My name is Colin Pohlman. I have many interests, but my lifelong passion has been the beautiful game of baseball. Growing up in southern Illinois, I was never enthralled with sports, much less baseball. However, one event changed my mind, the 2011 World Series between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals. Marked as one of the greatest World Series of all time, the 2011 Cardinals team instilled within me important values such as perseverance and determination. From this point forward, my baseball career took flight, as in 2013 I moved to the small town of Waverly, Iowa and joined their baseball team during high school.
After my sophomore season, I made the decision that it was time to hang up the cleats. Shortly after that offseason, I received an email from the head coach offering me a position on the team as student manager. Acting as student manager, my primary obligations were to set up equipment for practices and games, manage a small group of youth managers, and score and collect data from each game, which included both statistical data as well as film, and the analysis of the film. I held this position through the 2019 season, and I was fortunate to have been able to work with incredible players, coaches, and other various personnel.
This past May, I graduated from Hawkeye Community College and earned my Associate's Degree in Business Administration. Throughout my collegiate career, I have pursued various career pathways. I knew whatever field I would chose to enter, it would revolve around baseball. Originally, my goal was to work in the front office for an MLB team. My mindset soon after shifted towards sports journalism. I created Pohlman Perspectives with this goal in mind.
There are countless forms of media out there that baseball fans of all shapes and sizes can view. Here on Pohlman Perspectives, my objective is to simplify provide you with the information and stories that you deserve to read and hear about. Although I will be covering primarily the St. Louis Cardinals, I invite everyone to experience what I have to offer, because at the end of the day, we are all united as baseball fans.
I hope this background gives you an idea of who I am and what Pohlman Perspectives is all about. I'm very much looking forward to seeing Pohlman Perspectives grow as both a platform and as a community where all baseball fans can share their opinions. There may be many challenges along the way, but as the great Derek Jeter once said, "There may be people that have more talent than you, but there is no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do."
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