SoftLayer, The Texas Rangers & The World SeriesPosted by Suzy Fulton in Executive Blog, Funny, SoftLayer
At the beginning of the baseball season, we gave away tickets for a lucky customer to see a Texas Rangers game, and as a result of that generosity, the Rangers thought it fitting to make it to the World Series. Well … our little giveaway may not have had anything to do with their success, but we like to think our support helped a little.
Understanding that we have customers and employees who are die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fans, I don’t want to turn anyone off with this blog post, but with all of the buzz in the air about the World Series coming back to Arlington this year, I started thinking about the Top 10 Ways SoftLayer is Like the Texas Rangers:
- Secret handshakes / fist bumps.
- Have a no “I” in “Team” mentality … In fact, there are no I’s in “Texas Rangers” or “SoftLayer.”
- Teams’ leaders (i.e. coach and the CEO) are … um … charismatic (to say the least).
- Come ready to play on any day that ends in “y.”
- Strong lineups all the way through.
- Texas is home, but both teams do amazing jobs “on the road.”
- Both have Michaels who like pink.*
- Both have Louisville Slugger bats … The Rangers’ bats do great things, while SoftLayer’s bats are given to recognize employees that have done great things.
- Support is awesome from the customers (fans) to the back office to the team on the field making plays.
- Champions of the World, baby!!**
* Apologies to Michael Young, as this statement may not be true as applied to him. Each of my blogs to date has a veiled (or obvious) reference to our CFO, and it was very difficult to think of how to incorporate this reference in a blog dealing with the Texas Rangers, so I may have taken undue liberties for which I apologize.
** The aspirations associated with that last comparison may have strayed me from an unbiased comparison.