Sports Job Opportunity

Thanks to Joe Favorito for passing this along.  Thought we’d pass it along, too…

**The Huffington Post is looking for an editor to oversee its Sports section.

The ideal candidate will have a passionate interest in sports and a comprehensive understanding of internet news and the sports blogosphere.

Job duties: Direct The Huffington Post’s sports coverage… Find, file, post stories and video for HuffPost’s Sports section… Write compelling headlines and copy… Work to build partnerships with other sports sites…Serve as a liaison for editors on tech/edit/social issues and developments.

The ideal candidate MUST:

- Have advanced proficiency in web publishing and SEO

- Have strong editorial instincts and written/verbal communication skills

- Be very active in and familiar with social media, particularly among sports personalities and organizations

- Have a working knowledge of Photoshop and HTML

- Be comfortable in a fast-paced, creative, demanding work environment that requires meticulous attention to detail

- Be willing to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends

- Have 3+ years experience in online journalism/production, very strong writing skills, and an eagerness to learn & take risks To Apply, please send a statement of interest and a resume to sportsjobs@huffingtonpost.com

Live at the Clubhouse / Book Event with Andrew Zimbalist on December 1

“Circling the Bases: Essays on the Challenges and Prospects of the Sports Industry” with Andrew Zimbalist

Wednesday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Bergino Baseball Clubhouse • 67 East 11 Street • NYC

With this book, Andrew Zimbalist continues his discussion and analysis of the major issues and challenges confronting the sports industry in the second decade of the 21st century. The author/editor of 20 books, Andrew is one of the most prominent sports economists in the country. The Robert A. Woods professor of economics at Smith College has consulted extensively in the sports industry for players associations, leagues, cities, and owners.

Be part of our live podcast, too.

As always, free Cracker Jack, GuS Soda and Cooperstown Cookies at all events!

And special discounts on select merchandise during our book event, so you can get a jump on your holiday shopping.

Bergino Baseball Clubhouse / Event at 7:00 p.m. on September 30

Are you going to let a little drizzle and breeze keep you from coming to tonight’s event at the Clubhouse?
And you call yourself a ballplayer?!
Thursday, September 30 @ 7:00 p.m.
“Top Of The Order: 25 Writers Pick Their Favorite Baseball Player of All Time” with Sean Manning and Esquire Magazine’s Scott Raab

Scott Raab has profiled Paul Newman, Sheryl Crow, Philip Roth, Larry David, yada yada for Esquire Magazine.  Tonight, he’ll be talking about his favorite baseball player of all time.  Don’t miss it.

Be part of our live podcast, too.

And, if that’s not good enough, we’re indoors, we have air conditioning, and free Cracker Jack, GuS soda and Cooperstown Cookies.

Bergino Baseball Clubhouse
67 East 11 Street (between University Place & Broadway)
The landmark Cast Iron Building, NYC
212-226-7150

Handmade Beautiful Baseballs / Unique Gifts / Art Gallery / Events / Custom Design Studio

Bergino Baseball Clubhouse / Special Week On Deck!

Next week, it’s a special one at the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse.
Three special events… and special discounts, too.

During all events next week, our handmade Bergino Beautiful Baseballs will be 10% off — and you’ll receive a free Bag Tag with any purchase.

Tuesday, September 28
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
TV Viewing Party
Ken Burns new documentary — “Baseball: The Tenth Inning – Part I”
Wednesday, September 29
8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
TV Viewing Party
Ken Burns new documentary — “Baseball: The Tenth Inning – Part II”
Followed by “Baseball: A New York Love Story” featuring friend/baseball expert Lee Lowenfish
Thursday, September 30 @ 7:00 p.m.
“Top Of The Order: 25 Writers Pick Their Favorite Baseball Player of All Time” with Sean Manning and Esquire Magazine’s Scott Raab
Be part of our live podcast, too
As always, free Cracker Jack, GuS soda, and Cooperstown Cookies at all events!
Bergino Baseball Clubhouse
67 East 11 Street (between University Place & Broadway)
The landmark Cast Iron Building, NYC
212-226-7150
Handmade Beautiful Baseballs / Unique Gifts / Art Gallery / Events / Custom Design Studio

Bobby Thomson: The Man Heard ‘Round The World

While in our booth this afternoon at the New York Gift Show, I received a text message from my buddy Rich Ackerman that Bobby Thomson had passed away.

