From Minor League Baseball to… Minor League Hockey: Part 8

I got a baseball job. What the heck does that have to do with minor league hockey?

Quite a bit, actually. In fact, there’s no way I would have gotten this job if it weren’t for my hockey experience this season. Major props to Adam Kaufman (the Providence Bruins‘ Radio Broadcaster), who has been a great mentor and friend for me this season. He’s the one that gave me the tip. Although the team I just started working for was without a broadcaster for a few months this off-season, they never publicly posted an opening. Adam gave me the news after he heard it from another broadcaster in that same league.

You’re probably wondering when I’m going to cut to the chase. I won’t string you on for any longer. I started working in Worcester last week, but I wanted the drama to build a bit before I made my announcement. I’m no drama queen, and this might be the only time it would help me to be one. Oh well.

No Michelle, Bobby and Jennie, the orange & black "W" is not for Woburn.

I’m now the Marketing Manager (and Radio Broadcaster) for the Worcester Tornadoes in the (Independent) Can-Am League. It’ll be nice to call 19 extra games this season, since the Tornadoes’ season starts earlier than any other team I’ve worked for.

Only in Worcester!I’m in charge of all the social media accounts for the Tornadoes now. (What a surprise.) I’m also in charge of media relations and becoming a Photoshop Master via creating flyers. I’ll be ensuring each and every client gets what they paid for (and hopefully more) through my duties in sponsorship fulfillment. In other words, it’s like my Renegades job was, but on steroids. Instead of doing a bunch, I’m doing a ton, and I’m fine with that. It will give me a chance to grow even more as an employee, both in minor league sports and overall.

I’ll be helping the P-Bruins on game days with media relations duties until their season is through, so you’ll still catch me checking into and tweeting from the Dunk in Providence every once in a while.

For the sake of simplicity, I’m sticking with the tag “Minor League” throughout my blog, instead of switching everything over to “Independent League.” Other than having an affiliation with a big league club, there’s not much of a difference between minor league teams and indy league ones anyway.

You know me. I’ll be treating my job like it’s in the majors regardless of what it actually is. That’s no different than any opportunity I’ve taken advantage of in the past. Don’t worry though. When the time is right, I’ll still be the goofy kid you grew up with or got to know over the last few years. I like to think I know how to walk the professional/personable tightrope.

Thanks again for reading. I already have a few ideas for blog posts I want to write very soon, so you don’t have to deal with another long hiatus (like the one between my last post and this one). If it happens, just call shenanigans and I’ll get back to work. In the meantime, let me know what kinds of things you’d be interested in hearing about for my future entries, whether they involve baseball, hockey, both or neither.

Have you ever gotten a job that was never posted publicly? If so, congrats. You have the right attitude to make it in the sports world. I’d love to know what you’ve done to get ahead in your job, whether it involves sports or not. Leave a comment here or hit me up in one of the other million methods there are (email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, phone, telegram, owl, you get the picture).

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Did you like this post? If you did, you’ll enjoy other entries in the “From Minor League Baseball to: Minor League Hockey” Saga.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 9

Part 10

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