This may not be a Boston-related post but as the baseball-season winds down, so to does my year working with the Sacramento River Cats.
When you are an intern for a professional sports organization, you find yourself doing a wide-array of tasks that go beyond your original job description. At the start of the year I spent some time working as the visiting clubhouse manager, along with helping out the home side as well, this with my title of Media Relations and Baseball Operations trainee, one could argue this does fit the description.
While I could bore you with the details of my day-to-day work, I recently participated in part of the job that is certainly a bit unique from what a trainee in my position would do on a game day.
Over the weekends at Raley Field, the grounds crew gets some help dragging the infield by a group of four men known as “The Groove Crew.” I decided to take part in this embarrassing and humbling experience this weekend, and of course there is video evidence that only makes it more difficult for me to become the future General Manager of the Boston Red Sox.
Here is a short clip (I’m the big one):
Wearing my green, ninja-turtle socks on Superhero Night at Raley Field went over well with the fans, who are very into this part of the game. Roughly 12,000 people got to see this live, and luckily not many have gotten the chance to witness it on YouTube just yet.
While my career in sports is at another major turning point, I was thrilled to get the chance to experience almost each aspect of how a minor league baseball organization is run, but perhaps none was more introspective as my time with The Groove Crew. If you are ever in Sacramento, I highly recommend a River Cats game over the weekend, and if you see a heavy-set adult dancing on the infield, it means you chose a good night.