Crashing the Pearly Gates is a labor of love for those of us on the masthead. Following the Angels is clearly a labor of love for those of you who join us day after day to comment about links, games, interviews, and whatever else we happen to discuss. Maybe it is time for you to join us.
Over the last year several former staff members have seen life changes that required them to step away from writing for the site and we could use some help. And I’m sure some of you would like to take a larger role here on the site.
What we are looking for is a couple of people to help with post games, daily links and the occasional breaking news story. Nothing major, just the day to day things that make Crashing the Pearly Gates such a great destination for Angels fans.
If you are capable of doing the type of in depth analysis Brent and Rahul provided, great. We’d love to have you. Do you keep an eye on the farm system and want to write about it? Jump aboard. Have some human interest stories or want to join me in tracking down interviews? Let’s go.
The commitment can be as little as writing a couple of post game threads a week or as much as you’d like. It is up to you.
What’s in it for you? This is really a labor of love with a few perks. Last year the Angels hosted a few of us in a suite for a game and that likely happens again this year. I’ve managed to meet quite a few Angels and farmhands which really makes Spring Training fun. I’ve also taken fellow staff members into the broadcast booth with Vic Rojas when he was there. I can introduce you to Gubi nowadays.
You can say what you want to say with a bit larger of a microphone. And you know your off season pieces will get front page billing. Plus you get to put the content you want to see in front of the fans you enjoy.
At the end of the year, there might even be a little cash for you. Not a ton, but enough to enjoy a decent meal out or pick up some tickets to a game or two.
If you are interested, please let us know below and we will email you.
Our biggest need is Weekday Day Games. (10AM-4PM) I cannot do them anymore, and Charles has been doing a ton of Spring Training games, so I am sure he would like to take a break on that.
So if you can or want an excuse to watch Baseball during the day, this is it.
I think it’s 10 AM to 4 PM. Because of the way I earn my living it costs me money to do those games.
See this is what I get when I don’t sleep well. Fixed
I’m interested in finding out more info! I certainly bore my wife’s ear off with all the little details of the team. Might as well put it to good use!
Hello! Please send a short writing sample. Postgame or whatever format you want to email@example.com. Thanks!
GL to whoever decides to help out, it is very much appreciated by the ppl like myself that can’t write for shit.
money for nothing and chicks for free
Minus the chicks. Probably.
I kid but writing for HH and now CtPG have been absolutely great. Our staff is great. I’ve become friends with most of them. Our ongoing chat is great. I’ve met and become friends with Vic and the Fletcher family.
Trey Cabbage came over and talked to us at Spring Training, signing a ball for my son and taking pictures.
I’ve gone to games with several posters here. Been offered tickets by a few (and accepted if time permits).
In addition to hosting interviews, I’ve been interviewed on podcasts, radio, national radio and even Japanese TV (where I’m pretty sure they made me look like an idiot, buy hey Japanese TV!).
It has made me feel much more engaged as a fan. I’ve made friends. And I’ve gotten a few perks.
Post games are pretty easy to do. You watch the game and write a few lines about what happened. We definitely need help with those. Links are pretty easy as well. I already have gamethreads lined up months in advance.
We’re looking to add talent and new voices as much as get help.
Hey, I’ve even talked to Mike Trout – twice – by being a writer here. That’s a pretty great perk! (though not a common one).
I nominate gitchogritch. He is a fun poster to read.
not tootie? jk
Clear and concise writing has got to be a prerequisite.
There is a lot of room to play around in the postgames, and undoubtedly in the rarely used “satire” category. Getting straight to the point and making sense are definitely the way to go with very serious announcement articles and the links. Help is available from the other writers so this doesn’t have to be scary.