Blog by: Aaliyah English
We have officially made it to day three of spring training, but it feels like it we have spent weeks traveling for team to team and finding many compelling stories. With each day I find myself slowly finding my rhythm and developing a routine.
Although I am tired and feel like I’m a little in over my head, I believe that this experience is pushing me to my limit and forcing me to think outside of the box. With each team we visit we aren’t 100-percent sure of the type of access we will get, or who we will be able to talk to. While that gets a little frustrating at times, it has pushed us to find new stories and think on our feet and I really appreciate that.
I’m now finishing up a project with Bre Daugherty about the fans favorite foods to eat at at the ballpark. We met and interviewed a lot of characters and have had the pleasure of trying tasty, well mostly tasty, foods at each park. This story allowed me to try new things as a journalist but also pushes me to try foods that I normally would not as well.
At the Twins game today, I had the pleasure of trying a Minnesota fan favorite – fried cheese curds. I’m not a big fan of cheese so under normal circumstances I would not try them, but being surrounded by Twins fans, it seemed like the right thing to do.
I was told the best way to eat them was with ranch, but with no ranch to be found, eating them plain was the next best thing. The cheese curds reminded me or a mozzarella stick, just with less batter.
After trying my first batch of cheese curds I wouldn’t exactly consider myself a cheese head, but I’m glad that I gave it a try.