Hello, My name is George and I work as a Hospitality Host or as most of the fans say “Usher”. I am entering my 5th season with the South Bend Cubs and truly enjoy what I am doing except for when it rains. The first year was a little hard
Hello, My name is George and I work as a Hospitality Host or as most of the fans say “Usher”. I am entering my 5th season with the South Bend Cubs and truly enjoy what I am doing except for when it rains. The first year was a little hard since we are standing for about 5 straight hours but my legs have gotten used to it. The basis of my job is to assist our guests in finding their seat locations, answering their questions, and making gameday a clean, safe, friendly environment to watch the game. If a spectator asks me a question I need to know the answer or find out.
I am only one of 12-13 Hosts placed throughout the stadium and we all are trying to make the stadium a great place to watch the ballgame. The young fans enjoy the excitement of the game, the splash pad, the batting cages, the Fun Zone, and running the bases after the game. Adults can relax and watch the game, enjoy refreshments and the between the inning events. I try to get to the game a little early while batting practice is going on so that I can go thru my seating area, cleaning seats and maybe getting a foul ball from batting practice that I love to give to a young fan and then watch them smile. Hope to see you soon.
What do you do currently for the South Bend Cubs?: Hospitality Host
What do you enjoy most about being a Cubs employee?: Getting to work with a great team and see happy fans leaving the games!
What do you do for work outside of being a Cubs employee?: I am a semi-retired Architect still working with contractors and clients. I also have worked for the Notre Dame ticket office since 1983 as an on-call ticket seller for athletic events.
Favorite TV Show: Bull
Walk-up Song: Can’t Stop by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rizzo’s Favorite!
Favorite Vacation Spot: A sandy beach along northern Lake Michigan
Favorite Food: Chicken Fingers and Fries
Favorite Sports Team (besides the South Bend Cubs): Notre Dame
Is a Hot Dog a sandwich?: A hot dog is a hot dog, the bun is extra.
Favorite Athlete Growing Up: Tie - Hank Aaron and John Havlicek
If stranded on an island, what three objects/things you want with you?: A tent, large flashlight with spare batteries, and lots of bottled water
Favorite Subject in School: Math!
Be sure to say hello to George when you come visit Four Winds Field. Keep an eye out on the next edition of "Cubbie Corner Spotlight," which will be found on our social media pages and at SouthBendCubs.com.