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Friday, August 03, 2012

Yesterday’s Flood Of Berserk Baseball Team Facebook Posts Were Made By A Rogue MLB Employee

Those damn rogues at MLBAM need to have their children taken away!!

Jim Furtado Posted: August 03, 2012 at 09:28 AM | 31 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: August 03, 2012 at 09:32 AM (#4199584)
Access to all 30 MLB teams' Facebook pages is put in the hands of employees making less than living wage.
So it's similar just about every other media job. Good to know.
   2. SG Posted: August 03, 2012 at 09:34 AM (#4199587)
I wonder if this will cost the rogue MLB employee his job?

I've heard from a few people that MLBAM does pay people less than a lot of similar jobs would pay, since they're taking advantage of peoples' willingness to work within something they enjoy. But I've also heard that it's a pretty cool place to work.
   3. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: August 03, 2012 at 09:41 AM (#4199593)
Shouldn't other league officials have their salaries reduced in order to pay MLBAM employees more in the interests of fairness? Bolshevik Bud himself, the patron saint of baseball redistribution in the interests of fairness, pulls in some $17 million a year; surely he could subsist on a mere $15 million and pay his serfs a living wage.
   4. NJ in DC (Now with Wife!) Posted: August 03, 2012 at 09:59 AM (#4199606)
IIRC, a lot of the MLBAM guys start off with stipend pay, which is around either 1500 or 1800 a month. It is an extremely cool place to work though, it's built kind of like the Batcave except instead of cool Batman stuff there's cool baseball stuff. And you can watch baseball while you work and no one will care.
   5. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: August 03, 2012 at 10:09 AM (#4199613)
Shouldn't other league officials have their salaries reduced in order to pay MLBAM employees more in the interests of fairness? Bolshevik Bud himself, the patron saint of baseball redistribution in the interests of fairness, pulls in some $17 million a year; surely he could subsist on a mere $15 million and pay his serfs a living wage.


Looks like we've got a Commie-Fascist-Pinko here.
   6. Sunday silence Posted: August 03, 2012 at 10:17 AM (#4199619)
That ODowd guy says he's cool with everything but is he really?
   7. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: August 03, 2012 at 10:36 AM (#4199648)
IIRC, a lot of the MLBAM guys start off with stipend pay, which is around either 1500 or 1800 a month. It is an extremely cool place to work though, it's built kind of like the Batcave except instead of cool Batman stuff there's cool baseball stuff. And you can watch baseball while you work and no one will care.
Hell, if I *don't* watch baseball when I work, they get really pissed off.
   8. Dale Sams Posted: August 03, 2012 at 12:29 PM (#4199762)
1500-1800 is 'stipend'? I know I'm mostly stay-at-home dad, but I wouldn't mind that stipend. And I almost promise not to deface the facebook pages.
   9. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: August 03, 2012 at 12:31 PM (#4199764)
1500-1800 is 'stipend'? I know I'm mostly stay-at-home dad, but I wouldn't mind that stipend. And I almost promise not to deface the facebook pages.
Take note, this is in Manhattan.
   10. aleskel Posted: August 03, 2012 at 12:44 PM (#4199773)
1500-1800 is 'stipend'? I know I'm mostly stay-at-home dad, but I wouldn't mind that stipend. And I almost promise not to deface the facebook pages.

Take note, this is in Manhattan.


The MLBAM offices are in Chelsea Market, correct? You could probably make do living in New Jersey on 1500-1800 a month and not having a terrible commute, hard to make it in NYC on that salary, though.
   11. dr. scott Posted: August 03, 2012 at 12:53 PM (#4199780)
You just have to hook and sell blow on the side. Not to bad really.
   12. McCoy Posted: August 03, 2012 at 01:02 PM (#4199802)
That stipend is also getting taxed. I can't see anyone living on that virtually anywhere on the East Coast without either living in their parent's basement, having a second job, or living with 10 other roommates.
   13. Lassus Posted: August 03, 2012 at 01:16 PM (#4199815)
MLBAM is a bit of a high-turnover tech warehouse specifically designed to let people get ###### over by middle-management and recently-promoted newly-in-charge-of-others tech people pissing in a circle.

That it was an MLBAM employee that did this is a.) not a surprise and b.) awesome.

Not that I'm bitter. Really.


Looks like we've got a Commie-Fascist-Pinko here.

No, just a broken record with fifty identical tracks on it.
   14. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: August 03, 2012 at 01:22 PM (#4199819)
#### Bill Murray!
   15. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 03, 2012 at 01:23 PM (#4199820)
My graduate student stipend was only taxed on the federal level, not state or local. Obviously I don't know anything about MLBAM but maybe the exorbitant local taxes are not a factor here.
   16. NJ in DC (Now with Wife!) Posted: August 03, 2012 at 01:59 PM (#4199853)
[15] Again, my memory might be off, but I'm pretty sure they are.
   17. Bourbon Samurai Posted: August 03, 2012 at 02:31 PM (#4199892)
You could probably make do living in New Jersey on 1500-1800 a month and not having a terrible commute, hard to make it in NYC on that salary, though.


