Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Fenway Ground Rules

The Sox swept the Twins today with an 18-5 thrashing that must have been close, until a disputed/overruled triple play opened the floodgates and the Sox put the game out of reach with a seventh inning explosion.

But what you really want to know is what does working for the Red Sox entail. What are the ground rules? A former Sox employee laid out some ground rules for female employees.

"Here are the places where the Red Sox players hang out. Don't go there."

"You won't change them." (The implication that rich, often married players aren't throwing away their lives for you).

"If there is a problem, you will lose your job, they will be protected." (Obviously, in the great tradition of the rich and famous...The Yankees, A-Rod, and Madonna evidently did not get the memo).

The message, loud and clear, was that employment was contingent on professional not personal relationships with the talent. Baseball Annies need not apply.

This doesn't come as any surprise, as I doubt that the Red Sox Rules differ from other professional organizations. The military doesn't allow officers to fraternize with enlisted people. Hospitals? Don't ask, don't tell.

1 comment:

oldskool138 said...

"If there is a problem, you will lose your job, they will be protected."

Both Jack McCormick and Manny still have their jobs...