I’m Going to Write for the New York Times — First Pitch Freak Out

This is an ongoing column about my quest to write for the New York Times. If you’d like to know the background behind why I’m doing this, check out the first installment of the series.

My chest feels like it’s full of acid and my heart rate increases. I try to relax my shoulders, but it’s futile. “Am I doing the right thing?” Everything feels wrong, but I push on, determined to finish my work.

After minutes or hours (it’s hard to tell when you’re going through such torture), I complete my task…