South Jersey Baseball:
Thursday, May 13, 2004
By Dan Loney
The Trenton Thunder, the Double-A Affiliate of the New York Yankees, kicked off a new contest, called “The Intern” at Wednesday night’s Thunder doubleheader at Waterfront Park.
Ereka Vetrini of the television show “The Apprentice” was on hand to help the team get the contest underway.
The game pits all 40 Thunder Interns against each other in a competition to sell the most merchandise and concessions over the course of the season. At each Thunder game this year, two interns will compete against each other “hawking” goods to fans throughout the park. The items being sold and the method of sales is up to the discretion of the interns. At the end of the summer the intern who has earned the most money will win their choice of a full time position with the team or $1,000 in cash.
“We thought this was a great way to play off the popularity of the reality competition shows that are on television and have some fun with our fans while providing a great opportunity for our interns,” said Thunder General Manager Rick Brenner. “
The Thunder play the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in game five of a five game series tonight at Waterfront Park. It is Wawa Batting Glove Night and the first 1,500 fans age 5-15 will get a pair of Thunder batting gloves. The Thunder will host the Bowie Baysox in a three game weekend series at Waterfront Park before the Altoona Curve come to Trenton for a four game series ending May 20.
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