I'm a recently laid-off 34-year-old sportswriter from Saginaw, Michigan, recommitting to my first love -- Baseball. I've covered a host of professional sporting events for newsprint and online media, including the Detroit Lions Training Camp from 1996 through 2001, the 2002 NBA All-Star game, the 2004 and 2005 NBA Finals, features for the Detroit Tigers run to the 2006 World Series and University of Michigan football. I appreciate the opportunity to post stories here at Through the Fence Baseball. I'll chronicle a few firsts in this game for me, from my first trip to Spring Training in the Grapefruit League to my first season of fantasy baseball. Hopefully I can relate to some of you baseball nuts out there.