My name is Curtis Pulliam and I’m 19 years old. I’m from Oxford, Michigan, which is a small town in Oakland County, north of Detroit. I played baseball, football, and basketball in high school and work hard in learning about every sport. My favorite team is the Detroit Tigers but I love watching every team. I currently attend the University of Detroit Mercy, working on my bachelor’s degree in communications and write for the school newspaper.
I have loved the game since I was 8 years old when I happened to meet good friends of mine to this day, the McCatty’s. Steve McCatty is a former major league pitcher and is a very honest and nice person. He introduced me to the game of baseball and I can’t ever thank him enough for that. His two sons, Shane and Luke, both still play baseball and I hang out with them often. I have learned so much from them about baseball and they are the reason I love baseball. We used to play in the backyard and always had a great time.
Another reason I love baseball is because of everything that is involved with the game. The hitter not only has to have a quick swing but he must use his brain to think about everything and every situation that might occur on one play. I love the feeling of being at the ballpark and thinking what a tradition it is to be watching a game that’s been around since the late 1800’s. I love seeing the home runs fly out of the park and the crowd going crazy and it just makes you feel like you are part of the team. I love trying to figure out the pitchers pitch sequence and guess what the next pitch is going to be. I love how in baseball you must have both physical and mental toughness to be a good player. I love the times I watched games with family and friends and we could reflect on our favorite moments. Most of all I love the feeling of nervousness come over you when the game is close in the bottom of the 9th. To me, there is not another feeling like it in sports for either a player or a fan. The adrenaline that runs through your body is like no other feeling. That is the best feeling in the world and is why I love baseball.
I also enjoy all sports but will be covering NBA and MLB for the site mostly. However, I will cover any sport when needed. I also served as an intern at the Oakland Press this past summer. Follow me on Twitter @DETPulliamDSB or on Facebook.