Great experience, but looking for something more stable
Professional Baseball Player (Former Employee) – Lakeland, FL – April 7, 2015
Minor league baseball was one of the best things that happened to me. I say this, not because it was an extravagant lifestyle filled with fast cars, luxury, and fame, but because it pushed me to be a better person than I was. Baseball taught me how to handle failure. It taught me that it isn't if you get knocked down, but when you get knocked down and how you get back up. I couldn't ask for anything more. The business side of baseball is brutal. But with all of the injustices that we as minor leaguers had to endure, it built up our character to put us ahead of some of our peers who have not encountered hardships.
Through my time with the Tigers, I have developed deep, personal relationships with people from all over the country, and even the world. It taught me how to understand different cultures, and overcoming the differences between us to succeed as a team. The experiences I take from baseball are like none other that I can think of. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to take part in a chance to be able to make the dreams I had of being a big leaguer come true. It has set me up for a successful future in whatever career I choose.
Great health insurance, travel all over the country, get to play baseball
very low salary, long times away from home