Kid Blogger Joins Call to the Pen


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Hey baseball fans!

Matt Nadel here. I’m a 14 year old 8th grader from Springfield, NJ who loves video games, chocolate ice cream with rice krispies, and especially baseball. My favorite team from the 21st century is the Yankees. But I also love the whole history of the game, including the great old timers, teams, ballparks and events of the past. I started my original blog on Google Blogger back in April because, as I learned more about baseball, I found that most of my friends knew very little about baseball history and I thought that a blog would be a fun way to teach kids (and even some adults) about the history of our national pastime.  After posting nearly 85 times, I was introduced to John Thorn, the official historian for MLB, and John liked my blog and arranged for me to have my own Pro Blog on MLB, so now I’m the youngest Pro blogger on

In my Call to the Pen blog, I will try to shed some light on baseball history from a kid’s perspective. Some of my blogs will be just me writing about different stuff and others might be interviews that I do with all sorts of people in baseball history (like players, owners, reporters, managers, scorekeepers and anyone else who may be interesting to baseball fans — I really would love to try to interview every living Hall of Famer and learn their life lessons for kids (I’ve interviewed a few already)).

One day, after I go to high school and college, I hope to be a full time baseball journalist and historian.

I hope you like what I have to say. If you do, please tell all of your friends.

Also, you can follow me on Twitter @BaseballwMatt.

And tune in again real soon for more of “all the buzz on what wuzz.”