On July 17, 2014, WoS interviewed Joe Hart at the South Bend Silver Hawks’ Stadium. A president’s job is not easy, but he seems to manage it very well.
Hart says that he likes his job because when people go to a game they’re making memories. He said that even though fans go to the stadium to watch baseball, when the day ends, they’re more about entertainment than sports.
The South Bend Silver Hawks have a seventeen year affiliation with the Arizona Diamond Backs. This means that the players are more of employees than players. But the Silver Hawks “own” them for seventeen years. The Diamond Backs provide the players, and the Silver Hawks provide the equipment such as bats, balls, and buses.
The biggest part of Hart’s job is selling sponsorships. He mentioned that the Silver Hawks have sponsorships with 55 companies. On the backstop, they have around 15 sponsor posters stuck on the wall.