I've mentioned previously that I earned the batboy job for the Seattle Mariners through an essay contest. In 500 words or less, the topic was, Why I wanted to be a Bat Boy for the Seattle Mariners. The Seattle Times and the Seattle Mariners selected the Top Ten Finalists based solely on the essay and then the series of interviews began.
This was a long time ago. I happened to dig out the original essay that I submitted for the contest. Sometimes, it's hard to remember how different things were in 1979. There were no word processors, personal computers or online access. Quite frankly, it's amazing that I have a copy of the essay at all. Then again, I tend to keep a lot of stuff.
So here it is, for better or worse, from 34 years ago, my ticket into the Major Leagues …
|"Why I wanted to be Batboy for the Mariners" Winning Essay|
Jim Devitt is the author of the #1 Kindle Bestselling Young Adult novel, The Card. He's also a healthcare consultant specializing in helping healthcare companies and practices develop a social media marketing platform, and maximize cash flow. You can find him posting weekly to Indies Unlimited and occasionally as a contributor on Yahoo!