The World of Baseball
I hope everyone enjoyed getting to know a little more about MLAM’s intern, Ryan. Since I am the only spring intern for the MLBPAA side of things, Ryan and I have worked together and built a camaraderie as the Spring Interns. Working with Ryan has been interesting, as it has given us both the opportunity to learn more about what the other is doing, which keeps us both active in all facets of the MLBPAA and MLAM. On occasion, when Ryan or I have a free moment, we fill the other in on what we are working on and offer a helping hand. Although I have been involved with as much as possible here, Ryan has helped show me the sales and marketing side over the past couple of months.
Things around the office have been pretty crazy for me lately. I don’t know when everything started to get busy, but I swear everyone gave me something to do at once! I definitely am not complaining about it though, it has been exciting to always have something to do with increased responsibilities.
One of my new responsibilities around the office entails player tracking within the MLB for our membership and development team. For those of you who know me, you probably cannot believe that I have been doing something like this, but I am and I really enjoy it! I have been working in baseball over the past three years and I can honestly say I have never learned more about the sport as I have in the past two weeks—I am immersed in the world of baseball completely. In order to track the movement of the current MLB players, I have had to become well versed in terms such as waivers, free agent, DFA, out righted, etc. as well as pay close attention to trades or whether or not a player was called up to the Majors. A few years ago, I wouldn’t have imagined myself doing something like this, but I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to do so. Being able to learn something completely new has kept me on my toes and proven to myself that I can pick up anything if I tried.
Recently, I was given the responsibility of finding a venue for our Legends for Youth clinic in Birmingham, Alabama, which was a great learning experience. This project entailed researching fields in the area, contacting the manager of the facility and discussing rental agreements and scheduling. I have also been working on securing players for upcoming events in locations such as: Jacksonville, MS, Lafayette, LA, Long Island, NY and Myrtle Beach, SC, as well as ensuring confirmed players are ready for the events. To say the very least, things have steadily started to pick-up around the office with the MLB season in full force.
I am looking forward to learning more about the world of player tracking and anything else that might come my way!