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San Diego Gulls hire Adam Jones as off-ice official

Baseball star will be penalty-box attendant for AHL game vs. San Jose on Friday

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Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles, a five-time major league All-Star and four-time Gold Glove-winning outfielder, will live out a hockey-themed dream Friday.

Jones was hired by the American Hockey League's San Diego Gulls as an off-ice official and will serve as a penalty-box attendant for their home game against the San Jose Barracuda.

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"I'm living out my dream joining the San Diego Gulls to be an off-ice official and [serving] as a penalty-box attendant," Jones said in a statement posted on the Gulls website.

Jones, a San Diego native and 11-year veteran, is a Gulls season-ticket holder. He previously won a silent auction for a game-worn jersey from their game against Manitoba on Nov. 12.

The 31-year-old's responsibilities will include keeping track of and recording all penalties and all penalty situations, opening and closing the penalty box doors to let player enter and exit, and providing referees with pucks as necessary.

"We are thrilled to welcome Adam Jones to be a part of the San Diego Gulls organization," Gulls president of business operations Matt Savant said. "It's exciting to add a five-time MLB All-Star to our staff, and we know he will bring a hard-working and winning mentality to our hockey club."

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