ripken Jr. his favorite player of all time.

Ryan’s Baseball fever was further enhanced after a move to Florida where he was able to attend countless spring training and minor league games with his mother.

It was during the Florida years that Ryan grew to appreciate the soothing properties of a day by the water as well as a day spent in the ballpark. Despite now living in Texas, Ryan still returns to Florida each year for a week of Grapefruit League Spring Training games.

On average Ryan attends 8-10 baseball games a month at various stadiums throughout the state and surrounding region. A goal of his is to visit all 30 MLB ballparks at least once. Ryan tries to visit at least 3 new ballparks a year on the Independent, Minor, and Major League circuits.

Copyright 2013 R. Anderson

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