MY PHOTOS

MY CAREER

I started out my career in baseball as an intern for the Seattle Mariners at the age of 16. The next season they had ball girl try outs and I made it! I was the new ball snatcher. I made headlines when I became the first ball girl to dive for a foul ball. I was highlighted on FOX's This Week in Baseball, Univision, CBS Day & Date, ESPN, CNN, KIRO's On Deck Show, and other networks and print publications for my plays on the field and for my baseball artwork, which I donate to various charities and got officially licensed for it by the MLBPA at the age of 19. I have my own sport art business and my art has been displayed at the Legends of the Game museum in TX and the Yogi Berra Museum in NY. I worked for the M's for seven seasons and had the opportunity to get to know all of the main departments of the front office from marketing to public relations. I went on to work for the Red Sox in their Dominican Republic baseball academy as their English teacher. Inspired by my work there, I developed and created a complete career development education program for international players called "Keep Your Eyes in the Ball". This program turned the Red Sox into pioneers in the area of international player development in the area of transition to their careers in the states. I teach the players everything including, American laws, life skills, customs, English, baseball terminology, etiquette, money management, basic nutrition, media and fan relations, literacy, and more. I went on to work for the Orioles and was even recruited by the New York Yankees. My title for the Red Sox was coordinator of player education and with the Orioles, international liaison and instructor of english and cultural literacy. I came back home to complete my college education and returned to the Mariners to work with their major league Latin American players, including their new Cuban star, Yuniesky Betancourt. Interestingly, I was Felix Hernandez's brother's teacher with the Orioles as well. Some players you might recognize that were students of mine include; Anibal Sanchez, Hanley Ramirez, Daniel Cabrera, Wilfredo Ledezma, Ed Rogers, Tony Blanco, Eddy Rodriguez, Franklin Francisco, and Jorge De La Rosa.

My Orioles Class Documentary - Part One

My Sports Art

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Web Site of my artwork

This is cool, I found a web site someone made and they included my artwork in it and made sure to include my name and copyright info! THat was cool! They even put the MLBPA information. Nice! resPECT to them! ;)

http://www.geocities.com/kikisdragonsmariners/Garcia.html

Orioles Article

Here is one article I pulled off the web that announced my hiring with the Orioles team back in 2003.....
English instructor hired

In a newly created position, the Orioles hired Rosie Santizo as instructor of English and cultural literacy. She will assist in the education of Latin American players in the organization.

Santizo spent the past two seasons as the Red Sox's Latin prospect education coordinator.

"She taught players in the Dominican how life was going to be with language and culture in our country," said Doc Rodgers, director of minor league operations. "As many obstacles as you can remove from a talented player, the better chance you have of him meeting his potential."

PopTop - Comment
12-02-2003, 03:23 PM
Originally posted by Nanner

:clap2: Very good move.

Getting Vlad the Great would be another very good move! :D

Copyright © 2003, The Baltimore Sun

Saturday, December 9, 2006

My Life in Baseball

Hi Everybody! I'm finally creating a place to share with my friends about my life in baseball. I of course waited until I'm out of baseball to do it, but hey, better late than never right? I was just having too much fun so I never had time to do it then. Now I took a break from the game just to finish my education. I am pursuing my masters in law, and now I am in my junior year at the university studying International Business, Arabic and Islamic Studies. I hope that you will enjoy the photos and blogs as I post them. The experiences I have had in baseball are so special to me. I enjoyed every single day of my ten years in it. I started out as an intern working at the front office and helping to set up the ball park for the games. I also was a ball girl, being recognized for my diving plays on Univision, FOX's This Week in Baseball, CNN, CBS, and ESPN, in addition to the local networks and newspapers. I am also a professional sports artist and was officially licensed by the MLBPA. I enjoy doing a lot of volunteering and donating for various baseball affiliated charity organizations and fundraisers. I went on to teach English for the Boston Red Sox baseball academy, and ended up developing and creating a complete career development education program for the international players. I was promoted to coordinator of education for the team and when the team was sold a couple of years later, I was taken in by the Orioles. I worked as the instructor and liaison for the international players and player development staff working directly under the farm director. I went back to the Mariners just last year to assist with their Major League international players who needed assistance. It was so great to be back with my first team.

Sunday, July 9, 2006

Long time no write.....

Hi pals,

Sorry I stopped writing, I guess things with my work with the Orioles kept me so busy, and I was enjoying every moment of my life so much, that I just never took the time to document the experience because I was so into living it. I really had a wonderful and amazing time with this team. It was the best to date. Everything just came together there, from my living situation to my day to day duties, to my coworkers to everything. I have to say though that I have loved all of my coworkers and colleagues of each team I have had the blessing to work for. Everyone, the groundskeepers, the coaches, the trainers, public relations, the executives, the players, administrative, everyone, has just been so great to work with and know and I miss everyone of them. At any rate, there is so much to share about all of my work experiences in baseball and too little time. Now what is taking up every second of my life is homework and studying. I am trying to finish up my course requirements to get into the university for this winter. I am finally going to finish with school. That is something I haven't been able to wrap up because of my work in baseball. Last year the Mariners had me back working with their Latino major league talent. It went so great too. But for now I am actually not working in baseball for the first time since I was 15. I am just focusing on school. I miss working with the teams, but I am looking forward to be a university graduate and start forming a family. I definitely am thinking of going back to the game, and will prepare myself and my goals academically and mentally for that possibility, it all just depends on what God has planned for me once I get my degrees. I may also end up going in a different direction, as my knowlege of Arabic will open doors to a whole new world of opportunity. I am majoring in international business and Arabic and will go for my master's in law. That's all from me now as it is very late and I've got to get some rest for more studying tomorrow. Oh yeah, by the way, I am in California now and I'm doing some acting on the side of my studies. You can see my web site at www.rosiesantizo.com

Wednesday, February 8, 2006

scouting

While I worked for the Red Sox, I got the opportunity to learn so much about scouting from some of the best. Elvio Jimenez, who headed the Red Sox Dominican Academy was well respected in baseball for his scouting. He treated me like a daughter while I was there and even took me a long on some weekend scouting trips so I wouldn't be stuck alone at the hotel. Another scout who taught me a lot is the current director of player development now, Ben. Here is a response he sent me about a player I thought could make it as a pitcher and asked if he could look at him. What's cool is this player even ended up coming to play in the states with the Red Sox.

Rosie - I saw Dernier last week in Venezuela. He threw well enough that I
am trying to get him a tourist visa to come to Ft. Myers during spring
training. I don't want to use one of our 42 visa slots at this time, but if
we can get him a visa somehow the plan would be to bring him to Ft. Myers
sometime during ST and let him stay through Extended ST and then make an
evaluation.

Best,
Ben

-----Original Message-----
From: Rosie Carolina Santizo [mailto:baserobada@hotmail.com]
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2002 2:43 PM



Hi Ben, thanks for the message. I hope you are doing well. If there is a
graduation ceremony this year in ST, I hope you´ll be able to attend it.
Winter went great. Looking forward to ST. Have you known anything about
Dernier Orozco? Did he work out as a pitcher? ttfnªRosie