Get Your Peanuts From A Lawyer: Ballpark Jobs In High Demand

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Here in the Xtreme Depression every job opening is a precious one. Seasonal jobs are being treated like full-time positions in the hopes of holding people over until the economy bounces back. And what's more seasonal than baseball? Well fine, foliage is but it's hard to get a job as a leaf. As minor league baseball stadiums around the country begin to come to life, the story is the same at many of them. Huge turnouts for job fairs and dozens of resumes for each open position.

  • The AAA Tacoma Rainers, held a job fair for about 300 seasonal positions. 775 people turned out, almost 4 times as many as last year.

  • The Kannapolis Intimidators (who I'm 99% sure are named after Dale Earnhardt which is awesome) are also seeing about triple the applications as last year. Scott Todd a former CFO is trying to see it as an opportunity to get into sports, a field he loves. It doesn't say which job he's applying for but his healthy attitude seems like it would go along way in this market.

  • The situation is even more extreme in Buffalo. 800 people showed up for 90 positions with the Bisons. Not surprising in a town where unemployment just hit the 9% mark. It's just a shame there are only 90 jobs. Rob was right. We need expansion.

  • On a more lighthearted note even The Bowling Green Cave Shrimp Hot Rods are seeing a huge surplus in people available to sing the anthem. In a scene that sounds like a cross between American Idol and a tractor pull, they had 130 people try out for the 60 home dates.

All of this is to say that hey the economy is bad but baseball has some work for some people. This Spring, I've learned firsthand the economic impact a team, even staying for just two months, can have ona small town. The repercussions are felt all year. Let's just hope people have enough money to actually go out to the games and keep these people employed.

But hey, enough of the doom and gloom. Let's end all this unemployment talk on a happy note. No one wants to hire anyone from the Bush Era Justice Department!


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Brother, can you spare a sausage costume?

And Rinku and Dinesh are bitching about getting five dollars! Ungrateful bastards...

Rinku and Dinesh = Manny

The Trials of Job(lessness)

If the Kannapolis team was named after Dale Earnhardt Jr, they'd be the Fighting Can't Live Up To Dad's Reputations

NO JOKE THIS ECONOMICAL SITUATION IS CRAZIER THAN A BARN FULL OF FLAMING PIGS. I MEAN JUST THE OTHER DAY I POSTED A NOTE ON CRAIGLISTS SAYING I WAS LOOKING FOR A HUNTING BUDDY AN 8 PEOPLE ASKED ME IF THEY COULD KEEP THE ANIMALS WE BAGGED AND TAGGED FOR FOOD AND I SAY NO WHEY OKAY BECAUSE EVERYBODY KNOWS A SEASONED HUNTER DONT SEASON HIS HUNT IF YOU CATCH MY PITCH. I HAVE A STORAGE UNIT OUT BACK WITH 87 DIFFERENT STUFFED KILLS ITS AWESOME ME AN MY FRIENDS GO IN THERE AND PLAY PAINTBALL ALOT HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A ROOSEVELT ELK THATS BEEN SHOT UP WITH 500 ROUNDS OF NEON PAINT IT WILL LITERALLY TAKE YOUR BREATHE AWAY.

The Trials of Sans Occupation

Even worse news, Chipper, Obama is raising the tobacco tax. That copenhagen is going be 13% more expensive.

The A's are recession-proof. They still plan on drawing the same 9,000 fans per-game they always get.

@Farthammer
90 percent of the fans are on welfare and you know that's not going away.

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