A Florida Marlins batboy’s perspective: The roller coaster of a season


Here I am explaining the strikezone to the homeplate umpire.

Author’s note: With the 2011 season being over for my team, the Florida Marlins, I now have plenty of time to post more stories about my season. Every week, I will have a new story on every part of the year — from March all the way through September.

This season, I have seen the game in all aspects. From tears of joy and celebration, all the way to fighting and many tiring, agonizing days. One day being a playoff contender to last place in the NL East. It has been a year of ups and downs.

It is the dream of most baseball fans to work for a professional baseball team. Some would do anything to work for one. From my point of view, this can be the greatest job of your life to your worst. I happen to love it.

There is nothing better than being a part of something special. I know a million other kids would love to have my job. People think it is easy; they are far from right.

Fans who are not a part of it, don’t realize the amount of stress that comes with the season. One day you are celebrating a walk-off home run, the next day your team is on SportsCenter because of certain “issues” that come with every team.

The game is more of a mind scrambler than anything else. In the end, there is a winner and a loser, just like any other game. The game of baseball, though, is much more than a game. For some people, it is a passion; and for me, it definitely is. I get to be a part of it all year round. As I post more stories about this season, you will get to understand what goes on, off and on the field and other things that come along with working with a major league team.

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  1. you have worked for the minor league jupiter hammerheads (and probably palm beach cardinals too). you have not worked at one game at Sunlife Stadium and you have no idea what it is like. Just because you worked in the visiting dugout in spring training a few times does not make you a marlins batboy. sorry to burst your bubble.

  2. you have worked for the minor league jupiter hammerheads (and probably palm beach cardinals too). you have not worked at one game at Sunlife Stadium and you have no idea what it is like. Just because you worked in the visiting dugout in spring training a few times does not make you a marlins batboy. sorry to burst your bubble.

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