I interviewed this morning for a sales position with a start-up in Mountain View and got to talking about the upcoming opportunity I have to interview Will Clark upon his induction into the Hitters Hall of Fame at the Ted Williams Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 13. At this point, I still can’t afford a plane ticket, and I can’t justify taking out a loan or asking my parents for cash. Thus, my assumption has been that I will probably do a phone interview with Clark, if he’s willing, as well as interviews with the other honorees for the museum this year: Darryl Strawberry, Bert Blyleven and Dave Dravecky. It would be a major coup for this site, and Clark’s my childhood hero, though I know not to bank on anything.
I got to talking today with my interviewer, though, and she suggested I do a WebEx video conference or Skype video conversation with Clark. I hadn’t considered those possibilities, and I have to admit it sure beats an interview over my Metro phone. I also have a friend who works for WebEx and might be able to get me set up technically. The catch would be getting Clark in front of a web camera, though that might not be impossible. At the very least, he would have a way to see me during our talk.
Best case scenario, of course, is that I come up with the necessary funds, board a plane to Florida, get six or ten posts for this site out of the event and maybe even cover it for the San Francisco Chronicle. At least to me, in a perfect world, this is how things would play out. But I’m open to talking to Clark in any way possible.
Anyone who has ideas I haven’t mentioned is welcome to contact me, asap.