Working In Sports

The Start of Braves Baseball Season! (1/30)

On to the next sport. When you work in college athletics, it never ends…which is honestly what I LOVE about working in athletics. There is never a time to be bored.

This a “brave” new adventure for me (see what I did there? ;)). I’ve never directed a baseball game before, but luckily for me, I was given full control of the marketing plan, promotional material, and directing each game. Also, the Braves play in a stadium that started my career in sports in the first place. We’re coming full circle here. I’ve come a long way from dressing up as a dancing corn…yes I actually did that.

baseball stadium in peoria illinois with skyline in the background

Press Box Living

The last time I worked at a baseball stadium, I was working on the field throwing t-shirts and making sure in-game promotions were successful. This time around, I’m living large in the press box.

To be honest, I was a little scared about directing my first game, and although it was far from perfect, I am so glad that I was given this opportunity. I was able to learn a little more about Click-Effects and Sound Director which I know means nothing to those of you that aren’t in the industry, but for me, it was a really awesome learning moment.

Murphy’s Law

I’ve worked far too many sporting events to be naīve enough to think that things will be perfect. I always tell people that you find out who you really are when things go wrong. I’ve seen plenty of professionals crack under pressure when 10 unexpected things happen all at once, but you really don’t have time to panic.

We had a couple of minor mishaps during the first game, but I’m always happy when those things happen because they are the ultimate learning experience. Now if those things pop up again I’ll know exactly what I need to do to get the show on the road. Always look on the bright side people, life is a lot easier that way 😉

Here We Go

So after game 1, I’m feeling confident that we’re going to have a very successful season. I’m excited for some new promotional ideas that we want to try and the journey of our student athletes! Go Braves!

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