Ben Revere: Ben Revere is that overly enthusiastic young kid, who comes into the interview ready to set the world on fire, but behind his excitement you wonder if he actually grasps that this is an entry level job and he has a lot to prove before he makes it anywhere. You love the kids energy and excitement but his credentials aren't as pristine as some of the other candidates, so you ponder whether you want someone more qualified like Brown, or the guy who fully buys into the company like Revere.
Delmon Young: Delmon Young is that guy who is completely unqualified for the position (defensively in the outfield), but his father was fraternity brothers with the boss so he has the inside track to the job. Since it's an entry level position, you figure you can take a chance because he won't cost you much in payroll ($750,000 which is nothing in baseball money). You feel bad choosing Young over the other more qualified candidates, but the boss, Ruben Amaro Jr. seems to have way too much invested in getting his buddy's kid a job.
Darin Ruf: Darin Ruf is that kid who didn’t actually major in the subject required for the job, but is willing to do just about anything to get the position, including taking a job outside his major (natural position). The kid can definitely produce on some levels (hitting), but you’re unsure he’ll learn the full requirements of the job (playing in the outfield). The kid has a can-do attitude and seems like a good guy, so you figure, “why hell not give him a shot?”
John Mayberry Jr./Laynce Nix: Reminiscent of Mac and Charlie in the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia episode "Sweet Dee Has a Heart Attack," Mayberry and Nix aren't in this for the pay and have agreed to split the health benefits (playing time) just to get the job. You wonder, "Hmm, wouldn't it be better to have two people doing the job at the cost of only one?" But then Mac (Nix) breaks into the guy on vacations office so he doesn't have to work, and Charlie (Mayberry) only sporadically delivers the mail (hits), leaving you with no choice but to look for alternatives.
By: Kyle Babcock
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