In the old days, triple-A players did what everyone else did during the offseason: They got a job. The star outfielder might be an electrician, the relief pitcher a deliveryman.

In the old days, triple-A players did what everyone else did during the offseason: They got a job. The star outfielder might be an electrician, the relief pitcher a deliveryman.

Today, for players in the upper levels of minor-league baseball, that situation has changed, said Joe Santry, the Columbus Clippers historian and spokesman.

Here's a look at what some of the local boys will be doing after the final home game Sept. 7.

Michael Brantley

Outfielder

No. 50

"I'm going take this offseason and relax and get ready for the following year physically and mentally. It looks right now that I'm not going to be playing any winter ball, but that could change near the end of the season. I go fishing and golfing as much as I can. Keeps me away from baseball."

Lou Marson

Catcher

No. 6

"Playing catcher, I like to get my time off. If I do [play winter ball], I'd like to go play for a month, then come home and relax. I really like to spend time with family and friends at home. Nothing really crazy. Just hang out. Maybe go on vacation this year, try to go on a cruise or something. I don't like to plan things. I like to go with the flow."

Hector Rondon

Pitcher

No. 39

"I may play winter ball over in Venezuela or maybe just work on my body over there. I might play for Caracas. A lot of players go over there. Over there we play for two months, two and a half."

Diamond Deals

Here are some promotions on tap for this weekend's home stand against the Indianapolis Indians.

7:05 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13

Quencher Corner features games, contests and food and drink specials

7:05 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14

Party-in-the-Park offers food and drink specials and live music by Legal Tender; autographed mini-bats to first 1,000 kids 12 and under

7:05 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15

Party-in-the-Park offers food and drink specials and live music by Hickory Wind; performance by the ZooperStars; autograph session with baseball greats from 6-7:30 p.m.

5:05 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16

Family Day admission for two adults and up to four kids costs $15; appearance by Birdzerk; games between baseball greats and fantasy campers start at 2 p.m.