There’s not much to do in the off-season, right?
People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring. ~Rogers Hornsby
Today I searched the Reds offices, looking for someone gazing patiently out the window. I checked the ballpark, hall of fame, team store and all three floors of the front office building. While I love the romanticism of this baseball quote, and no one is more eager for baseball to begin then those of us that work for the club, there is no time for waiting on our calendars.
When you work in baseball, the most asked question (by far) this time of year is, “So, what do you do in the off-season?”
I’d like to tell you we spend our days playing catch in the hall, taking long lunches at The Banks and selecting new covers for our personal facebook pages.
Like you, we are diehard baseball fans. We count the days and minutes until pitchers and catchers report, spring training starts and Opening Day arrives. But until then, our days are filled with planning, meetings, budgets, promotional schedules, special events, holiday ticket packages, hot stove shows, partnership options, new graphics and features, fundraising, Redsfest, Reds Caravan and so much more.
We spend our time staying connected with our fans and making every effort to ensure the next baseball season is the best ever. It’s a year-round job and one we wouldn’t trade for anything.
Only 22 days until Redsfest.
Have a great weekend.
Lisa Braun is the Director of Digital Marketing and Consumer Clubs for the Reds. She will be guest blogging while our friend Jamie takes some well-deserved time off. Send Lisa your topic, photo and contest ideas for Better Off Red on Twitter @lisabraun