This is some serious dedication right here.
The Texas Rangers beat writer for The Athletic couldn't submit his column online due to a power outage, so he instead wrote it by hand.
.@ThreeTwoEephus, like many others in DFW, has lost power at his house. But there's a story he wanted to tell about Phillips Valdez, and it couldn't wait. So he decided to write it by hand.https://t.co/bw6vHmfOaS— The Athletic (@TheAthleticDFW) June 11, 2019
Storms swept through the Dallas area over the weekend, knocking out power and even delaying the Oakland Athletics' departure, but that simply wasn't enough to stop Levi Weaver.
Determined to submit his story on Rangers pitcher Phillips Valdez, Weaver hand-wrote his column in a journal and submitted page-by-page pictures.
When technology fails, sometimes going back to the basics is the best bet!
Also, sorry to my editors for capitalizing spring training on multiple occasions. (Not sorry if I put in an Oxford comma that you can’t delete ?)— Levi Weaver (@ThreeTwoEephus) June 11, 2019
Weaver had some fun with the situation, saying he wasn't going to apologize to his editors if he "put in an Oxford comma you can't delete."
The whole process serves as a touching reminder of a writer's roots. It also serves as a defiant cry that not even the forces of nature can stop beat writers from getting their stories to the hungry fans.
It would be easy to overlook Phillips Valdez's story in all the madness of this last weekend. I wanted to make sure that didn't happen, so here's my candlelight missive. https://t.co/oCDHBjsjWm— Levi Weaver (@ThreeTwoEephus) June 11, 2019
Weaver made sure that the fans got to hear Valdez's story, and his drive to do so is admirable.