Hi, my name is Eitan and I am interning here at Phoenix Bats. I am spending the next couple of months blogging about everything and anything related to behind-the-scenes work at Phoenix Bats.
But before I tell you what I will be doing with Phoenix Bats, I should probably tell you a bit about myself. I come from the beautiful city of San Jose, California and I will be a sophomore at The University of Arizona this fall. I am a huge baseball fan which is a relatively good trait to have if you are interning for a baseball bat company.
Today was the first day of my internship here at Phoenix Bats. Managing to keep my eyes awake (waking up at 3 AM for a flight the day before is not very enjoyable), I miraculously made it to the Phoenix Bat office bright and early this morning with Phoenix Bats GM Seth Cramer. Shocked to learn I would not be making coffee runs on my first day of work, I did find some tasks that I have to do over the next few days. Here are some examples:
- Weighing bat billets (tubes of wood that come in from our mill) with wooden bat guru Joel
- Preparing the office and factory for tour groups
- Heading with Charlie “Lefty” Trudeau to the home of the Columbus Clippers, Huntington Park, to talk with minor-leaguers
- Posting Tweets and Facebook updates for Phoenix Bats
Those tasks definitely seem better than coffee runs. In any case, I’m out for now, I will talk you later. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if there are any specific blog topics you want me to write about.