02-18-2012, 04:35 PM #1
Article: My First Professional Offseason: Finding a Job
You can view the page at http://www.twinsdaily.com/content.ph...-Finding-a-Job
02-18-2012, 05:17 PM #2
Interesting stuff, AJ. Thanks for sharing. It's clear that you have a skill for writing, so I'm glad you've found a way to monetize it. That's always the struggle.
02-18-2012, 05:24 PM #3
AJ, does the Twins organization help with offseason employment at all? It seems like with their corporate relationships, they might be able to open some doors.
02-18-2012, 05:44 PM #4
Nick, thanks! I appreciate that.
John, I haven't heard of that happening, that is an interesting thought. I bet if someone were to ask they would be more than happy to help.
02-18-2012, 05:53 PM #5
I would think that would especially be the case for a talented writer. Besides all the contacts they have with media, I would think they would have a ton of contacts with marketing departments, who are often looking for writing skills.
02-19-2012, 10:53 PM #6
Maybe that would be a new job next off-season: Headhunter for others seeking offseason employment
02-20-2012, 07:51 AM #7
AJ, thanks for the interesting article. Outside of teaching baseball at camps and thing like that, I have to admit that I never thought too much about what minor leaguers do in the offseason. Writing is a great skill, so way to go!
02-20-2012, 08:36 AM #8
02-20-2012, 08:45 AM #9
Out of curiosity, do you happen to know what any of your teammates do? I imagine it's especially difficult to find things because lots of seasonal industries (e.g. construction) are active in the summer, not winter - contractors don't need extra guys in Rochester in December.
I think that's an underappreciated part of being a pro ballplayer from the fans' perspective - for all the "you get played to play baseball!" stuff, there really isn't a lot of money in it at the lower levels."There are only two things that are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." - Albert Einstein
02-20-2012, 09:49 AM #10
Welcome to the world of blogging A. J. You are with a great group of guys, will look forward to your posts.
02-22-2012, 03:48 PM #11
Welcome, AJ, and best wishes on both your baseball and non-baseball careers.
02-22-2012, 10:02 PM #12
Thank you both.
Roger, I hope the MN winter is treating you well. It seems we are getting close to warmer weather and sunshine again!
02-22-2012, 10:07 PM #13