Hey Haters
Hey Haters. Suck It. I’m officially on the path.

I don’t normally write personal blogs but if there was ever the day for that, today is the day. Friday, February 7th, 2020. Boy, have things changed. Hey Haters. Suck it. I’m officially on the path.

Since I can remember, my dream has been to become a general manager for a sports team. Most kids my age were watching Teletubbies or Elmo when they were little. Not me. I watch watching Emmitt Smith on the couch with my dad trying to learn everything I could about sports. For a long time, the dream of becoming a gm felt like a pipe dream. Not today. Today, that dream became a hell of a lot more realistic.

Friday, February 7th, 2020, 3:53 P.M Eastern Time things changed. Today, I (Trey Daubert) accepted a position at Sports Info Solutions to work in the Minor League Baseball video department. This is the kind of opportunity I’ve been working my whole life towards. Today was a good day. Today, my dream became something that is no longer unrealistic. Today, there are no regrets. Hey Haters. Suck it.

From the time I was 3 years old, I knew this is what I wanted to do. This isn’t meant to sound cocky or arrogant. I believe this is what I was born to do. I don’t believe anybody is better at this kind of stuff than I am. I’m not shy to let you know about it either.

I have a distinct advantage over everybody. Studies show that it is way easier to learn a language as a toddler than it is as an adult. If you don’t learn a language as a toddler, it’s almost impossible to become 100 percent fluent if you try at a much older age. From the age of 3, I learned how things like what athletes should look like when they bend their knees. It’s the only thing I wanted to learn. I can’t change a tire but I know sports. It’s why I was the only person on the planet that knew Mitch Trubisky couldn’t play a lick. I will always be ahead of the curve and smarter than you. I’m blessed to be able to say that.

This dream almost never got started. I was probably going to get into teaching and take over my dad’s driveway seal coating business. I knew it wasn’t my purpose in life, but it was the safe choice. I would have made plenty of money and had a good life. I knew it wasn’t what I was supposed to be doing. I’m smarter than the experts on TV. I’m better at scouting than the general managers who are making millions of dollars to whiff on draft picks.

Everything got started when I entered a contest. The website I use for fantasy football is sponsored by a site called Fantasy Sharks. My dad sent me a link that said they were holding a contest to find some potential bloggers. Screw it, I’ll try it. What’s the worst that can happen? I was already ready to give up on this dream anyway.

I wrote a piece called: ‘Don’t Eat The Cheese: Fantasy Football Running Back Busts‘. Turns out I got hired. This was my sign. I dropped everything. I knew this is what I was supposed to do.

There were a lot of steps a long the way. I left Ursinus. Turns out I sucked at Economics and math. I broke my back. That wasn’t fun. I worked in a Warehouse for awhile. That was miserable. I got an opportunity with Def Pen and gave them everything I had for 4 years. I wrote for Fansided for a good chunk of time. I worked inside the clubhouse for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs for 12 hour days at $30 bucks a day. I was desperate for any opportunity that became available. Over and over again, I exceeded my expectations. Not all of them were the best experiences but they were good tests for me. I knew I was capable of more.

In February of 2018, I started my own website. I left the other places for various reasons that I don’t need to get into. I always kept those reasons in the back of my mind. Don’t give Trey Daubert a reason to walk out the door. They will regret those things sooner than later. Leaving those places and going out on my own was the best decision. It allowed me to control my content the way it needed to be done. It got me to where I am now.

Today is the day. Today I officially got my foot in the door. That’s all I wanted. I didn’t this job because of who my daddy was. I got this job because I woke up every day at 5 A.M. went to seal driveways for 8 hours, got home, wrote articles, immediately went to the gym to work out for 2 hours, then write more articles until I passed out. I don’t go to the gym because I want to. I go to the gym because I have to. Sometimes I don’t feel like writing 10 articles in a day. I do it because I have to.

I wanted this more than anybody else. Most people just say they want this but really don’t. I wrote for other websites for years just trying to learn everything that I could about SEO and things like that. I’ve waited a long time for this kind of opportunity. The chip on my shoulder isn’t going anyway. This won’t make me rest. You will still get content every day on top of me doing my scouting job. I won’t be seal coating this year hahahahahaaha.

Today I feel incredibly lucky and blessed. Thank you, dad for teaching me most of what I know. Thank you, dad for plopping me down on the couch when I was 3 teaching me about sports. Thank you for teaching me how to scout. I was blessed to be around some great people. Chad Bauman has been an extremely loyal friend and has been with me through most of this journey. Thank you, Bucko for teaching me how to lift. It’s helped me just clearing my head among other things. Thank you Bake town funk, Jammel Hamie, MM, Ry Guy for everything you did for me. Thank you to all of my writers who believe in what we’re building. Hey Haters. Suck it. This is just the beginning.