The cold weather reared its ugly head, as people filed into Bethpage Ball Park for the Long Island Ducks Annual Job Fair. A friendly staff greeted potential candidates with a warm smile and cheerful greeting.
This candidate was the second to be interviewed of the possible 50 folks that had shown up early and present their best for the many positions available. It looked very hopeful at the interview. The person I spoke with remembered me from attending many games during the last few years. He mentioned there is a very good chance I was going to be hired and he would put my application at the top of the pile to the person he was passing the information to.
Getting this position would be wonderful for two reasons. The first being I could always use the extra money and second job. The second is that I would really like to work for this baseball club. Baseball for me is part of the American Dream, as sweet as apple pie and working for an organization with a winning attitude and 3 championship titles and eleven division berths.
The warmth felt this morning took the bitter chill out of my bones.