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    how does one become a bat boy?

    how can u become a bat boy?
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    contact your favorite teams equipment manager
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    To be honest with you, if you don't know somebody that is already in the business its going to be next to impossible to land a job. That job is all about who you know not what you know, unfortunately.
    Clubhouse managers literally get 100's of calls from people wanting to be bat boys and clubhouse attendants.

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    Wait for the Sequel.

    Isn't that revealed in the new Batman movie?

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    hey, i never said that you'd get the job by contacting the equip. manager but thats the only way i could think of (besides obviously knowing someone). I remember seeing something on TV a few years ago they had a story on a kid who was an Astros batboy in spring training and the way he got it was by contacting the equip. manager but of coarse thats spring training so i assume that'd be easier to get. Good luck Grubdy, its basically impossible but no hamr in trying
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    Smile

    you basically do have to know somebody. I got hired on as a batboy for the Mariners this last season and it's because I knew somebody who worked for the Mariners. The other three batboys were hired because they knew another batboy, so it is basically an insider thing.

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    Start your own team and be the bat boy.
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    Bat Boy: My True-Life Adventures Coming of Age with the New York Yankees is an interesting behind-the-scenes first-person account of one guy's experience as batboy with the 1992-1993 Yankees.

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    the STL Carindals are hiring scorekeepers, if your looking for a job inside the league, you might have some luck here. You have to know how to operate a computer fairly well though, and type rather quickly

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    Money is a great motivator for some people within an organization.
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    That would be so awesome to be a bat boy for the Yanks. It will never happen though!
    Check out my Yankee blog http://questfor27.blogspot.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Grundy#12 View Post
    how can u become a bat boy?
    I can't. I'm going to be 76 when the season starts.

    Contact the front office of your local team. Each one has a different procedure. The Class A team I work with, has the Clubhouser Manager choose his batboys. Also, each state has differerent age requirements.

    Good luck,

    Bob

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    No matter how hard anyone tries, they'll never top this Bat Boy:
    http://www.local6.com/news/9376604/detail.html
    video on the right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Grundy#12 View Post
    how can u become a bat boy?
    Yankee Stadium Wear Dreams Come True

    How does one 'wear' a dream?

    "A ball player has to be kept hungry to become a big leaguer. That's why no boy from a rich family has ever made the big leagues."
    -Joe DiMaggio


    Not true. Los Angeles Dodgers First Baseman Wes Parker came from a wealthy family. Parker was a fair-hiiting, slick-fielding player, who played nine years for the Dodgers.

    And with multi-million dollar salaries, I doubt there are ANY hungry players today.

    Bob

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