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When Meryl Masterson, the wife of Indians pitcher Justin Masterson, started baking cookies for his team at Bethel College, she probably never expected it to be the beginning of a thriving business and charitable operation. However, in Justin’s rookie season with the Boston Red Sox, word of Meryl’s baking skills spread quickly through the organization, and demand for the cookies became so high that she launched her own company and an accompanying website, Merylscookies.com.
When the Mastersons moved to Cleveland, Meryl brought her fledgling baking operation with her, and the company has continued to grow since. This week, the business received national attention as it was featured in this week’s issue of ESPN The Magazine.
TribeVibe chatted with Meryl after her interview for the magazine to get the full story behind her cookie business…
TribeVibe: How did you get started with your cookie business?
Meryl Masterson: I started baking cookies for Justin’s minor league teams and in college with his sister, and when he made his Major League debut with Boston our host-dad was like: ‘you gotta bring them cookies. You gotta bring the Red Sox cookies.’ I said absolutely not, but then I did it, and I brought some up to Don [Orsillo] and Jerry [Remy] – the NESN announcers – and they talked about them on the air the entire game. (more…)