Nice promotion from the Traverse City Beach Bums (independent; Frontier League): the University of Michigan stalwarts are offering former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel the opportunity to join the Beach Bums for the 2011 season in the merchandise department.
For those missing the news this weekend: Tressel resigned as the Ohio State coach because of NCAA violations regarding player sales and memorabilia. The Beach Bums will look to enroll Tressel and his apparent knowledge in the merchandise and memorabilia area to help promote the Beach Bums in Northern Michigan. As a merchandise intern, the Beach Bums will be sure to provide intense supervision and institute strict rules about the distribution and sale of Beach Bums merchandise.
As a member of the staff, Tressel will also be required to wear the Beach Bums team colors, maize and blue throughout his internship when working at Wuerfel Park. Email usage will also be strictly monitored so the Beach Bums will be informed of any important information when it’s first received.
The Beach Bums do their best to give their interns the full experience of how the front office of a minor league baseball team works. This includes networking and building business relationships with their various sponsors. However, in this instance Tressel will not be interacting with the sponsors directly, especially the car dealerships and tattoo parlors in the area.
John Wuerfel, the COO of the Traverse City Beach Bums who also has two sons that both graduated from the University of Michigan, was asked his thoughts on Jim Tressel’s resignation. Wuerfel replied “Ahhh, that’s too bad. Go Blue!”
Another Tressel promotion worth noting: the Fort Myers Miracle (High Class A; Florida State League) will hold “Rest the Vest” Night at Hammond Stadium on June 6. when the Miracle host the Jupiter Hammerheads at 7:05 p.m.
Coach Tressel was notorious for his extensive wardrobe of sweater vests, but it’s a good bet tThe new coach of the Buckeyes presumably will not wear sweater vests on the sidelines. Fans are encouraged to bring their sweater vest and place it in the retirement bin near the front gate of Hammond Stadium.
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