Thursday, March 8, 2012

Meet... Nick Brzezinski

Meet Your Lansing Lugnuts Front Office Member, Day Three.

Nick Brzezinski
Director of Sales
Note the outstanding lineup of bobble-heads.
Season:  9th

Education:  Graduated from Central Michigan University in 2003, Sports Studies major, Marketing and Journalism minors.  Fire Up Chips!

Job Description: This will be my second season as Director of Sales.  I manage both the Corporate and Group Sales Department as well as working with clients on helping meet their objectives such as employee incentives/rewards and client entertaining.  This can be everything from Season Tickets, Ticket Packages, Nightly Suites, Annual Suites, Company Picnics, and one-time group events of 20-2,500.  I also help manage the Catering Coordinator and our Group Photographer.

Favorite Teams:  Michigan State Spartans, Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions.

Hobbies Include...
  • spending time with my girlfriend, Chrissy, and her cat, Dixie
  • watching sports on TV and attending sporting events
  • running -- supporting local charities by running in different area races; ran 15 races ranging from 5Ks, 8Ks, 10Ks and my first Half Marathon (Capital City River Run – Lansing) in 2011
  • traveling --  As a kid I was blessed that my parents took my two brothers and I on trips to different parts of the country each summer.  We incorporated attending a MLB game in each city we visited.  I have been to 34 total Major League stadiums to see a game and have seen 28 of the 30 teams play at home.  I still to need to cross Arizona and Tampa Bay off my list and circle back to see some of the newer stadiums that have been built recently.  Also, my brother and sister-in-law live in Colorado and my girlfriend has family in South Carolina, so I get to visit those parts of the country often as well.               
  • visiting my family in my hometown of Bay City and supporting my youngest brother who is a High School Basketball Coach at Freeland High School and Football Coach at Bay City All Saints.
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Lugnuts/Blue Jays links for your reading pleasure...

-  The Detroit News declares that Miguel Cabrera passes a big test at third base... involving a former Lugnuts shortstop.  (And, yes, it actually does read "former Lansing Lugnuts shortstop.")

-  How many familiar names can you spot in this
box score?  I'll start you off:  Jake Marisnick, A.J. Jimenez, Michael Crouse, and many more...

-  The Jays split their squad yesterday - the other half
tied the Red Sox, 3-3, with Marcus Knecht singling in his only at-bat.

-  A profile of Noah Syndergaard
from the London Free Press.

-  The Toronto Observer 
continues to get it done with profiles of Blue Jays minor league prospects:  Asher Wojciechowski and Kevin Comer.  We never did see Wojciechowski in Lansing, but we could very well see Comer down the road in 2013 or 2014.

-  The diligent and astute Gerry McDonald over at
Batter's Box draws my attention to his series of 2012 previews, including his expected 2012 rosters/depth chart.  (My thoughts on his Lugnuts predictions:  Interesting to see Luis Hurtado get the starting catching nod; it's a dubious large bench of position players; and Gerry has some inside knowledge that gives him a wise perspective on Anthony DeSclafani.  I'd expect more than a few of the relievers listed for Vancouver to be a part of the Lugnuts' relief corps.)

-  Finally, 1BlueJaysWay collected walk-up songs from assorted folks.  My choices:  Bill Goldberg's WCW theme, for surname reasons; Nelly's Number 1; and Protein's Lemonade.  Banjo solos for everyone!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ol Dixie!