Ross Ohlendorf Spends Off Season With US Department Of Agriculture
Most baseball players either play winter ball or enjoy the few months off but not former Princeton and current Pittsburgh Pirate pitcher Russ Ohlendorf. He decided to transition from his breakout 2009 season into an internship with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
He’s writing a blog about his experience:
In addition to learning about USDA, I have been afforded some great opportunities through my internship. This week I went to a Tribal Leaders Reception for the National Congress of American Indians. I met several interesting people, both tribal leaders and people who work in other departments of the government. The reception was held in the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. It was my first time visiting the museum and reminded me of all the great museums and government buildings in Washington, DC. I have been to a few of them now, with my favorite two being the Library of Congress and the National Archives. I’m looking forward to more great experiences in the weeks to come.
Heck of a way of to spend the off season, better to give back to this wonderful country instead of giving your time back like Ahmad Bradshaw.