Minor league team makes Brian Williams an offer
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Brian Williams might be off the job for six months, but a Connecticut minor league baseball team said if he is looking for something to do they have just the spot for him.
The Bridgeport Bluefish are known for some of the out-of-the-box promotions and attention grabbing headlines, so its most recent proposal might not surprise many.
The team said Brian Williams, a Connecticut resident, would be perfect for a position they are trying to fill.
“Everyone makes mistakes and you shouldn’t be penalized too much for it,” said Paul Herrmann, of the Bridgeport Bluefish.
The independent minor league team is offering Williams a spot as a media intern for the 2015 season, which is a position that would pay $500 per month.
“Helping out on Bluefish broadcasts, writing game recaps and journalism pieces for the website,” Herrmann said.
NBC suspended Williams for six months after it was revealed that he lied about being in a helicopter that was shot down while covering the war in Iraq.
“It’s not just something specifically for Brian Williams. Obviously he’s our ideal candidate for it, but this is something of a position to fill for the season,” Herrmann said.
The Bluefish know a thing or two about making a splash.
In June, the team brought in baseball hit king Pete Rose to manage a game.
Rose is banned from Major League Baseball for betting on games while managing.
Last July, the team unveiled plans to wear jerseys that outlined a bare chest for Military Appreciation Night.
That move caught heat on social media.
The Bluefish said it is never a bad thing to get a little publicity, specifically in the middle of winter when ball fields are covered with snow.
The team said that the offer is there for Williams.
“Even if it’s not that, he lives close by so we’d love for him to even just come out and throw a first pitch at the ballpark, if he has some time,” Herrmann said.
The baseball season starts on April 24.