I did around that in Astoria when I first moved to New York in 2005 for about a year. It was rough. Luckily my best friend was rich and picked up a lot of bar tabs.
   18. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: August 03, 2012 at 02:47 PM (#4199904)
No, just a broken record with fifty identical tracks on it.


Golly comrade, so soon on the heels of your revolutionary defense of the exploited proletariat? Either Big Brother Bud supports forced distribution in the name of fairness or he doesn't. I'm trying to be consistent, while the Budshoviks are playing with their Etch-a-Sketch.

My broken record is still #1 on the Truth charts, but perhaps you prefer more of a marching tune.
   19. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: August 03, 2012 at 02:49 PM (#4199907)
My broken record is still #1 on the Truth charts, but perhaps you prefer more of a marching tune.
Ooh, do something by Sousa, I love Sousa.
   20. Lassus Posted: August 03, 2012 at 02:56 PM (#4199914)
I suppose there's something to be said for consistency.
   21. Esmailyn Gonzalez Sr. Posted: August 03, 2012 at 03:03 PM (#4199924)
You know what I like after too much curry? A warm glass of milk and some John Phillip Sousa marches.
   22. UCCF Posted: August 03, 2012 at 03:18 PM (#4199933)
I did around that in Astoria when I first moved to New York in 2005 for about a year. It was rough. Luckily my best friend was rich and picked up a lot of bar tabs.

You can always live in your office. Bring a sleeping bag to MLBAM, pick up a PO Box for your mail, and your expenses suddenly go way down.
   23. Bowling Baseball Fan Posted: August 03, 2012 at 08:41 PM (#4200252)
1500-1800 is 'stipend'? I know I'm mostly stay-at-home dad, but I wouldn't mind that stipend. And I almost promise not to deface the facebook pages.


You need double that, minimum to live in NJ.
   24. Howie Menckel Posted: August 03, 2012 at 09:27 PM (#4200300)

"You could probably make do living in New Jersey on 1500-1800 a month and not having a terrible commute, hard to make it in NYC on that salary, though."

assuming you want your rent + commuting expenses to be no more than half your post-tax salary, you would pretty much be in cardboard box territory in north NJ unless you don't mind living with 3 or 4 roommates in a small 1-bedroom.

The hook and blow recommendation is spot-on here.

   25. Lassus Posted: August 03, 2012 at 09:36 PM (#4200301)
The hook and blow recommendation is spot-on here.

Maybe, but it isn't the 90s any more, even that's a lot harder these days.
   26. Bowling Baseball Fan Posted: August 03, 2012 at 09:36 PM (#4200302)
Let me put it this way. When I looked for a place to live in NJ years ago, from Rockaway to anything west of it, I was looking at $800/month rent for a studio as a start. East of that is within 25 miles of NYC, so it has to get worse. You might as well live in the Manhatten sewer system.
   27. boteman Posted: August 03, 2012 at 11:11 PM (#4200344)
Archie: Try Jersey!

Mike: I hate Jersey!!

Archie: EVERYBODY hates Jersey! But somebody's got to live there!
   28. Howie Menckel Posted: August 04, 2012 at 12:07 AM (#4200370)
NJ is collectively devastated by comments about how uncool it is to live there, even as the real estate rates are so high. The marketplace is so silly - why don't people just move to the Dakotas and pay dirt-cheap prices?

It's a mystery.


   29. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2012 at 01:36 AM (#4200397)
Let me put it this way. When I looked for a place to live in NJ years ago, from Rockaway to anything west of it, I was looking at $800/month rent for a studio as a start. East of that is within 25 miles of NYC, so it has to get worse. You might as well live in the Manhatten sewer system.


I live in a much cheaper city than New York, and I'm sure that the square footage is much better per dollar, but realistically you are going to pay around $550 - 650 a month for rent here without utilities. Add in bills, car etc and $1500 disappears real fast in a podunk town like St Louis. I can't imagine it lasting more than two weeks without some real frugal living.
   30. Jeff Frances the Mute Posted: August 04, 2012 at 02:22 AM (#4200399)
Let's be honest, these people are likely surviving by running up big credit card debts.
   31. jyjjy Posted: August 04, 2012 at 05:20 AM (#4200408)
Golly comrade, so soon on the heels of your revolutionary defense of the exploited proletariat? Either Big Brother Bud supports forced distribution in the name of fairness or he doesn't.

This is America. It's only socialism when you are redistributing it to the poor. When it's to the rich and corporations it's supporting "job creators" and if you don't like that you hate freedom.

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