Posted by Steve
Although I attempt to keep this blog focused on baseball, I have exercised the right to occasionally stray off the topic of baseball and the Brewers. Considering this news will likely affect the blog in some way, I have some exciting/terrifying news to report on B.B.K.T.U.T.H.
Last week I was offered an internship with Baseball Info Solutions. It is a video scouting internship, which basically means I’d watch baseball games all day, chart pitches and ideally learn more about the game. As is the hope with taking any internship, this would hopefully provide an opportunity for me to get a foot in the door to a career in the game in some capacity.
I asked for a week to think about my decision. For awhile I was pretty sure I was not going to accept the offer. Many of my friends seemed surprised because they thought accepting would be a no-brainer, but it was far from an easy decision. All my friends and family live here in Wisconsin, but the job is in Pennsylvania where I don’t know anyone. The internship only runs through the World Series so it isn’t like I would be gone permanently, but the scarier thought for me once it ends. I don’t really know what I’ll end up doing or where I’ll be doing it after the internship is over. Meanwhile, I have a good job here that I’d be leaving for a huge unknown.
Additionally, as passionate as I am about baseball, I’m still not 100% sure I want it to be my career. I love being a fan and I’m at least a little concerned about giving that up if it becomes a career. Attending Brewer games is just about my favorite thing to do. Accepting the position would mean giving that up for at least the 2009 season. So basically, there was more to consider than you might think. Yet, with all these reasons not to take it, the idea that this was more than likely my last chance to get into baseball was a huge factor. I didn’t want to pass it up because it wasn’t conventional and have to regret the decision in the future.
SOOO… I decided to take my shot. I put in my notice at work today and accepted the internship. OMG I’m moving to Pennsylvania. To quote the Great VVP, “This… is about to get interesting.”