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Florida State student taking ‘full advantage’ of summer baseball internship after canceled 2020 season

Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 3:44 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Summer baseball is a time honored tradition.

It’s a chance for communities to embrace the talent of tomorrow. A chance for college players to refine their craft.

But, despite leagues all over the country, arguably none are more prestigious than the Cape Cod Baseball League in Massachusetts.

A fact that Florida State student Brett Nevitt knows all too well.

“I’ve kinda always been going up to the Cape since I was little and I knew about it after I started writing in college that I decided I wanted to do that up here,” Nevitt said.

If you follow Florida State baseball, there’s a great chance you already know Nevitt’s work: The junior is a writer for Tomahawk Nation, specializing in baseball, and hosts a podcast called Sunday Gold, focusing on the Noles on the diamond.

The perfect candidate for an internship writing on the Cape, unfortunately earning that opportunity in the most imperfect year, 2020.

“I didn’t know if I was going to get the opportunity to do it again but now that I’m getting to do it again, I’m going to take full advantage, knowing that none of these summers are guaranteed,” he said.

Nevitt is hoping to use this second chance in 2021 as a way to step out of his comfort zone, showing what he can do beyond covering his soon-to-be alma mater, meeting new people and making connections.

“I’m so used to Florida State and I know everything about there but, down here, there’s a bunch of players I don’t know,” Nevitt explained. I get to learn their story and create stories around that. I hope to just take a really good experience away from it as well and make a lot of new friends because there’s a ton of interns, a ton of players that come through here.”

The Cape Cod League begins its 2021 season on Sunday, June 20.

Bryce Hubbart, Parker Messick and Dylan Simmons (Brewster Whitecaps) and Ross Dunn (Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox) are among those expected to compete this summer.

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