A Packed House Greets Brendan Ryan – and Others!

written by Mikaela Cowles on March 21, 2012 in Cactus Closer and Luncheons and Player Appearances with no comments

Brendan Ryan, Rick Rizzs, Dave Sims, and Kevin Cremin joined a packed house of RBI Club members and guests last Monday at our annual Cactus Closer. Curious how Ichiro is helping the Mariners prepare for their upcoming trip to Japan?  “He’s giving (us) nothing,” Ryan said laughing.

Rather, Ryan recommended Ichiro’s interpreter, Anthony as a resource. Ryan said of Anthony:

Anthony does it all. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him up in the booth next to (Rick Rizzs) soon. If you need to know something about a pitcher, you ask Anthony, ‘What’s he got?’ The rest of us have to go through the binder. Anthony’s got it all right up here. [Ryan pointed to his head.] He’s a great resource.

The Closer was held at the Firebird in Peoria, Arizona following the Mariners verse Cub’s game. Were you at the Closer? What informational tidbit was your favorite? Stay tuned for more of ours from the Closer and Spring Training. For an immediate quick peek, check out our photo album on Facebook.

Spring Training 2012 & the Cactus Closer