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Tampa Bay Rays Internship Day 8

Tampa Bay Rays Internship Day 8

May 16, 2019

Today was a lot of fun. I am not sure what the official terms are but an elementary school about a mile from the stadium that the team works with a lot through community engagement had their field day, which is annually sponsored by the Rays. I was fortunate enough to make the travel team. While the...

Tampa Bay Rays Internship Day 7

Tampa Bay Rays Internship Day 7

By Cole Wyman, Sports Editor

May 14, 2019

Today was definitely more exciting than Monday. For starters, I ended up somehow taking more trips to storage rooms which I didn't think was possible but at least I was actively doing things. While a lot of my day was spent stocking promotional items I was able to see advanced logging and maintaining...

Tampa Bay Rays Internship Day 6

Tampa Bay Rays Internship Day 6

By Cole Wyman, Sports Editor

May 13, 2019

Sunday afternoon, all the fans were in for a real treat. Reigning AL Cy Young champ (best pitcher award) Blake Snell was on the hill. The marketing staff, however, wasn't so thrilled. Whenever Blake Snell pitches, the Rays set up a massive 40-foot inflatable "Snellzilla", Blake Snell's nickname. Extremely exciting aside fro...

Tampa Bay Rays Internship Day 5

Tampa Bay Rays Internship Day 5

By Cole Wyman, Sports Editor

May 10, 2019

Today was my last day with the marketing department and I can say for sure, the best was not saved for last. Due to the fact that I had already shadowed all four of the marketing departments, there was not really much for me to do. Because I am not a long term intern like the others spending either a...

Tampa Bay Rays Internship Day 4

Tampa Bay Rays Internship Day 4

By Cole Wyman, Sports Editor

May 9, 2019

Well, today got off to a really bad start when I did not wake up until 9:20, 20 minutes after the time I try to get there by. However, the Rays are very flexible with hours as full-time employees manage their own time at the stadium so my late arrival went unnoticed as several people were walking in...

Tampa Bay Rays Internship Day 3 – Game Day

Tampa Bay Rays Internship Day 3 – Game Day

By Cole Wyman, Sports Editor

May 8, 2019

Today was very exciting in the office because we had a home day game. It's very exciting for all the employees because they get to relax in the afternoon and watch the game rather than doing the normal day-to-day work. However, today I would be joining the in-game promotional crew. I started by attendi...

Tampa Bay Rays Internship Day 2

Tampa Bay Rays Internship Day 2

By Cole Wyman, Sports Editor

May 7, 2019

Today was not only my second day on the job, but it was also my birthday. My new coworkers were extremely nice to set up a little display at my previously empty desk and all make sure to wish me a happy birthday. On the job, today I was looking at the promotion side of marketing. I first learned about...

Tampa Bay Rays Internship Day 1

Tampa Bay Rays Internship Day 1

By Cole Wyman, Sports Editor

May 6, 2019

My first day on the job was, well to say the least, overwhelming. First of all, I arrived late partly because I forgot which gate of the stadium to enter. Luckily Mr. Wiener, who will be looking after me these next three weeks was very understanding. Mr. Wiener then took me around the stadium and explained...

Interning with the Tampa Bay Rays

By Cole Wyman, Sports Editor

May 3, 2019

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