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MLB Is Looking For Scorekeepers At $35/Hour And It Looks Like Pretty Much Anybody Can Get A Gig

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Andrew Powell Contributor
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Well, this is interesting.

Major League Baseball (MLB) is looking to hire scorekeepers for multiple teams for the 2023 season, with the Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays all hiring. MLB’s job advertisement also says they “are accepting applications for all markets.”

Here is the full description for the position labeled “2023 MLB Official Scorer (Seasonal)”:

“The Official Scorer makes and announces all game decisions involving judgment calls based on Rule 9 of the Official Baseball Rules, clarifying scoring rules interpretation to club and media personnel when necessary. Approves the official game report transmitted to MLB’s Official Statistician (Elias Sports Bureau) post-game.”

Let’s get to the pay:

“The hiring range for this position is an hourly rate of $35.00. The actual offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your work experience, education, skills and any other factors Major League Baseball (MLB) considers relevant to the hiring decision.”

The part where they talk about pay is literally the only time that they mention anything about education, so you have to assume that pretty much anybody can get the job. The qualifications are just simple scorekeeping mumbo jumbo, so let’s all apply! Actually, none of you apply/ I don’t want the competition.

Me, I’m already thinking about my title: “Daily Caller sports blogger by day, Miami Marlins scorekeeper by night.”

Oh yes, this gig could absolutely be my ticket to South Beach, where it has been my dream to live since, well, since I can remember. I’d ride that Marlins job all the way to consistent visits to Havana 1957 on Ocean Drive to get one of those incredible Cuban sandwiches, because I’d be living there in all of that city’s glory — I highly recommend Havana if you ever go to Miami, by the way. (RELATED: REPORT: Shortstop Trea Turner Agrees To Huge Nine-Figure Contract With The Philadelphia Phillies)

I’m already thinking about the promotions too. Okay, so just imagine this: I start out as a scorekeeper, and give me about 10, 15, okay, maybe 20 or 25 years, and I would have worked myself up to be the manager of the Miami Marlins.

It sounds like a damn plan to me.

I’m in!