Followed a dream, I want a job with my team

11/19/08

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Well I did it. I officially applied for two positions within the Colorado Rockies organization. Survey11.jpg

 

 

Why you ask? 

Honestly, I love my current job. I would be content working there until I retire in 20-25 years, but it’s not my passion. 

You only go around life once and I just have to give this a shot. WTF right?

(Just a cartoon here, not actual fact–>)

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I applied for the Stats Stringer and Pitch F/X Operator openings for the Colorado Rockies.

The Stats Stringer job is fascinating to me. I’m totally a numbers guy. 

Major League Baseball Advanced Media or MLBAM uses “stringers” who use a laptop and specific software to enter pitch-by-pitch data for every baseball game.

These guys are given a press pass and a spot in the press box, where they can focus on the game.stringerview.jpg

 

Each and every play is broken into a series of codes, which are used to document the game.

Stats stringer would be perfect for me. How hard would it be to blog about a game you documented every single play on?

 

See what I mean, I’m talking serious head full of stats. 

The Rockies are also looking for a Sports Reporter. That was the job I wanted to apply for most of all. My problem is passion, desire, and life long dream are not listed anywhere on the qualifications for the job.

 It also seems that I don’t quite meet all of the qualifications,…such is life.

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Yep, alI I have is my life experience, and my passion for my sport.

I’m an acquired taste, not exactly for everyone, kind of like curling but with a cool factor. 

I’ll just keep doing what I do and maybe someday someone who knows someone will dig my schit and have a use for the Ranter’s banter.

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  My wife called me the Perez Hilton of MLB..minus the gay part.

 (Not that there is anything wrong with that), CYA.

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 It’s not a mid-live crisis, more of a mid-life realization.

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Either way, I’ll continue to roll on. I’m already a lucky guy and I know it.

                  Thanks for your click…D
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12 Comments

Good luck with the job. You may not have the most talent or experience but you have a love and passion for the game, which is what should really count. I would much rather read something a little less sophisticated but have heart in it than something with big words and is just for the money. Great blog, keep it up.
http://hardballblog.mlblogs.com/

Those sir, are kind words…and I thank you…D

Go for it D. You never know what will happen. One thing for sure, if you don’t apply, you won’t get the job. I think you would make a much more interesting reporter than most of those guys.

Thanks Rockieluv..right now I’m just testing the waters. MLB is not ready for the Ranter as a full time writer. In a perfect world with enough sponsorship, I would blog from the Mobile Blogging Unit the entire MLB season, ..visiting each stadium. I think it’s a great idea, but I can’t seem draw much interest….I’ve blogged this before but baseball needs its own version of the Weinermobile…The Mobile Blogging Unit. This one has a shower and doesn’t smell like pork…Laters…D

Good Luck! We all should go for what we are passionate about. Life is way to short to not take chances! I hope you get one of the jobs!
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Awesome post! Those are definitely two cool jobs that are available with many of the teams. I too applied her in LA for the same positions.

Isn’t baseball just an awesome game!

John
Major League Ballhawk
author of “Taking Home A Piece Of The Game”
http://ballhawk.mlblogs.com
https://www.createspace.com/3358632

Thanks Julia aka Werbiefitz and Hawk…It’s a longshot. But WTF..you know??

I see that opportunity as a foot in the door…good luck.
After all, might as well get paid for doing something you enjoy!

“Happy”
http://thehappyyoungster.mlblogs.com/

Sweet! Good luck. I’m quite jealous.
Kylie — http://kylie.mlblogs.com

Good luck with the job. Like you, I’m also aiming for a job with the Rockies. I’m leaning more toward sports psychology though. If you get an in, maybe you can hook a fellow blogger up (hint hint, wink wink). Just kidding. But best of luck to you!!!

I Live For This.
How’s it going? Interesting field you’ve chosen, especially on the sports end of it. I’d love to hook a fellow blogger up, but I’d have to be the one holding the fishing pole my friend. At this point, all I’ve got is a handful of worms, a big smile, and the urge to go fishing…Thanks for reading my fish stories…D

I an aspiring sports writer so I feel your pain at trying to get into the business. It’s not easy but I should be getting close in the next few years. I just need that degree thing from that college thing and I think I will be set. Be sure to keep us updated on your application process.
http://hardballblog.mlblogs.com/

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