The Roy Madison Broadcast Gondola

 
 

Friends, fans, and followers! Roy Madison is the (self assigned) literary laureate of East Vancouver Baseball. He’s rarely seen in person, unreliable with the facts, late with copy, and famous for long winded descriptions about almost anything — except action on the field.

 

Roy showed up in the spring of our inaugural season, and has been “covering” the league ever since. Apparently he spends the season living in a hotel, and comes from Hollywood, but we’re not really sure who he is, where he came from, or why he’s here. But in the open-minded community spirit of the league, we welcomed him with open gloves, and you should too. We all interpret the fantasy of baseball in our own way.

 

the origin of story

June 28, 2017 - Roy Madison

It’s almost mid-season of his second year as the official literary laureate of East Van Baseball, and Roy’s only just realizing that he doesn’t know the first thing about the teams he’s devoted his life to covering. Will two thousand words make things right?

 
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slouching towards spring

April 19, 2017 - Roy Madison

As East Van Baseball’s 2017 season is set to get underway, Roy arrives in Vancouver ready to cover the action. Instead of the previews and predictions one would expect, Madison pens a lovelorn letter about his relationship with Tina, and why he left Hollywood for good.

 

 
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Goodbye Goes on forever

September 12, 2016 - Roy Madison

With the Murder hoisted as champions Roy watches the celebrations leave the field for What's Up, Hot Dog? Rather than join in the fun, he returns to Hollywood, where his lover Tina, and his neurotic houseguest, Oliver.

 

at the end

August 7, 2016 - Roy Madison

Roy sets up the playoffs, but you can already hear the melancholy in the old timer's realization that things are coming to and end.

 
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mid-season breaking point

July 14, 2016 - Roy Madison

With the inaugural season in mid-swing. Roy settles into life at his new home, the Sylvia hotel and goes at great length to describe every detail of his life there before showing up to live tweet a hot June game at Sunrise Park.

 

hot snap into a cold season

May 5, 2016 - Roy Madison

Winter still has a hold on spring, and Roy starts to slump. Missing the California heat, and his lover Tina, who ran the hotel he lived at. Once he's done whining about the weather, he drops into three game flurry of coverage that brings the beauty of East Van Baseball to life in the words of a true master. The league, and Roy are catching on with the locals.

 
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saturday among the living

March 23, 2016 - Roy Madison

Roy shares his routine and approach to good sports writing, then gets to work by lurking around the very first practices of the league and finds many refreshing differences to the big leagues.

 
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new season, new beat

March 15, 2016 - Roy Madison

Roy Madison has an existential crisis in front of his hotel swimming pool, then tries to drown himself in it. When he comes to the surface, he knows what he needs to do: go to Vancouver and find the true essence of the game he's devoted his life to.