• Working 4 the Cubs

    Working 4 the Cubs: Annette Bismarck

    One of the benefits of singing for the teams in the Cubs’ organization is that I get to meet fascinating people who work for these teams. Whenever I sing at a new ballpark, I usually leave my seat around the third inning to explore the stadium. A student of architecture and city planning while at Notre Dame, I enjoy comparing the layouts and amenities at each of the ball parks. As I turned the corner by the concessions stands under the main grandstand, I came upon the Cub House, a shop where you can buy all kinds of apparel and gifts from the Daytona Cubs. Since I always buy a ball cap…

  • Working 4 the Cubs

    Working 4 the Cubs: Nate Wilder

    One of the benefits of singing for the teams in the Cubs’ organization is that I get to meet many fascinating people who work for these teams. When I sang for the Boise Hawks, I had the pleasure to meet Nate Wilder, scoreboard operator for the Hawks. CF: Nate, I know you have a lot of responsibilities in your job — what do you like most about your work for the Boise Hawks? NW: I love working for the Boise Hawks.  Operating the scoreboard is fun and also there’s a bit of process. Not only is there the game pushing of the buttons for ball/strike, out, hit/error, runs/inning runs, there also is…

  • Working 4 the Cubs

    Working 4 the Cubs: Wells Ford

    One of the benefits of singing for the teams in the Chicago Cubs’ organization is that I get to met some great people who work for these teams. When I sang for the Tennessee Smokies, I met Wells Ford who has sold programs at Smokies Park for nine seasons. Originally from Brooklyn, Wells and I talked about NYC baseball and how the greater New York City area supported three major league teams (Yankees, Dodgers and Giants) until the 1958 season. I’ve been to Brooklyn once, but never got to visit the area where Ebbets Field was located. I’ve never seen a ballgame in New York and would love to visit Yankee…