New to the Mix – Brandon Apter Staff Feature
This offseason, the G-Braves have brought in eight new staff members. To get fans more acclimated to the recently added staff, we will be having weekly staff features here on the blog. Up next is the new Marketing & Promotions Manager, Brandon Apter.
How did you end up with the G-Braves and what previous sports experience, if any, got you to the position you currently hold?
I started my baseball career in 2009 with an internship in Reading, PA with the Fightin’ Phils. After that, I enjoyed a nine-month stint as the Marketing Assistant for the Wilmington Blue Rocks in Delaware. The past three seasons, I worked with the Frederick Keys in Maryland. I applied for the G-Braves position from a posting I saw on PBEO. After interviewing here and meeting the staff, I knew it was going to be a great fit and a step forward in my career.
As a new member of the staff, what are you looking forward to most when it comes to working for a new team?
I am looking forward to interacting with the fans first and foremost. Whether it is on-field promotions or theme nights, I want everyone to have a great experience when they come to a game, even if the team loses. Also, working with a new staff is always a new challenge. That being said, the staff I get to work with here is great. Everyone has a great attitude about their respective jobs and we all get along. Also, coming from a team with a ballpark built in the late 80′s, it is surreal to be working in a gorgeous, state-of-the-art facility as well. This is my first time living outside of the Northeast, so I am looking forward to the new adventures this job brings.
What is your dream job in sports and how does it compare to what you wanted to be as a kid?
My dream job in sports is kind of undecided at this point. If I had to choose, it would probably be Director of In-Game Entertainment for a Major League club or perhaps General Manager of a Minor League Baseball team. The family fun atmosphere in MiLB is one of my favorite things to contribute to, so I hope that Minor League Baseball continues to be my profession for a while. How that compares to what I wanted to be as a kid? I wanted to be an ice cream man…so I don’t think I was really even close.
We asked each new staff member a number of “This or That” questions to find out some things you might not figure out by just looking at the online staff bios.
Brandon says Bye Bye Bye to N’ Sync as he prefers the musical stylings of the Backstreet Boys over JT’s group. When it comes to sports movies, he selected the classic baseball flick The Sandlot over the Bash Brothers, Coach Bombay and the Mighty Ducks. Having dressed up as Raphael for plenty of Halloweens as a kid, it is safe to say he prefers the Shredder fighting Ninja Turtles over the Megazord and the Power Rangers. When it comes to Adam Sandler Movies, Brandon chose the Snack Pack loving Billy Madison over the Chubbs trained swing of Happy Gilmore.
If he could be a member of a TV Sitcom family, it would be the Matthews family of Boy Meets World. If a movie was made about Brandon’s life, it would be a comedy and the lead role would be played by Paul Rudd. His favorite cartoon growing up was a tie between Ninja Turtles and Doug and he is a fan of Clark Kent’s double identity as Superman over Bruce Wayne and Batman. Brandon is a night person rather than a morning person and likes the NFL over College Football.
In the food aspect of the quickfire, he picked McDonalds over Burger King, Chick-Fil-A over Zaxby’s and Italian food over Mexican.
Take a listen to what he chose as his walk out song right here and stay tuned for our next staff feature later this week!