I will forever remember where I was when I received the news. Just as millions of people can tell you exactly where they were on October 3, 1951, when Bobby hit the most famous home run in baseball history: “The Shot Heard ‘Round The World.”

My Dad, still a bachelor, was in the Polo Grounds that very day.  Exactly forty years later, I had the opportunity to work with Bobby (and Ralph Branca), as their marketing agent for the 40th Anniversary celebration.  Talk about things coming full circle.  Talk about fate.

I will be forever grateful to Bobby (and Ralph) for giving me the opportunity to work with them on marketing their 40th Anniversary celebration.  They gave me a chance.  They gave me a shot.

I will always remember Bobby as a true gentleman.  A very kind man.  Simply, a mensch.

There are two stories I’d like to relate.  The first is about Bobby.  The second is about me.

Bobby’s beloved wife, Elaine, passed away in 1993.  He moved from New Jersey to Savannah about four years ago as his health started to fail, to be closer to his daughter.  He missed his wife terribly.  Bobby was never quite the same after 1993.  Above all, that’s what I’ll always remember about Bobby.

As far as the story about me… I’m planning to have an event at my shop, the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse, sometime this fall, featuring a book written by Dan Fost, “Giants Past & Present.”  I hadn’t spoken to Bobby in quite some time, but was going to give him a call and see if he happened to be planning to come to this area anytime soon.  I would have loved to have him at the Clubhouse, discussing Dan’s book.

I was looking forward to driving out to pick up Bobby somewhere in New Jersey, bring him to the Clubhouse, then take him home.  I figured the odds were slim that he would be able to make it, but it would have really been an excuse just to catch up and say hello.

I never made the call.  I never had the chance to say goodbye.

So, goodbye, my dear, old friend.  Your home run really was “The Shot Heard ‘Round The World.”  But it was you that meant the world to me.

Live at the Clubhouse / Book Event – Thursday, July 29

This week, our last Live at the Clubhouse Book event until September.  Don’t miss it.

Please join us this Thursday, July 29 @ 7:00 p.m.

“On A Clear Day They Could See Seventh Place: Baseball’s Worst Teams” with authors George Robinson & Charles Salzberg

Featuring a live podcast hosted by legendary New York sportscaster Rich Ackerman

And, as always, free Cracker Jack, GuS soda, and Cooperstown Cookies!

Bergino Baseball Clubhouse

67 East 11 Street

The landmark Cast Iron Building, NYC


Live at the Clubhouse / Book Event on Thursday, July 22

Thursday, July 22 @ 7:00 p.m.

“The 300 Club: Have We Seen the Last of Baseball’s 300-Game Winners?” with author Dan Schlossberg

Featuring a live podcast hosted by legendary New York sportscaster Rich Ackerman

And, as always, free Cracker Jack, GuS soda, and Cooperstown Cookies!

The 300 Club

Have We Seen the Last of Baseball's 300-Game Winners?

Bergino Baseball Clubhouse

67 East 11 Street

The landmark Cast Iron Building, NYC

Live at the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse – Wednesday, June 9 at 7:00 p.m.

Please join us at the next event in our Bergino Baseball Clubhouse Book Series…

Bergino Baseball Clubhouse

Roger Maris: Baseball’s Reluctant Hero

with authors Danny Peary & Tom Clavin

Featuring a live podcast hosted by New York sportscaster Rich Ackerman

Wednesday, June 9 at 7:00 p.m.

Bergino Baseball Clubhouse

67 East 11 Street

The landmark Cast Iron Building, NYC

212-226-7150

Bergino Baseball Clubhouse Book Series

Just opened… the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse!

Handmade Beautiful Baseballs / Unique Gifts / Art Gallery / Events / Custom Design Studio

We’ll be holding various events every month.  Please join us for our first book event:

Wiffle Ball by Michael Hermann

Wiffle Ball by Michael Hermann

Wednesday, June 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Featuring a live podcast hosted by legendary New York sportscaster Rich Ackerman

67 East 11 Street, The landmark Cast Iron Building, NYC

I Made The New York Times! (good and bad news)

Yes, I made today’s issue of The New York Times. Page A-32.

The old-time print version, baby.

That’s the good news.

The bad news?

I wanted to write a lengthy blog post about it, but it’s been too busy today, all because I made The New York Times.

New York Times / Bergino Baseballs

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