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Postby Rirruto » Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:52 pm

pokerplaya wrote:
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pokerplaya wrote:Where do I sign up?

I actually applied for that job through Monster.com in the spring for the Mets gig, it was like a special promotion with Monster and MLB they were having.


If you don't mind me asking, how far did you get?

As far as sending my resume and not hearing from anyone :-D
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Postby Minor League Skilz » Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:50 pm

Great find. That is a pretty cool job.
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Postby pokerplaya » Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:20 pm

Rirruto wrote:
pokerplaya wrote:
Rirruto wrote:
pokerplaya wrote:Where do I sign up?

I actually applied for that job through Monster.com in the spring for the Mets gig, it was like a special promotion with Monster and MLB they were having.


If you don't mind me asking, how far did you get?

As far as sending my resume and not hearing from anyone :-D


LOL. I know that feeling all too well. Still searching for a job. That Binghamton degree doesn't seem to be worth the paper it's written on. :-b
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Postby Simulacrum » Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:24 pm

The coding is the kind of stuff I was curious about-

S8/G.BX2(84)

Where:

S8 = single to center
G = on the ground
BX2 = batter out advancing to second
(84) = thrown out by the centerfielder with a putout for the second baseman

I wish I could be a stringer. My job really sucks compared to stringing. :,-(
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Postby Rirruto » Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:30 pm

pokerplaya wrote:
Rirruto wrote:
pokerplaya wrote:
Rirruto wrote:
pokerplaya wrote:Where do I sign up?

I actually applied for that job through Monster.com in the spring for the Mets gig, it was like a special promotion with Monster and MLB they were having.


If you don't mind me asking, how far did you get?

As far as sending my resume and not hearing from anyone :-D


LOL. I know that feeling all too well. Still searching for a job. That Binghamton degree doesn't seem to be worth the paper it's written on. :-b

I know right, I'm lucky my aunt has connections and I was able to get this nice little desk job for a bit. Was it just me or did the diploma take forever to get home? I got mine in like mid-July and I found it pretty ugly. I was expecting this nice thing in a nice glossy wooden frame.
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Postby blankman » Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:24 pm

During innings like the one above, the stringer will also need to wait for the official scorer to make a decision regarding errors before entering the correct code. This is where keeping the paper scoresheet is invaluable since, I'll often have to record a few pitches or even a couple plate appearances on paper before being able to catch up once the official scorer has made his decision and broadcasts it to the entire press box over the loudspeaker.


This explains the longer delays.
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Postby Red Stripe » Tue Aug 23, 2005 7:17 pm

Great article. Hardball Times always has good stuff. I really never had a clue what a stringer was before. ;-D
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Postby Kingctb27 » Tue Aug 23, 2005 11:08 pm

Nice Find. ;-D
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Postby pokerplaya » Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:39 am

Rirruto wrote:
pokerplaya wrote:
Rirruto wrote:
pokerplaya wrote:
Rirruto wrote:
pokerplaya wrote:Where do I sign up?

I actually applied for that job through Monster.com in the spring for the Mets gig, it was like a special promotion with Monster and MLB they were having.


If you don't mind me asking, how far did you get?

As far as sending my resume and not hearing from anyone :-D


LOL. I know that feeling all too well. Still searching for a job. That Binghamton degree doesn't seem to be worth the paper it's written on. :-b

I know right, I'm lucky my aunt has connections and I was able to get this nice little desk job for a bit. Was it just me or did the diploma take forever to get home? I got mine in like mid-July and I found it pretty ugly. I was expecting this nice thing in a nice glossy wooden frame.


I don't even know where mine is. My girlfriend was tidying up my apartment and it has now gone missing. Eh, whatever, I'm still unemployed so I say good riddance. :-b
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Postby Madison » Wed Aug 24, 2005 10:37 am

pokerplaya wrote:I don't even know where mine is. My girlfriend was tidying up my apartment and it has now gone missing. Eh, whatever, I'm still unemployed so I say good riddance. :-b


Anyone else read that as "it" being the girlfriend going missing? 8-o

:-D

Remind me to never visit you. I don't want to get lost. :-o

Lol. :-b
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