DOWNTOWN — Lifelong Sox fan Alexa Vaicaitis doesn't mind wearing her love for the South Siders on her sleeve.
Vaicaitis, a senior account executive in the team's premium sales department, regularly posts, tweets and shares photos of her wearing the latest Sox gear on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and SnapChat.
"I have found that these social media platforms are a great way to connect with Sox fans and clients alike," said Vaicaitis, a DePaul graduate and Lincoln Park resident. "And while I don’t necessarily use social media with the intent to sell [tickets], it has certainly resulted in plenty of sales. So I look at that as an added bonus."
Vaicaitis has worked for the Sox for more than seven years. Her job responsibilities include hosting clients in the visitors dugout to watch postgame fireworks and taking others to toss out ceremonial first pitches while meeting team ambassadors Harold Baines, Carlton Fisk and Ron Kittle.
While modeling the team's merch isn't a part of her job description, she says she'd probably be wearing team gear most days anyway — working for the team is a dream job for Vaicaitis, who grew up in the southwest suburbs and would routinely ditch school to attend Opening Day at what's now Guaranteed Rate Field.
"One of my favorite childhood memories is of my dad sneaking me out of ballet class early so that the two of us could go to a Sox game," she said. "And I could always count on my mom to call me in ‘sick’ from school on Opening Day every year. Having the opportunity to work for the team that I love is truly a dream come true."
Check out some of the photos Vaicaitis has posted below: