There is a lot of work that goes into making the Softball World Series a great experience for both teams and families alike. After the host city has done the work to put the event together, the task force steps in to make sure the event runs smoothly.
Right after the first pitch is thrown at a World Series event the task force has the responsibility of making sure the games stay on schedule, the media is alerted, transportation is provided, and much more.
Barry Jordan will be a member of the task force for the 16u Softball World Series in Pittsfield, MA in 2014, working along side of Rob Conner, the Babe Ruth League National Commissioner. He has been a volunteer for Babe Ruth for over thirty years and currently holds the position of Assistant New England Commissioner. This will be his third year with this position and he also holds the titles of Maine Cal Ripken Commissioner and Maine Softball Commissioner.
Being apart of the task force for his fifth year now, Jordan has a lot of responsibilities.
"I work with the news media to provide them with stats and anything they need, I also help with radio broadcasting if it is needed," said Jordan. "I help the news guys meet who they need to, and organize all the games, coordinate rainouts, and all award recipients."
When he is not helping out on the task force for the World Series events, Jordan works for a security company selling residential home security. He also has done his share of umpiring events as well.
"I umpired the 99' Bambino World Series, I was Chief of 13 year old World Series in 2000, and 2001, and umpired the 2002 Cal Ripken World Series," said Jordan.
Jordan has also helped his community by creating a regulation size Babe Ruth field called Jordan Field in his hometown of Sebago, Maine. He really enjoys what he does with Babe Ruth.