I’ve gotten a bunch of emails this week about the new MLB Dreamjob position. Here’s a screen shot from MLB.com:
These emails have come from friends who’ve essentially been asking, “Have you heard about this job?!” and “You’re going to apply for it, right?!”
The answer is…I don’t know what to do. The list of qualifications describes me perfectly — no problem there — but there’s one responsibility that wouldn’t really work. It’s the second one on the list: “Must be present in the location to observe all MLB regular season and postseason games during the 2011 season.” Sounds like fun, right? I’m probably going to be watching most of those games anyway. But it also sounds like I wouldn’t get to leave NYC or attend any games. This, of course, would be a major problem. My new book is coming out in 13 days, and although I haven’t yet booked any trips for this season or even looked at the MLB schedule, I’m planning to travel all over the place and attend lots of games and promote it and raise more money for Pitch In For Baseball. I just don’t see how the “dreamjob” would actually fit in with my life at this moment. Or maybe I should just shut up and go for it? And if I’m lucky enough to get chosen, I could worry about the details later?
I’d love to hear everyone’s thoughts. What should I do? Are you applying for this job too? I think it’s pretty cool that MLB is doing this.