Carlos Ruiz Graces Cover of Sports Illustrated

Carlos Ruiz Graces Cover of Sports Illustrated

Carlos Ruiz is a bit of a folk hero among hardcore Phillies fans, but outside of Philadelphia circles it wasn't clear exactly how well known Chooch is to common sports fans. Well there's no doubt as to Ruiz's recognition now as Chooch finally graces the cover of Sports Illustrated.

The accompanying story is by the great Gary Smith, who also wrote the big Four Five Aces cover story for the 2011 season preview.

Also noteworthy: Derek Jeter and his 3,000th hit are a minor cutout in the Chooch cover. That's funny, because the Yankees were also a minor cutout on the Phillies pitchers cover.

Philly rules. Just like Chooooch.

Update: Doh! Looks like New Yorkers get their Jeter cover too. Chooch still gets his cover, but they will be regional.

Cover photo via Sports Illustrated's Bryan A. Graham

CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales


CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Deadline: November 20

Basic Function

This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
• Cultivate new account leads for local sales
• Track sponsorships in specified programs
• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
• Assist with collection of all proof of performance materials.
• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
• Update Customer database
• Other various projects as assigned


1. Good oral and written communication skills.
2. Knowledge of sports.
3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
5. Must be 19 years of age or older
6. Must be a student in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor degree
7. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the US
8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA

Interested students should apply here and specify they're interested in the ad/sales internship.

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