Monday, June 18, 2007

From "Summer Nuts" to Sand Gnats

Here's a fun story about a wannabe actor's rise from zero-dialogue walk-on parts in bad Disney sequels to the world of minor league promotions.

He sent out his resume and cover letter to 120 minor-league teams. He received calls and landed a job as director of ticket sales with the Savannah Sand Gnats, a Single-A affiliate. It was the perfect place for him to start. With a small staff, Vojtanek helped with a variety of jobs from marketing the team to shooing off opossums that would show up at the stadium around game time.

That may not be as glamorous as five seconds of screen time as the guy who holds a door open for Kate Hudson in some romantic comedy, but there's something to be said about doing what you love.