A few weeks ago, it was announced that BlueClaws GM Geoff Brown would be leaving the BlueClaws after 13 years and 12 seasons. The first employee hired by the BlueClaws in November of 1999, Brown has been here for three championships, five million fans, and countless memories.
Today is his last day with the BlueClaws, and he’ll start his new position with Rutgers University Athletics on Monday.
Before he left, we did want to bring him onto the podcast for an interview.
You can listen to the interview by clicking here or by listening below.
A couple of quick snippets, but we hope you listen to the whole thing:
– “I’ve got an 11 year old an an 8-year old. They’re going to want to come to 6-8-10 games, so we’ll be back. But certainly walking out of the office for the last time on Friday is going to be a little bit weird.”
– “It really sunk in when the Rutgers athletic department sent out a press release. All of a sudden it became real at that point. But the last couple of days when I started packing up, it struck again.”
– “I don’t think anyone expected us to draw 400,000 people a year, maybe 300,000. We knew how many people from the Shore were going to see the Thunder and they would stay put to see a game in Lakewood, but we didn’t think 400,000 a year was going to happen. To be those strong numbers 12 years in has been fantastic.”
– “The fans have been fantastic and they continue to be. The amount of people that have emailed me over the last few weeks has made me feel really good.”
– “The fact that I got to dump beer and champagne on other people’s heads…not a lot of professions get to do that – and I got to do that three times.”
Also – there is evidently a time capsule.