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Thursday afternoon job opportunity

Feb 25, 2010, 2:39 PM EDT

Ever dreamed of being a ballboy or ballgirl for a major league club?  No?  Oh.  Um, well, you can, if you want.  From the Baltimore Sun’s Peter Schmuck:

The Orioles just announced this year’s
ballboy and ballgirl tryouts
. The club will hold interviews on
March 6 at noon at the Warehouse for anyone 18 or older who wants to
spend the summer in an Orioles jersey, but making substantially less
than the $400,000 major league minimum salary.

One has to wonder what takes place in these ballboy and ballgirl “interviews.”  Can you field a grounder?  Able to identify the youngest kid in the first five rows?  And can you toss that kid the ball?  Good, now steer clear of balls in play.  There are worse ways to spend a summer.

  1. YX - Feb 25, 2010 at 3:02 PM

    TBH, I think that is a really crappy job.
    It’s not like that you can just relax and watch the game. You have to keep constant attention on if ball is coming your way; figure out if the ball is in play or not and don’t want make a fool out of yourself (or cost your team a game) in front 30k people + millions more on TV. Plus put up with angry and / or drunk people scream in your ear.
    Not to mention it would be torture if I couldn’t have a cold one at ball games.

  2. Church of the Perpetually Outraged - Feb 25, 2010 at 3:13 PM

    Not to mention it would be torture if I couldn’t have a cold one at ball games.

    Hey kid, tell your dad to grab me a beer, and the next ball that comes my way is yours.

  3. jwb - Feb 25, 2010 at 3:18 PM

    “Plus put up with angry and / or drunk people scream in your ear.”
    You’re single, right?

  4. YX - Feb 25, 2010 at 3:25 PM

    Thank God yes!
    (though had a couple close calls… /shudder)

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