Commissioner’s Corner – A Whole Lot of Thanks!!!

written by Bob Simeone on February 21, 2012 in Commissioner's Corner with no comments

On behalf of the RBI Club Board, thank you to all of our members, Rick Rizzs, Mike Muchlinski, Shannon Drayer, Greg Johns, and Brad Adam for making our third annual Media Day Luncheon such a wonderful success.

February’s luncheon was especially unique because of guest speaker Major League Baseball (MLB) Umpire Mike Muchlinski. Through surveys and personal feedback, members have said for years they wanted to hear from a MLB umpire.

Given the private and varying nature of MLB umpire travel schedules, landing an umpire has been nearly impossible. Thankfully, Rick Rizzs had the prefect solution – a Pacific Northwest MLB Umpire.

Mike, his beautiful wife Julie, and their adorable son Samson joined us at our February luncheon. His tales of difficult calls and his behind the plate perspective captivated the room, including our return guest speakers: Shannon, Greg, Brad, and Rick.

We had so much fun, we got a little goofy!

Our media guests also shared their insights about the upcoming whirlwind of trips to Spring Training in Peoria, Tokyo, and Oakland before returning home to Safeco in mid-April. Thank you to all for a tremendous afternoon event.

The upcoming Cactus Closer in Peoria on March 19 is sure to be equally as exciting. If you can’t make it, we’ll see you at Safeco in April.

For additional details about the Cactus Closer please contact Rebecca Mulhollen: (435) 238-8486 or

Believe Big,