Saturday, February 20, 2010


It's like starting all over. Yesterday I received the call I have been waiting for...

“We would like to offer you a position as a Beer Vendor at Target Field.”

Crazy to be offered a position for something that I have done for over half my life. In March of 1989 I still remember interviewing in a small cubicle with John Stoltz for a position at the Metrodome that sounded just like this one. Since then, I have worked over 1000 Twins games. We all had a great thing going at the Dome, now everything is different. It used to be so easy, now we are all rookies.

Orientation is Wednesday from 5 PM to 10 PM. Really, 5 hours to introduce me to something that I have done for 20 years. Oh well, I’m game. If that is what it takes to get my foot in the door in Target Field, I will play the game.

Yeah, yeah, Yeah… New stadium, new company, new “blue sky” and “real grass”, now located 14 blocks west. Same job climbing steps and selling beer to the best fans in Minnesota. What could be so different?


Everything is new. It used to be so easy… I knew where the secret free parking spots were, I knew exactly how long it took to drive downtown, I knew what uniform to grab, we had a great bar to hang out at after games… Hell, I even knew the security guards (Dave and “Hawk”) to sneak in to other events.

Now what? I guess I will get a preview on Wednesday.