Bernie on the Scene: Answering Reader Questions

Bernie on the Scene: Answering Reader Questions

This article is part of our Bernie on the Scene series.

This week, I decided to do something a bit different for my column.

Over the years I have worked in baseball, people have asked me a number of common questions. I'd like to take this column to answer some of them. And please feel free to use the comment section below to ask me anything that you may have been wondering yourself. Maybe I'll include your question in a future column.

So, here are some questions people have asked me:

1. Does the MLB logo represent any particular player?

The late Harmon Killebrew, a tremendous Hall of Fame player for the Twins, lived in Scottsdale, Ariz.  I often saw him at social and baseball gatherings.

We got to talking about the MLB logo. I had heard he was the profile on the logo. I asked if it is true?  

Killebrew turned to the side and said, "What do you think?"  I told him it looks just like him. He said I was right. He indicated he was told many times that he, indeed, was the profile on the logo.

So the next time you see the MLB logo, think Harmon Killebrew.

2. How do I get to work in baseball?

I'm asked this constantly. My answer is changing.

Years ago, the answer would be that you had to know someone in the game and prove your competency or earn that person's trust.

While that still helps, many jobs have changed. Statistics and video have overtaken personal scouting as the

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Bernie Pleskoff
Bernie Pleskoff is a former professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners.
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