I got all of my work done early enough in the day so that I could cover McAlester’s noon game of a home doubleheader, which it won, 20-0. But after that, I had a choice: I could cover what would probably be another uninteresting Buffs blowout, or I could hit the road to appease a smaller group of readers and maybe catch a more exciting game at a regional baseball tournament.
I took the latter option, driving an hour to Preston to cover a Hartshorne baseball game. And as I’d hoped, I got a 4-1 pitchers’ duel that was way more interesting.
When I got back to the office, I discovered that McAlester had won its second game, 25-0, making the game I covered actually the more competitive of the two. So I think I made the right choice, but there was a cost.
Two hours of driving both ways meant that I worked for almost 12 hours Saturday. And with a furlough scheduled this week, I have very few days to get myself back under 32 hours.
I don’t mind working long days in themselves, but I’ll definitely pay for this one later in the week week, either by not being able to write as much or by needing to ask for overtime — something I absolutely hate doing.
Here’s what I wrote this week!