Saturday, May 22, 2010

Work Pictures

Hey guys, here are some pictures of what the old office looks like over here. I won't show you anything that's top secret though!

Inside the stands.
My desk for 38 home games.

Nat Bailey StadiumMy 9-5 desk.
The very cool, manual scoreboard.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Hi all,

Sorry I haven't been on here as much as I would have liked. Things have been busy at the ballpark.

I'm getting to do a lot of things for the team. Today we received in some of the special jerseys the players will be wearing--the Canada Day ones which are really cool as well as the Vancouver Mounties jerseys the team will be wearing on select days. The Mounties were the AAA team from back in the 60s--back in the days of Jim Bouton (Ball Four) and Brooks Robinson. Tonight we had a networking event in North Vancouver to prepare for North Vancouver Night happening at the ballpark in June 23rd which was great--meeting local businesses is great and really the kind of people we enjoy having at the ballpark.

As well, I have some pretty big news: In addition to my regular everyday everything duties, I will be the official in-game statistician for the Vancouver Canadians. My duties will be recording pitch by pitch data via our stat compiling program for stats that will be used by MiLB and Vancouver Canadians purposes as well as updating MLB Advanced Media on what's happening in the game. Which means at the end of every half inning, I'm going to be calling MLB headquarters in New York to update them on what has happened. This is going to be a huge responsibility but incredible experience to have and I'll be up at the pressbox for all 38 home dates this summer.

Outside the ballpark, the place is great and the last couple days have really brought the rain, which comes with the territory.

Anyways, thanks for reading and best wishes!


Sunday, May 9, 2010


Hey everyone, here are some pictures of my apartment for your viewing pleasure.

Living room, where the living takes place.



Front entrance.


Friday, April 30, 2010

Move In Day

Hello everyone, friends, family, GMP people, Residence people, Ryerson people, anyone I'm forgetting:

Thanks for taking the time to check out this blog. I'm going to try and update it as often as I can to let you connect to what it is I'm up to during my time in Vancouver.

Yesterday was my arriving flight and move in day. The place is nice, clean and will do just fine. I'll post some pictures once I get a chance. The flight was fine, and arrived early to boot. I had the chance to walk around the neighbourhood and really like the surroundings. The stadium itself is impressive just to walk around, it's a gem and I can't wait to see it full of fans.

Some observations in my first 24 hours here:

-I'm trying not to just stop walking and stare at the mountains but it's quite something to behold given my experience with elevated terrain is a 50 meter tall Rattlesnake Point and not a several thousand foot tall mountain. Feels like i'm in Lord of the Rings. Better go slay some orcs.
-The area I live in (Main St South) is the mirror image of College Street, maybe Bloor but that kind of store front laden street which is welcoming.
-The weather has also been just about similar to Toronto.
-The hangover of the Olympics is fairly obvious in this area...lotsa fading bumper stickers, storefront flags, that kind of thing. I think the hockey team here is helping them out with their sports fix.
-I need to duck just a bit to enter my bathroom threshold. I need to duck a lot to take a shower.
-Every five or so minutes, a group of people wearing crossing guard vests parades down the street on bicycles with the leader shouting instructions. Odd.
-Next to Nat Bailey Stadium (where I will be working starting Monday) is Canada's first (and assumably oldest) little league with its main diamond in the shadow of the Canadians home field. So close to give any 12 year old enough motivation to work hard and make baseball their living.