Do You Think They’d Hire Annoying Bloggers?

Hey fellow bloggers…anyone want to go pro?  Looks like all teams are hiring., the Official Site of Major League Baseball, is seeking freelance and/or full-time columnists and reporters to help cover Major League Baseball. We’re interested in candidates with solid reporting skills and a strong voice who are as well versed in writing about the sport off the field as they are about the games themselves.


Responsibilities include:

          Column writing from live games across the country, as well as the news of the day off the field.

          Non-column writing that helps feed the beast that is a 24-by-7 deadline cycle.

          Factual reporting; intelligent writing.

          Nuanced analysis and insightful commentary.

          Professional representation of our company inside and outside our walls.

          Multimedia experience a plus.


Qualifications include:

          Four-year degree preferred.

          Passion for the sport, as well as a thorough knowledge of the sport.

          Experienced in writing on deadline.

          Able to produce clean, crisp copy.

          Team player to work in field, as well as with editors.

          Good communicator and well-organized.

          Self-starter with a wealth of ideas.

          Willing to travel.

          Bilingual a plus.


Note: Baseball reporter job openings are subject to business requirements, and, as such, positions may not be available with respect to all MLB teams. Only applicants that apply online will be considered. No phone calls please

Work For The Mets

The Mets are hiring a “Pitch f/x operator” (, the Official Site of Major League Baseball, is seeking Operators for its Pitch f/x system for the 2009 season. Pitch f/x tracks every pitched baseball, calculating its trajectory and break, for television broadcast, Internet, stadium video production and organizational data. It is the perfect part-time job for a diligent, responsible employee who also happens to be a big baseball fan.


Responsibilities include:


          Arrive at the ballpark no later than two hours prior to the scheduled start time;

          Perform a ready-for-air check with on-site TV production;

          Double-check and verify both team’s rosters, batting lineups, pitchers, and other pre-game information;

          Size the strike zone for each batter during the game;

          Enable and/or disable pitch tracking between innings;

          Work closely with MLB stats personnel to troubleshoot the system and ensure accuracy of data;

          Provide detailed post-game reporting and recaps.


Qualifications include:


          Ability to work under pressure and complete tasks in a timely manner;

          Advanced knowledge of computer hardware, software and TV production;

          Excellent attention to detail;

          Ability to understand and follow baseball play during a game;

          Strong communication skills;

          Reliable transportation and cell phone.




A Kindred Spirit Remembers The Japanese Greg Maddux

The “Japanese Greg Maddux” is one of the founding blocks of Mets Police venom.   You may recall that the Mets got in a  Japanese fetish mode where instead of signing the real free agents they would sign Japanese knockoffs.   The metsmerizedonline link has a full fledged rant, so I’ll go back to my day job.