Getting To Know: Jay Randall
Welcome back everyone! We hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving break and had a boatload of turkey, sweet potatoes, stuffing and whatever else you feast upon during the holiday. As we mentioned here last week, the Waddle In Shop will be opening for the holiday season on Saturday, December 7 at 10:00 a.m. so that fans can stock up on their Ducks merchandise for the holidays. The re-opening will feature appearances by QuackerJack and Santa Claus, and the team will also begin collecting new, unwrapped toys for the annual holiday toy drive.
The man behind the all the great items available inside the Waddle In Shop is none other than Jay Randall. He is a Ducks veteran, having started with the team way back in 2007 as a game night volunteer for the team. After a successful season with the Ducks, he was then hired as the Merchandise Assistant in 2008. Following the successful completion of his internship, Jay was hired as a full-time member of the front office in the Group Sales department as an Account Executive. His latest promotion came prior to the 2012 season when he became the Merchandise and Client Services Manager.
Along with his hard working demeanor, Jay always brings an infectious smile and stylish persona to Bethpage Ballpark. Everyone in the office can count on him to make them laugh. Today, we want you the fans to find out more about Jay:
Hometown: Medford, NY
High School: Patchogue-Medford High School – Class of 2004
College: St. John’s University
Previous Jobs: Counter Person at Tony D’s Pizzeria and Stocker at Pope Liquors in Medford along with Merchandise Intern with the New York Islanders
Famous For: Never having a bad hair day
Hidden Talent: Can reference any Saved by the Bell episode within the first 10 seconds of the episode
Favorite Baseball Team (Besides the Ducks): New York Mets
Favorite Football Team: New York Jets (season ticket holder for six years)
Favorite Hockey Team: New York Rangers
Favorite Basketball Team: New York Knicks and the St. John’s Red Storm (lifetime season ticket holder)
Favorite Food: Ribeye Steak (cooked medium rare)
Favorite TV Shows: Entourage, The Sopranos, Seinfeld, Saved by the Bell, Boy Meets World and King of Queens
Favorite Ducks Moment: Winning the 2012 Atlantic League championship
Most Memorable Ducks Game: Can’t remember the specific game, but we had a two-hour rain delay, had to tarp the field several times and I was helping the ground crew get the field ready afterwards. The game ended up finishing after midnight.
Best Part About Working for the Ducks: Being able to work in sports, watching everything we work on during the offseason come to life during the season and having a significant impact on those results. In addition, to able to interact with the fans on a nightly basis, work with so many unique and different people over the years and making some great friends along the way has been wonderful.
Life Motto: Stay Fresh!
Be sure to stop by the Waddle In Shop on Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as we re-open the holiday season and say hello to Jay (and Santa and QJ). If you can’t make it out on Saturday, the store will also be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. through Thursday, December 19. Toys will be collected through Monday, December 16 during normal business hours. We look forward to celebrating the holidays with you!
Posted on December 2, 2013, in Feature Articles and tagged Atlantic League, Bethpage Ballpark, Getting to Know, Holidays, Jay Randall, Long Island Ducks, QuackerJack, Santa Claus, Toy Drive, Waddle In Shop. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.