February 2011

Marketing Intern: Jon Brooks

In part one of our Intern profiles we introduce Michigan native, Jon Brooks.

002.JPGOne of his many duties includes interviewing potential 2011 RedHot candidates.

Name: Jonathon Brooks
Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
College and major/degree(s): Michigan State University- BA in Marketing.
Likes: Peanut Butter and Jelly, Soccer, Baseball, Free-time and Naps.
Dislikes: Heights, Bees and boring people.
What’s playing in your iPod?: The Cool Kids and Kings of Leon
What’s on TV: Family Guys, Two and a Half Men, East Bound and Down.
Hobbies: Playing soccer, Trying to Golf, Video Games and Working out.

Favorite Baseball Team: Tigers, Cubs, and I guess the Cardinals.

Favorite Baseball Player of all-time: Brandon Inge and Mariano Rivera

Favorite Sports Movie of all-time: Mean Machine, Green Street Hooligans.

Favorite Sports Quote:I would rather beat the Yankees regularly than pitch a no hit game.“- Bob Feller

Best sports moment as a fan or a player: Watching the MSU Spartans make run after run to the Final Four and Magglio Ordonez’s Game 4 ALCS walk off home run to complete a sweep of Oakland in 2006.

Thing you like most about sports: Passion and pride

Why do you want to work in sports?: I have always enjoyed being a fan of sports and love coming to the ballpark everyday. To me, it doesn’t feel like a job.

What does your specific internship entail?: Managing the Kids Club, Overseeing the promotional staff, etc.

Dream job: Director of Marketing, then ultimately teach sports marketing in college.

Stay tuned for more intern profiles……

New Intern

Hello everyone!

My name is Dan White and I am the new Media Relations Intern for the Redbirds. I just moved to Memphis last week from the Mountains of Western North Carolina to take this position. This is my first job in professional baseball but have worked in Media Relations at the collegiate level, specifically East Carolina University and Western Carolina University.

My primary game day duty will be to serve as a “stringer” for MiLB, which means scoring the home games using a specially designed program that will collect all of the statistics. The program then sends data to various media outlets so fans can enjoy pitch-by-pitch action of their favorite players and teams. The stats are compiled in a database where access is readily available for every fan to look at.
I am looking forward to interacting with everyone throughout the season!

Only 50 more days until first pitch!